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Keep it up and you'll be giving Simon/Phrunt a run for the roses.  (So please keep it up.  :laugh:)

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  • Steve Herschbach changed the title to ' Secret ' Patch Has Turned Into Silver Mine..

They all add up.  Silver is great to find these days.

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5 hours ago, GB_Amateur said:

you'll be giving Simon/Phrunt a run for the roses

i don't think this little patch has a patch on Phrunt's cointopia.. but i'll give him a good run for his roses.. 🌹 🌹

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I've just noticed the small 'D' on the 1942 sixpence.. these Australian coins were minted in the USA.. Coins struck at the San Francisco mint (1942–1944) carry a small S below the coat of arms, while those from the Denver mint (1942–1943) have a small D in the same place.. 

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Mine come up cleaner 🙂

Well done Erik, thanks for keeping us updated on your spot.  I don't think I've found an Aussie silver sixpence yet.

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Erik, would you mind zipping one of the Aussie Sixpence coins under your Nox and letting me know the target ID please? I'm sure If I know the ID I will find one, they have to be here.  The ID's of all the Aussie silvers you find would be handy.  Thanks!

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Simon the reading should be good as Australian pre-decimal silver coins minted between 1910 and 1945 comprise 92.5% pure silver (sterling silver). Later dates contain 50% silver like most of NZ silver coin.

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8 hours ago, phrunt said:

The ID's of all the Aussie silvers you find would be handy

no worries..

queen Victoria shilling - 26/27

king George shilling - 27/28

queen Elizabeth shilling - 20/21

king George florin - 27/28

queen Elizabeth florin - 28/29

king George sixpence (1942) - 22/23/24

king George sixpence (1946) - 21/22

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Eric so size does matter 😀 Although they are Sterling silver (Not the Queen Elizabeth Coins) They seem to be in a tight range for each size coin. When I was discriminating targets I always lifted the coil to height that gave me a mild definite clear signal, it seemed to reduce the ground effect in hot or salt ground.

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