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  1. #1
    Jan 2012
    110 times
    Coin Roll Hunting

    First War Nickel!

    I found a 1943P while searching about $20 worth of CWR's. I know it isn't a big deal to find a $1.00 coin, but my first find was fun. This goes with the three buffaloes I found a couple weeks ago. It's pretty tarnished, but overall, still pretty decent shape for a 70 year old coin. I've been thorugh about $700 in nickels since the start of the year, so I really haven't had much luck with nickels. (-:

  2. #2
    R.I.P. Rich Hartford, You'll be missed.

    Feb 2011
    in front of you in the bank
    1315 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    congrats on your first war nickel, gotta love them silvers, especially ones that people do not know much about... people generally do not think of a nickel as silver, but the government issued silver war nickels from 1942-1945!

  3. #3
    Feb 2012
    79 times
    Coin Roll Hunting
    War nickels are almost always a kind of greenish/grey/weird color (i think because of the manganese in them). Sometimes you can even tell by edge seaching the roll, like half dollars, because of the weird color, but always double check for the dates. Congrats on your first war nickel!
    2013 running total:
    Oldest coin find of the year (and overall) 1858 flying eagle
    total silver oz x 39.6

  4. #4
    Jan 2012
    explorer xs
    34 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    always check the date !! dound a mint condition 1945 p a couple months ago . looked better than a 2012 !!

  5. #5
    Aug 2011
    107 times
    The war nickels are fairly hard to find, I'm glad if I find 1 in a box. I always check the dates on all nickels too because 1939D&S and 1950D are worth as much or more than the war nickels in the book. I have also found old nickels in perfect condition that look as good as new and then check ones that looks old and they are new.

    Good luck on finding more now that you have your first one. 43P is the one that I find the most.

  6. #6
    Jan 2012
    110 times
    Coin Roll Hunting
    Thanks everyone for the encouragement. I'm hoping I broke the seal on the war nickel vault!! lol. While my goal is to find super valuable stuff, I don't do much volume, maybe a box or two a week of pennies or nickels. II'm not likely to find much valueable stuff, but I keep trying. These little finds are quite fun for a newbie like me (-:

  7. #7
    Jan 2012
    explorer xs
    34 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    u don t have to be a newbie to get excited about a war nickel !!! i ve found full rolls of silver halves and still get excited over a wheatie or war !!

  8. #8
    Mr. Schulz

    Mar 2012
    DeWitt, Iowa
    Ace 250, Bounty Hunter Tracker IV, Custom Recovery tools, Nupla Prb4t Soil Probe 60 IN,
    310 times
    Coin Roll Hunting, Bottle hunting, and Metal Detecting
    I got a AU 1942 S about a month ago. It looked like a 1982 until I flipped over the side.
    2013 Finds- 12/3

    Bottle Digging
    Blob tops: 0
    Hutches: 2
    Medicines: 23
    Local Bottles: 24
    Tokens: 2, (1) Local
    1948 S Roosie Dime
    8 Spoons
    Music box part
    Axe Head
    19th Century cutting scissors
    Metal Detecting:
    Foreign: 1
    Wheats: 28
    Silver Dimes: 1
    Token: 1
    Clad: $47.53




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