Our fourth boy, James, was walking across a muddy paddock one day last week when he looked down and saw a coin on top of the ground. He brought it in the house to show me. It was so corroded we couldn’t see what it was, so he dropped it in a cup of kombucha to try cleaning it up. He’s changed the kombucha every day, and every day it has gotten a little cleaner. This morning, he was looking at it and realized he could see words! I looked closely, and after studying it awhile figured out that it was a half penny from 1915! It has a picture of George V on one side, and a Greek god on the other. The lettering around George V’s picture is Latin. He was pretty tickled to have found something so old. I thought it was fun to finally see a half penny–something I’ve heard of but never seen before. It’s about the diameter of an American quarter, but half as thick.
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