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The Ferret and Manic Dev have known each other for many years and share the same passion... Metal Detecting.
Over the years we have walked hundreds and hundreds of miles and travelled all over the country in search of hidden history.
We also help find lost rings, keys and farm machinery etc.
Henry 3rd Gold Penny found by Michael Leigh-Mallory in September 2021
Detecting Somerset are pleased to announce a special draw now we've hit 3000 Subscribers!! Many of you will have heard about the discovery of the Henry 3rd Gold Penny found by Michael Leigh-Mallory in September 2021.
This coin was auctioned by Spink in London on January 23rd 2022 and broke the British record for a single coin find. Hammer price of £540,000 and with buyers premium a massive £638,000. Michael has always been humbled by the discovery and wanted to give something back to the detecting community. The first part was the auction of the NFT which was organised by Spink in London and Michael.
The proceeds of this auction was split 50/50 by a charity selected by Spink and the other by Michael. The Rodney Cook Memorial Rally was selected by Mike and this will be presented to Gary Cook a bit later in the year. The second part was to create a unique souvenir of the discovery. The result a limited edition plaque celebrating the find. Mike teamed up with James Winn at treasure it and commissioned x2 plaques, one of which will be raffled by Detecting Somerset to raise money for Alzheimer’s And Dementia research.
The plaque made in walnut celebrates the story of the discovery and there will only ever be x2 of them made! The plaque has the Royal Coat of arms of Henry 3rd with gold leafed lions and Red baize. The plaque also contains x2 celebration coins, solid silver and gold plated. The winner of the raffle will win the plaque and a copy of the Spink auction catalogue celebrating the discovery. Also Michael will write a personal handwritten dedication to the raffle winner!! Details of the raffle will be announced and launched shortly.
Michael said I was lucky and honoured to find such an amazing coin, and I wanted to give something back in the form of fundraising for charity. I hope people will support the raffle and share it among the facebook and YouTube Metal Detecting community, to raise as much money as possible.
All proceeds will go to Alzheimer’s Society, if you do not wish to enter the draw but would like to make a donation then please pop over to our JustGiving page here https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/detecting-somerset-fund-raising-for-alzheimers
Massive THANK YOU to Michael Leigh-Mallory we are so humbled by your great gesture and choosing Detecting Somerset and it's chosen charity 🙏
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