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Well it's day 2 in the big brother household: the blood from Day 1 has mostly been mopped up and the bones reset. The surviving contestants are looking forward to at least another 20 days of close contact martial arts, mostly not on the telly. :D

Yesterdays ongoing scrap clearance in the shed produced a little surprise. Just as I was about to throw yet another junk white metal ring onto the heap something inside it caught my eye.
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A quick clean and a small and crappy laser etched mark became visible. I knew that it wasn't gold because the signal must have been in the steel range for it to get consigned to the junk pouch, and the mark wasn't the Platinum one. A bit of digging around on the Internet produced a dead ringer (sorry) which was identified as a post 2010 Palladium ring hallmarked in Sheffield. Apparently modern Palladium fineness marks are in 3 circles whilst similar purity Platinum ones are in a trapeze.

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Anyway it is about £130 as scrap at current prices (or three toilet rolls and half a dozen eggs :D ).

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Well found for a second time. Just shows we shouldn't just assume we know what a find is, they all need checking in detail. ::g

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Entertaining account and, as OG says, a result! ::g
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Hi Fred. Good job you checked , My wife found one just like that same markings ( BBROS 950 ) looked just like S/ Steel at first, only checking very carefully that mark found what it really was. beachboy70 ::g :-O

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A nice if unexpected discovery Fred, I haven't been detecting on the beach 5 years since I left the Filey/Scarborough area but at some stage in the future, I'll have to take my almost unused Makro for a walk. Today, the weather is absolutely glorious but of course we're not venturing out but doing the myriad jobs around the workshop, garden and house (in that order until it's noticed) :D

Stay safe and remain vigilant x; if it's essential to shop - Cheers ss47
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I've got a 36 pack of Andrex complete with essential soothing herbs that you can have ::g just put the ring in the post B-)

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Cheers, toilet rolls were heading for currency status at this time last week. Stay as safe as is possible ::g Regards ss47
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One of the best ones that I've heard to date is:

'I started 2020 with such high hopes and optimism. It is now only March and today I wiped my arse with a cabbage leaf!'

Just about sums it all up really. :D
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More chance of finding a hoard of gold in the back garden than bog roll in asda lately! Picked a ring off the beach last summer an didn't give it much thought stamped PD950CPM weight 6grams not quite a junker then?
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I would have said that'll keep you in bog rolls for a while, at least until they let us out! Well I might be exagerating there but still probably a valuable ring. Not at all sure how to test palladium though. ::g
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Apparently Palladium at the end of last year was worth more than gold! it's in sort supply an is mostly used in catalytic converters, so that's why scumbags go nicking em!

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