This time I had a go at our local small beach and tho the sand has started to creep back in and tons of seaweed on the top of the beach, I managed to find a couple of low hot spots. The first half hour I tried my luck out on the very wet sand along the low water mark, I wasn't finding anything and as I only had three and a half hours left I headed back up the beach. That's where I found the low spots, still on the wet sand. I couldn't get on the dry because of all the seaweed and stones.
So, what did I find. Nothing overly exciting, all the finds worth showing are in the picture above. A total of 47 coins. There is £4.24 in decimal money, 6 pre-decimal pennies and a half penny, 2 thrupenny bits, what looks like a lead weight of some kind, a junk copper ring and a tiny shield. An enjoyable 4 hours really.
This is the tiny shield and it seems to be made of copper going by the plain back. For size comparison, that;s a 5p piece directly under the shield in the top picture. No matter how small, it can't escape the Velox and it gave off a lovely signal.
***UPDATE***I've just returned from another trip to this beach hoping to find some nice goodies but alas, it wasn't to be. A total of 23 coins, decimal and some pre-decimal. All in a poor sorry state. Also I found another child's junk ring. Today's coins below.
Below I've been keeping an eye on the sand coming back onto the beach with a series of pictures taken from the same spot on the beach. As you can see it don't take long.
Beach stripped of sand on 4th January
Taken 9 days later on the 13th January.
Took this picture today 14th January.