My first silver spoon!

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My first silver spoon!

Post by 12GoldBars » Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:45 pm

Was out last night on a recently cropped field that used to be pasture, not one of my favourites as not much has come out of this field apart from a few badly corroded coins then I found this with my Minelab Safari. It came out from about 10" down under the rotten grass on a reading of 36 in coin and jewelry mode with the 11" FBS Coil. I've been doing this fascinating hobby on & off for about 20 years and this is the first Silver Spoon I have ever found so very pleased.

I think the silver maker is James Berry (Aberdeen) and it dates I think back to 1836-1857.

If anyone thinks any different then can they please let me know as I am hopeless at reading these mint marks. Thanks
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Post by Pete E » Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:53 pm

Very nice mate! I've had plenty of spoons, but none have been silver...
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Re: My first silver spoon!

Post by Ladybird66 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:15 pm

Very nice, shame it’s damaged. I think it’s Edinburgh, 1863. But I might be wrong (usualy) :D

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Re: My first silver spoon!

Post by Lowland » Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:53 pm

Not just a silver spoon-a Scottish silver spoon.
Great find ::g
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Re: My first silver spoon!

Post by Easylife » Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:37 pm

Nice find, Edinburgh 1859, but also has the Aberdeen 'ABD' mark, Yep, James Berry. ::g
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