A few finds at the old railway station

I’m currently travelling around the country and am always on the lookout for likely metal detecting sites. I found an old railway station in Victoria which is no longer active, the station itself is gone and the railway is now a walking/riding path. Looking at old photos of the station I headed into the scrub where the old station masters house was with the X-Terra 705.

Found mostly old junk with a couple buttons and a harmonica around the old house with a lot of broken old bottles and pottery. Moving away from it I finally came across an old coin, a 1925 Halfpenny.

16halfpenny

 

Within the next 30 minutes I picked up 3 more coins including my first Gothic florin.

1916half
1916 Halfpenny
1877 sixpence
1877 Sixpence

 

1880 gothic florin
1880 Gothic Florin

 

1880florinreverse

The florin date is in roman numerals on the reverse, in this case it’s lxxx which is 80. I found all the coins on the edge of thick scrub which was impossible to detect in. Probably more coins there but they will have to stay there for now.