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(Guardian)   Coin found by detectorist dad sold for £648,000. Note to self: take a class on detectorism and check my couch cushions   (theguardian.com) divider line
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2022-01-24 10:52:17 PM  
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One of the best shows I've seen in recent years.
 
2022-01-25 12:13:46 AM  

solokumba: [Fark user image image 317x445]

One of the best shows I've seen in recent years.


Came to post this.

Beaten to the punch.  Yep, was a pretty great show.  Not perfect, but really decent.
 
2022-01-25 12:13:55 AM  
He did not say that he was going to cut the kids in on it. Them may want a cut.
 
2022-01-25 12:16:23 AM  
At first I thought he was just hunting with the trowel. That's sounds like a pretty laborious process to search for coins.

Anyways the coin looks really cool.
 
2022-01-25 12:17:12 AM  
Henry III. Ruler during the most boring 56 years of England's history.

/his greatest achievement was owning an elephant
 
2022-01-25 12:31:41 AM  
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2022-01-25 12:55:03 AM  
If you aren't already detectoring for coins you're a stupid geezer who doesn't understand the tech?
 
2022-01-25 1:14:32 AM  
I'd buy a metal detector if I didn't live in North America.

"Beer tab...beer tab...fake gold tooth attached to corpse...beer tab..."
 
2022-01-25 1:18:48 AM  
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2022-01-25 1:42:23 AM  

Eravior: I'd buy a metal detector if I didn't live in North America.

"Beer tab...beer tab...fake gold tooth attached to corpse...beer tab..."


That's why people are cashing in on arrowheads.
 
2022-01-25 1:46:44 AM  
Detectorists - Is he allowed to talk?
Youtube bk7Yt0shNvM
 
2022-01-25 2:16:03 AM  

MBooda: Ruler during the most boring 56 years of England's history.


Ruling for a long, but boring period is high praise. He clearly did something right. Interesting times tend to mean a lot of people died young.
 
2022-01-25 5:27:17 AM  

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I miss that show.
 
2022-01-25 5:52:01 AM  
The Treasure Act 1996
In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, all finders of gold and silver objects, and groups of coins from the same finds, over 300 years old, have a legal obligation to report such items under the Treasure Act 1996. Prehistoric base-metal assemblages found after 1st January 2003 also qualify as Treasure. What is Treasure in the menu on the left provides more detailed information on the type of artefacts and coins which need to be reported as potential Treasure.
 
2022-01-25 7:12:47 AM  

Eravior: I'd buy a metal detector if I didn't live in North America.

"Beer tab...beer tab...fake gold tooth attached to corpse...beer tab..."


Don't forget brass and shotgun shells.
 
2022-01-25 7:43:52 AM  
Did he get the name on the grave?
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2022-01-25 8:56:52 AM  
People used to have really bad pockets.
 
2022-01-25 9:03:05 AM  
Sorry subby, metal detectors won't find used condoms.
 
2022-01-25 9:41:57 AM  
Bill Wyman, former Stones bassist, is such an enthusiast he built his own model detector.

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2022-01-25 9:42:50 AM  
Question: both me and my wife thought that all the found loot was the property of the Crown.  How come this guy gets to keep his?
 
2022-01-25 9:58:08 AM  
For some stupid reason, detectorists and magnet fishers keep popping up on my TicTok feed. They get breathlessly excited about finding crap. I haven't seen one yet were they found anything remotely interesting or valuable.
 
2022-01-25 11:04:30 AM  

Petite Mel: For some stupid reason, detectorists and magnet fishers keep popping up on my TicTok feed. They get breathlessly excited about finding crap. I haven't seen one yet were they found anything remotely interesting or valuable.


Try the youtube dumpster divers.
 
2022-01-25 11:06:44 AM  

solokumba: [Fark user image 317x445]

One of the best shows I've seen in recent years.


Absolutely a hidden gem.
 
2022-01-25 11:09:18 AM  

yakmans_dad: Question: both me and my wife thought that all the found loot was the property of the Crown.  How come this guy gets to keep his?


Only if it's a whole stash of historical significance, like a burial. A single coin lost by someone a long time ago isn't. Even if it is the crowns you still get a chunk of change to discourage people from illegally selling stuff.
 
2022-01-25 1:29:50 PM  

DeathByGeekSquad: solokumba: [Fark user image 317x445]

One of the best shows I've seen in recent years.

Absolutely a hidden gem.


Last season was kind of a letdown without Sophie. But I also wished they'd had another couple of seasons.
 
2022-01-25 1:30:25 PM  

justanotherfarkinfarker: yakmans_dad: Question: both me and my wife thought that all the found loot was the property of the Crown.  How come this guy gets to keep his?

Only if it's a whole stash of historical significance, like a burial. A single coin lost by someone a long time ago isn't. Even if it is the crowns you still get a chunk of change to discourage people from illegally selling stuff.


In essence you find something significant, you have to report it to the local coroner - that's who handles it.  They hold an inquest to determine whether or not it legally constitutes treasure.  Most things that are remotely valuable are indeed treasure under the law, so at that point you're required to offer it to museums/etc. for a valuation that's set by another independent committee (to keep the locals from lowballing the price to obtain the item for their museum or whatnot.)  That price is usually not what you could get on the open market, but it's not nominal either - for the precise reason you outlined.  They really do try to strike a balance

If no museums or the like are interested at the price that was set, or at all, then you are allowed to do whatever you like with it.  I had a WoW guildmate that dug up some old roman stuff at his property while setting up a new shed foundation - we got to learn all about the process.  (Only reason I know a damn thing about it as an American.)  He ended up with the equivalent of about $12000 - open market would have been 25k-ish maybe - he had some more or less intact beautiful mosaic tiles and a bunch of old piping etc. from what had apparently been a bathhouse with a hypocaust at one time
 
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