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Thread: My first Shield Nickel

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    FlippinDirt

    Jun 2017
    Dayton, Ohio
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    My first Shield Nickel

    My wife bought me a metal detector for our 2nd anniversary 4 months ago and i have been out every weekend since. I feel that i have been pretty damn fortunate with my finds so far including this nice little guy. A 1868 Shield Nickel, Thanks to google earth, i stumbled across a 1800 's home sight about 2 months ago, that has disintegrated into the ground and hidden amongst the trees. The property surrounding my find is a new housing development. There was one standing fence post with barbed-wire wrapped around it. It was a corner post, that was actually a tree that was still rooted into the ground. With lots of rotted plank wood and pre 1900 red brick that i am pretty sure that it had not even been fired.
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    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it” ― Thomas Jefferson

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    Still on my bucket list. Congratulations my friend. Awesome find


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    Do not forget me 24601

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    Gawd I love nickels and though rough, you found a beauty.
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    FlippinDirt

    Jun 2017
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    I know that i am very fortunate to have found this, because there are a lot of hunters that probably nevee find one of these! I also found these ornamental iron fence/house decor! At the same sight, along with my first pocket spill, unfortunately it was only modern coins, but still stoked about the finds!
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    Nice find, Congratualtions!

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    Knowledge in machine struck coinage and colonial through 1800's Relics.

    Feb 2013
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    Nice job! Woods sites make up 95% of my sites, every now and then one really pays off and will produce a ton of colonial artifacts.
    2014-2017 Finds
    1700s Sundial
    165? french liard
    1696 1774 1730s 17?? copper
    1723 irish ½ penny
    1730 KG coin toy
    2x AU 1803 LC
    1722 1/2 Penny
    1779 ½ Real, ? 1 Real
    NJ Copper 1786
    1805,1838 LC
    26 Coppers 17 colonial
    175 1720-1850 buttons
    40 Musket Balls
    1906 1912 1934 dog Lics
    16 1700s Buckles 1 silver
    2 1700s spigot
    3 Thimbles 1 silver
    Cleaning Finds:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/ge...ns-relics.html

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    us
    Mar 2013
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    Good job!
    Whatta thrill, eh?
    And, when you can read the date, that's special.
    Hey, there's varieties, and you can see a LOT of detail,
    on the other side of the coin, as well....
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    Stick With It - It's not *IF* you'll find the good stuff , but WHEN!

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    Jeff

    Jan 2017
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    Congrats on the Shield Nickle! It still looks good and lots of the detail left, bet it will look good in your collection!

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    Nov 2012
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    Way to go on that shield nickel,that's on my bucket list to dig.
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    Congratulations on the Shield and welcome to the addiction.
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    FlippinDirt

    Jun 2017
    Dayton, Ohio
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    Thankyou all, i was definitely very excited when dug it up! And yes the addiction has begun. And my wife cant complain because it is a safe hobby that she and the kids also enjoy.

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    Randy

    Feb 2015
    Fullerton CA
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    Women are soo smart. When they want alone time they buy us MD's for our anniversary!
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    Anything That Comes Out of The Dirt Is Awesome!

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    Kevin

    Feb 2017
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    Love the old nickel Aged and with character. Also one I haven't managed to recover in nearly nine years. Well done on the research and recovery of this fine target.
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  14. #14
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    Knowledge in machine struck coinage and colonial through 1800's Relics.

    Feb 2013
    New England, Somewhere Metal Detecting in the Woods
    Teknetics T2 SE (DST) Spare Teknetics T2 SE (backup) 15" T2 coil Pro-Pointer Bounty Hunter Pioneer 202 Fisher F2 Fisher F-Point
    4,084
    3966 times
    Coins and Relics
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurios1 View Post
    Love the old nickel Aged and with character. Also one I haven't managed to recover in nearly nine years. Well done on the research and recovery of this fine target.
    Same, except it has only been four years for (though I still can't believe it has been that long since I start metal detecting). I have found V-Nickels and my hunting partner dug a two cent piece (which looks very similar to a V-Nickel), but I have never had the honer of digging a shield nickel. The one you found is in better shape than most nickels I find dropped in the 1960's. There is some nice soil where you are at .
    2014-2017 Finds
    1700s Sundial
    165? french liard
    1696 1774 1730s 17?? copper
    1723 irish ½ penny
    1730 KG coin toy
    2x AU 1803 LC
    1722 1/2 Penny
    1779 ½ Real, ? 1 Real
    NJ Copper 1786
    1805,1838 LC
    26 Coppers 17 colonial
    175 1720-1850 buttons
    40 Musket Balls
    1906 1912 1934 dog Lics
    16 1700s Buckles 1 silver
    2 1700s spigot
    3 Thimbles 1 silver
    Cleaning Finds:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/ge...ns-relics.html

 

 

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