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Re: Silver Nickels Getting a Bad Wrap? Heck Yeahangry smiley

January 09, 2019 12:08AM
Silver Nickels Getting a Bad Wrap? I think so.
Me, personally, I like digging any nickel made prior to the accursed steelies we now suffer with from 1999 to infinity and beyond...moody smiley
Also when nickels are coming up from their dirt sleep, (along with foil & ring & pull & pry tabs), I figure there has got to be a gold treat waiting in that soil there somewhere, and that when I slide my coil over it I won't be leaving it behindsmiling smiley
Five cent coins in general don't seem to get a whole lot of love from detectorist folk, but let us consider the following:
Up here our last Canadian silver 5 cent piece was minted, (and quickly recalled), 98 years ago in 1921.
This coin is as small as a small person's little finger nail, it is nick named "the fishscale" due to its size, oh, and if you dig one they are valued in the thousands $$$$, a G-4 rated one is $2,812.43 US.smiling bouncing smiley
N.B. that big $ value is just for the 1921 issue, not for any of the silver 5 cent series, or I wouldn't be sitting here typing this! I would obviously be doing back flips if I dug one of those oh so rare puppies, but I would also be more than happy to dig any one of the US silver war nickels, or any of war years nickels from either US or Canada.
It goes without saying that I would be a real happy digger with any buffalo, or V, or shield nickel.thumbs up

But happily we have some nice 5 cent coins up here too! Our first non silver 5 cent coins, the 1922 - 1936 double maple leaf series is composed of 100% pure nickel, perhaps that is why I find that so many of the years coins from those years come out of the ground in pretty great condition. Oh and let's not forget the totally cool twelve sided Canadian 5 cent coins, these are the ones produced from 1942-1962. These 5 cent pieces were my favorite coin from childhood, just because of the different, unique shape. A strange fact is that when dug some of these coins take on a toning effect similar to color case hardening on the action housing of old lever action rifles, a sort of faint rainbow like surface spectrum of purples, blues, and pinkish.
In closing, if I am being honest, any coin that I bring to the daylight that reveals a date which is older than I am makes me pretty darn happy these days.smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float
Subject Author Views Posted

Silver Nickels Getting a Bad Wrap? Yes. Better Reconsider. . .smiling bouncing smiley .

Rich (Utah) 174 December 31, 2018 09:52PM

Re: Silver Nickels Getting a Bad Wrap? Heck Yeahangry smiley

Druid 76 January 09, 2019 12:08AM

Nope, no 'Bad Wrap' for 5¢ coins.

Monte 83 January 09, 2019 11:55PM

At least the war nickels clean up nicesmiling smiley

Hombre 99 January 02, 2019 05:11PM

Those War Nickels - Our Noble Nickel cool smiley

Rich (Utah) 92 January 04, 2019 11:28PM

Re: Silver Nickels Getting a Bad Wrap? Yes. Better Reconsider. . .smiling bouncing smiley .

Sodbuster 115 January 01, 2019 01:17PM

Truly Enlightened ! winking smiley

Rich (Utah) 89 January 01, 2019 09:55PM

A No Go

OregonGregg 125 January 01, 2019 07:19AM

Re: A No Go

D&P-OR 117 January 01, 2019 02:41PM

Re: A No Go

OregonGregg 108 January 02, 2019 04:53AM

Re: A No Go

D&P-OR 101 January 02, 2019 06:19AM

Re: A No Go

OregonGregg 84 January 02, 2019 10:36AM

---- Good Thinking in my book.thumbs up ----

Monte 107 January 01, 2019 08:48PM

Having Second Thoughts

OregonGregg 124 January 01, 2019 08:31AM

Re: Having Second Thoughts

Rich (Utah) 104 January 01, 2019 12:34PM

The WW-II minted 5¢ coins had some silver content, but ....

Monte 115 January 01, 2019 12:33AM

Re: Silver Nickels Getting a Bad Wrap? Yes. Better Reconsider. . .smiling bouncing smiley .

zincoln 120 January 01, 2019 12:05AM

Converting the Godfather . . . . . . .

Rich (Utah) 97 January 01, 2019 09:51PM

Re: Converting the Godfather . . . . . . .

zincoln 90 January 01, 2019 10:22PM

Re: Converting the Godfather . . . . . . .

OregonGregg 104 January 02, 2019 04:50AM

Silver War Nickels are where you find them.

Rich (Utah) 102 January 01, 2019 11:20PM

Reconsidering the Silver War Nickel. . . . .

Rich (Utah) 101 January 01, 2019 12:34AM



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