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Plea to Black Countyr Bugle readers as Aldridge metal detector unearths old coins

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: August 22, 2014

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NOVICE treasure hunter Craig Pulley, who unearthed a rare Roman brooch on the outskirts of his home town of Aldridge last month, has uncovered some more old coins.

Craig, who took up metal detecting only four months, has made some interesting finds around the Midlands, but he is hoping Bugle readers can help provide more information on the money and tokens, pictured left.

Top left is a King George V and Queen Mary coronation coin which he found in Sutton Coldfield. Dated June 1911 he believes these were medal souvenirs given out by the mayor.

Top right is an 1887 Queen Victoria Golden Jubilee medallion dated 1887 which he discovered in an Aldridge park.

Middle left is a silver coin to celebrate the marriage of Prince George, Duke of York, to Princess Mary of Teck on July 6, 1893. while to the right is a coin to mark Queen Elizabeth II's coronation.

Bottom left is a Bilston 1d from 1811 payable at the Bilston Royal Exchange while bottom middle is a 1.5d Vine Inn, Darlaston, token with the name J Plant. Bottom right is a druid token, probably from Walsall in the early 1800s, with the name Joseph Parker.

"I know a little about all the coins and tokens I have found," said Craig, "but any more details that Bugle readers can give would be very welcome." Email Craig on kleggy5@hot mail.com

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