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You poor boy!,,, silver and old coins....I just can’t stop the tears!

what a wonderful vault you have....

fred

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I think the damaged sixpence has 'mower rash' , rather than spade strike. I've found plenty of 'coinslaw' caused by mowers, so it's no surprise that you will come across it.
And it's not a tractor, it's a steamroller / roadroller, made by Aveling Barford. Possibly Budgie or Lesney Matchbox, though I would expect it would say on it's underside.
This type of thing:
roadroller

Edit: or is it a Fun Ho ?
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1 hour ago, PimentoUK said:

I think the damaged sixpence has 'mower rash' , rather than spade strike. I've found plenty of 'coinslaw' caused by mowers, so it's no surprise that you will come across it.
And it's not a tractor, it's a steamroller / roadroller, made by Aveling Barford. Possibly Budgie or Lesney Matchbox, though I would expect it would say on it's underside.
This type of thing:
roadroller

Edit: or is it a Fun Ho ?
FunHo

It probably was a mower that did it, I was so annoyed thinking I did it.

You're right again, I honestly don't know how you do it Pimento.  It is a Fun Ho 🙂 I've spent the last 30 minutes cleaning it up enough to read the writing on the bottom

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You're starting to sound like a grumpy old man Fred 🙂

 

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Just some teasing...a little jealous....at almost 70, I am old...and many would say I was born grumpy.

however, I mean no harm!

freddy

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Good 'ol Fred's not grumpy, Simon, just envious. But so are the rest of us. Me included. Sniff... Thanks for this whole thread, especially the pics. HH Jim

 

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 I concur with Jim, Fred is not a grumpy old man, one of the best to have as a friend.

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All good Fred, I was just teasing you, my wife calls me grumpy all the time 🙂

It's amazing what you can get your hands on when you ask around, I borrowed a couple of cupro nickle NZ coins off a neighbour to test their ID's seeing they were in reasonable condition

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Seeing that little threepence gets a 2/3/4 when corroded a pretty big difference, the sixpence that gets a very solid 10 gets a 8/9 when corroded.  They should have stuck with silver.

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Did you ever learn if the sovereign was real?

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4 hours ago, coinhunterseth said:

Did you ever learn if the sovereign was real?

No, I haven't taken it to be looked at yet, there isn't anywhere around here to take it, I'll have to take it with me next time I go to the big smoke which isn't often.  I think because it's slightly lighter than it should be from the weights I found on internet it's possibly a fake.  It's just so strange a fake would be there in among all these old coins.

I do know an old local lost two sovereigns in the town many years ago, he doesn't know where he lost them, for all I know they could be lost in his house somewhere but it means it's a possibility it was one of his.

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