Sunday, August 4, 2013

US Two cents and silver

Had not expected to get a hunt this weekend as the weather forecast was for heavy rain but it must have gone around us as it became quite fine as Saturday progressed. Keen to get out n about, I went to the park at 3pm and very glad that I did as it turned out to be one of those hunts with plenty of variety in finds which always makes it so much more enjoyable I reckon.

The best find of the day was a USA two cent piece. As you can see in the pic it is pretty knackered but is definitly a 2c. Has anyone else found one?
Wikipedia says

The two-cent piece was produced by the United States Bureau of the Mint for circulation from 1864 to 1872 and for collectors in 1873. Designed by James B. Longacre, there were decreasing mintages each year, as other minor coins such as the nickel proved more popular. It was abolished by the Mint Act of 1873.

Also pulled up a 1935 silver NZ shilling and this quite small .925 ring.

Below is a pic of all my finds for the day.
A Boys Brigade badge, penny's, half penny's, a 1947 half crown, Britsih pound, asian alloy coin, $16.10 in spendables and the fairy bling pendant.

The blue and white scarf pendant has Utrecht 2009 on the back. This is from The World Economic History Congress held at Utrecht, Netherlands, August 3 -7th. Coincidently I found the badge on August 3rd, 2013. 

Lastly is this an old condom box lid? I think it says Gordonia.
Hope they had fun.

Thanks for looking.


Max said...

2 cent coin is a very very rare find, even in USA. Depending on the condition they go from 20$ on ebay.

the rest of finds a usual lot that keeps every hunter happy.!

By the way, i tried to call you on the weekend for a hunt, but your phone was going into voicemail :-(

Brett said...

hmm an interesting assortment.. the 2c is cool.