New Zealand silver! Toasted Wm. & Mary?

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Found a few keepers in an old farm field on Sunday. The first was this New Zealand shilling dated 1934. The front depicts King George V, while the reverse side shows a Maori warrior. It is 50% silver. The other coin I believe is William and Mary. It takes some real looking, but I think I see GVL in the lower left, and MVS in the upper left. I also think I see the point of William’s leafy crown and perhaps Mary’s forehead. The back is completely shot, though I swear I see the number four right where the date should be: 1694? The third keeper was this small bell that I found on the way to the car. It is only about the size of a Lincoln cent, and apparently had an iron clapper. Anybody have any ideas about age and function? Thanks! Happy hunting!
 

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billb

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Congratulations on your nice recoveries
 

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That's only the 2nd year New Zealand issued coins. Makes you wonder how it got there.
 

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After looking at the pics, I'm thinking that is a W & M for sure. What a great coin! The bell is a wonderful find too.
I'm with cudamark...Gotta wonder how that NZ found its way to a Mass farm field. Congrats all around!
 

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Found a few keepers in an old farm field on Sunday. The first was this New Zealand shilling dated 1934. The front depicts King George V, while the reverse side shows a Maori warrior. It is 50% silver. The other coin I believe is William and Mary. It takes some real looking, but I think I see GVL in the lower left, and MVS in the upper left. I also think I see the point of William’s leafy crown and perhaps Mary’s forehead. The back is completely shot, though I swear I see the number four right where the date should be: 1694? The third keeper was this small bell that I found on the way to the car. It is only about the size of a Lincoln cent, and apparently had an iron clapper. Anybody have any ideas about age and function? Thanks! Happy hunting!
Nice finds!
 

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Found a few keepers in an old farm field on Sunday. The first was this New Zealand shilling dated 1934. The front depicts King George V, while the reverse side shows a Maori warrior. It is 50% silver. The other coin I believe is William and Mary. It takes some real looking, but I think I see GVL in the lower left, and MVS in the upper left. I also think I see the point of William’s leafy crown and perhaps Mary’s forehead. The back is completely shot, though I swear I see the number four right where the date should be: 1694? The third keeper was this small bell that I found on the way to the car. It is only about the size of a Lincoln cent, and apparently had an iron clapper. Anybody have any ideas about age and function? Thanks! Happy hunting!
Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!!
 
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That's only the 2nd year New Zealand issued coins. Makes you wonder how it got there.
Thanks … did not know that. This was certainly an unexpected find, as it is a long way from home.
 
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After looking at the pics, I'm thinking that is a W & M for sure. What a great coin! The bell is a wonderful find too.
I'm with cudamark...Gotta wonder how that NZ found its way to a Mass farm field. Congrats all around!
Thanks! I wish the copper was in better shape, but at least it was identifiable. I really like the small bell, and hope for some ideas on it.
 

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