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Title: Gun Money shilling and unusual field field.
Post by: Borderreiver on October 15, 2012, 05:17:16 PM
I havent been posting much as you all know what buckles,buttons,hammie pennies etc look like but thought this was interesting enough.Ive never found a gun metal coin before and the detail is good.Pity about the edges.
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Post by: Lucky LIFE MEMBER on October 15, 2012, 05:35:30 PM
Well found sir  :D   Gun Money is a bit thin on the ground, think I've only ever found one or perhaps at most two coins.  Great recovery--- finding it would have made my month never mind day. :)
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Post by: gemmavaughan on October 15, 2012, 06:07:11 PM
Nice one BR :)
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Post by: Carrumba on October 15, 2012, 06:21:06 PM
Nice one BR.  Gun money is on my list of "to find", especially as it's one of those historically significant coins made for a specific purpose.  Excellent find. :-)
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Post by: spectra on October 15, 2012, 06:40:53 PM
Cracker of a find Borderreiver ,the soil has  been kind there , think i can still see the month , found one last month my first in 25 years , the edges suffered  the most as well ,  well recovered  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: taxidave on October 15, 2012, 07:30:35 PM
Thats a top find BR and nice condition,decent soil as Spectra says
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Post by: vikingson on October 15, 2012, 08:49:48 PM
well done robert on your finds and gun money.......regards
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Post by: s60tty on October 15, 2012, 09:12:18 PM
Very nice Robert ,what a rare find & great nick too .. A wee change from buckles  :P :P ;)  :)
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Post by: Grant on October 15, 2012, 09:26:43 PM
Well found Robert.

Is that sep or dec 1690?
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Post by: sharon on October 15, 2012, 10:22:33 PM
Nice one RAD! Looked up gun money- interesting ! Cool find
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Post by: Acoustic on October 15, 2012, 10:30:34 PM
Well found Robert, nice and unusual.

Aye
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Post by: Adrian on October 16, 2012, 04:34:34 AM
Fantastic find BR - well recovered :)
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Post by: Mrspud67 on October 16, 2012, 06:54:26 AM
Fantastic find Robert never seen one of those coins  looks great what machine were  you using and what did it come up as
Cheers greig
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Post by: Borderreiver on October 16, 2012, 07:01:42 AM
Fantastic find Robert never seen one of those coins  looks great what machine were  you using and what did it come up as
Cheers greig


GMP.It came up as a beep.LOL.
Thanks everyone.I thought it was just another George ll until I saw IAC---  on it.
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Post by: radlybadly on October 16, 2012, 12:05:11 PM
I found a gun money shilling this past Sunday the detail is beautiful coin is a bit chewed up but the history behind it is fascinating mine was 1689 July
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Post by: crepitis on October 16, 2012, 04:45:46 PM
Long time no see BR,   good to see you posting again mate .  ;)

Cracking find  8)    , from a pivotal point in British history. One of those items I would love to find.
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Post by: buck57 on October 19, 2012, 05:57:14 PM
Nice find Borderreiver.   :)  What is the history behind this Gun Metal Money? Congrats   ;)
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Post by: s60tty on October 19, 2012, 10:56:56 PM
Just Google( gun money ) & it`s all explained there Buck , very interesting history behind it .. :) :)
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Post by: buck57 on October 20, 2012, 01:12:13 AM
Thanks scotty. I just pulled it up. That is very interesting and OLD.