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    Henry VIII Testoon

    The word rare tends to get a little over used. I have though never found one of these coins. Or known anybody that as. It's a Testoon of Henry VIII, third coinage 1544-7, it's extremely dabased silver, Spink 2364. as to value, I will happily spend a couple of hundred pounds, having the coin professionally cleaned. I found the coin after digging several shot gun cartridge brass ends . The signal just sounded like another one. The other picture is a 17th century clothing fastener. Had a couple of these recently. Got to resist the urge, to try and clean the coin myself. Could be a very expensive mistake.
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    Love to see it cleaned up. Ya know, you never cease to amaze me just how much good stuff you bring to light, thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by villagenut View Post
    Love to see it cleaned up. Ya know, you never cease to amaze me just how much good stuff you bring to light, thanks.
    This one amazed me !!!

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    Never even heard of a testoon, but that must be a great find even for the UK. And that must really be extremely debased silver like you said as based on the pic I'd swear it was a copper. Good luck with the cleaning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D. (VA) View Post
    Never even heard of a testoon, but that must be a great find even for the UK. And that must really be extremely debased silver like you said as based on the pic I'd swear it was a copper. Good luck with the cleaning.
    Cheers Bill, it must be right at the end of the third issue. Henry robbed England blind, even taking most of the silver from the coins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robfinds View Post
    The word rare tends to get a little over used.
    I say not when talking about this coin. And it's not clipped and lots of detail remaining. I say the jackpot goes to Rob....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Westfront View Post
    I say not when talking about this coin. And it's not clipped and lots of detail remaining. I say the jackpot goes to Rob....
    Cheers Westfront, needless to say happy with this coin.

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    Cool find. Send that baby out for cleaning. It is no doubt a rare find.

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    Would love to see a follow up pic of that coin after its cleaned
    Remember its not the treasures we find or the length of the journey. But the fact that when we are done we can look back at our life and smile with a satisfied feeling that we enjoyed the trip. So always "Keep Swinging And Keep Smiling"

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    An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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    Bristollie or Bristolie; can't wait to see.
    Either way, a fantastic find and of great numismatic (quite rare) and historic value.
    Get professionally cleaned, for sure.
    Meanwhile, I'll give it a BANNER vote; maybe the first to appear on treasurenet.com--and with good reason; its rarity.
    Don,....
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    Wow, very sweet find! It has my Banner vote, congratulations!

    Steve
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    That coin is great, as is the story of the king. Can't wait to see it cleaned up!

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    Super find Rob, can't even remember seeing what at the coin fairs even. I would vote banner but it would be just another long battle I'd clean it myself if it were mine, a pro would only use the same methods as we do.

    SS
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mackaydon View Post
    Bristollie or Bristolie; can't wait to see.
    Either way, a fantastic find and of great numismatic (quite rare) and historic value.
    Get professionally cleaned, for sure.
    Meanwhile, I'll give it a BANNER vote; maybe the first to appear on treasurenet.com--and with good reason; its rarity.
    Don,....
    Cheers Don, yes will get it cleaned.

 

 
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