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R. Ingram Coins,
2 Avonborne Way,
Chandler's Ford,
Eastleigh,
SO53 1TF
ENGLAND

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Posted by: R. Ingram Coins on 2019-05-22

Our Summer 2019 coin list has now been uploaded to our website. It contains over 12,500 coins, many are new and we have picked up some superb collections of Gold, Silver, Copper, US, Australian, Foreign and much else besides. In particular we have listed many new Sovereigns, Crowns, Shillings, hammered, and Scottish.

https://www.ringramcoins.com/media/pdf/ringram-coins-catalogue.pdf

We are often asked where we obtain or coins, and our sources are many and varied. One source is from metal detectorists, and if you are keen on detecting, you might find the following story of interest. I am thankful to Wikipedia for it:

It concerns the Lenborough coin hoard. It was discovered, on 21 December 2014, on farmland in the Buckinghamshire hamlet of Lenborough, between Buckingham and Padbury, during a metal detectorist rally organised by the Weekend Wanderers Detecting Club involving approximately one hundred people. One of the participants, Paul Coleman, located the coins inside a lead container buried 2 feet under the ground.

Coleman said that he "found a piece of lead and thought it was junk. But then I looked back in the hole and saw one shiny coin. Then I lifted a larger piece of lead and saw row upon row of coins stacked neatly." According to Pete Welch, the founder of the club, the coins were in remarkably good condition: "They're like mirrors, no scratching, and buried really carefully in a lead container, deep down. It looks as though only two people have handled these coins, the person who made them and the person who buried them." They were found covered in clay and silt that had seeped though holes in the lead, but otherwise, they were pristine.

Buckinghamshire County Museum archaeologist Ros Tyrell, the Buckinghamshire Finds Liaison Officer for the Portable Antiquities Scheme, was present during the rally to record any objects discovered, and excavated the hoard immediately after it was found. The hoard was taken to the British Museum for examination and conservation.

The hoard consists of 5,252 silver coins. The coins, date from the first half of the eleventh century, and include many coins from the reigns of two Anglo-Saxon kings, Æthelred the Unready (978–1013 and 1014–1016) and Cnut (1016–1035). The coins were wrapped in a sheet of lead.

As the hoard consists of precious metal more than 300 years old, it had to be assessed by a coroner under the terms of the Treasure Act 1996 to determine whether it is treasure. The coins are in such good condition that their total value has been estimated at £1.35 million.

The reasons for the burial of the hoard are unknown. Simon Keynes, Professor of Anglo Saxon at Cambridge University, calls the hoard "difficult to explain" at present, and he wonders whether it is "a hoard of a Viking—his accumulated wealth" or something else. A fuller explanation may be possible when the coins have all been cleaned and it is clearer from which reigns the coins date

Bucks County Museum hopes to save the hoard for the public and must raise the money.
That is what you call a lucky day.

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ENGLAND

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