Both Paul Barford and Nigel Swift appear to be very negative to the thought of artefact collecting. I personally have never really found a great deal, maybe due to the vast majority of my detecting being conducted on the beaches and foreshores of the east coast.
I do however have two hammered coins that I found during my first few months detecting, a james 1st shilling and an Edward v1 shilling. I also have a few copper coins ranging from George 11 and a couple of livery buttons and military buttons. The majority of my finds have been recent loss coinage and recent loss jewellery.
I just wondered really what everyone's opinion is on the subject of collecting coins and artefact you find ?