A big bit of silver in the goldfields

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A big bit of silver in the goldfields

Post  GemQ on Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:30 pm

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Just thought I'd share the best Gothic Florin I've found with you. Easily my favourite coin to find. They are pretty rare in the goldfields, usually the big silvers are either half crowns or shillings.  Also found a nice set of gold weights (1, 2 & 4 ou Troy).

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Post  mungoman on Mon May 01, 2017 7:54 am

Very nicely done GemQ.
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Post  GOLDGASM on Mon May 01, 2017 11:29 am

That is a beautiful coin gemq, congrats!

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Post  slimpickens on Mon May 01, 2017 12:57 pm

Oh yes! That's the way to do it. You should be working for the CSI.

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Post  deutran on Mon May 01, 2017 1:29 pm

Nice collection well done
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Post  Tributer on Mon May 01, 2017 3:00 pm

Well done GemQ, it is a beautiful well preserved coin. I don't know much about old gold scale weights but the depressions seem strange....... could your finds actually be moulds for making ingots? cheers tributer
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Post  ttrash on Mon May 01, 2017 3:12 pm

The Gothic is outstanding. Q15

Keep flogging it .... There might be a Sovereign .....
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Post  Digginerup on Mon May 01, 2017 9:41 pm

Tributer wrote: Well done GemQ, it is a beautiful well preserved coin.  I don't know much about old gold scale weights but the depressions seem strange....... could your finds actually be moulds for making ingots? cheers tributer



Good call Tributer, I was wondering the same thing, I guess the best test would be to weigh them and see if the mark corresponds to the weight,   scratch though I wonder if the writing would be in reverse order for a correct transfer?

Wayne. cheers cheers
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Post  Eureka Dreams on Tue May 02, 2017 5:41 pm

Nice find,great looking coin GemQ cheers Around what year / years does this coin date from ?

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Post  GemQ on Tue May 02, 2017 6:06 pm

The Gothic Florin is an early one 1855
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A BIT OF SILVER IN THE GOLDFIELDS

Post  Eureka Dreams on Tue May 02, 2017 7:23 pm

GemQ wrote:The Gothic Florin is an early one 1855

Thanks for that info..

I have found quite a few English silver and copper coins but only the one copper token..The penny token i found was struck in Birmingham England around 1859 for Robert Parker / Ironmonger of Moorabool Street Geelong..I found it in an old timers dig hole in Linton Very Happy  The goldrush was well underway in 1855 here in Victoria and the Eureka Stockade ( 03/12/1854 ) was still sending shockwaves through the prospecting community.

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Post  California on Thu May 04, 2017 3:42 am

Nice silver coin, nice settling weights for a gold scale. Used to have a nice vintage scale with brass weights which were stamped in dwt. all the weights would fit into each other....pretty cool. Nice job !
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Post  Curley on Fri May 05, 2017 6:05 pm

Digginerup wrote:
Tributer wrote: Well done GemQ, it is a beautiful well preserved coin.  I don't know much about old gold scale weights but the depressions seem strange....... could your finds actually be moulds for making ingots? cheers tributer



Good call Tributer, I was wondering the same thing, I guess the best test would be to weigh them and see if the mark corresponds to the weight,   scratch though I wonder if the writing would be in reverse order for a correct transfer?

Wayne. cheers cheers
Hi Wayne and Duck.
The depressions in the top were used so the different sized weights could be put inside each other.....a bit like a Babooska Doll if you like so you could keep putting weights in until it balanced with whatever was being weighed on the other side.
It also helped so they all packed away neatly.
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