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    Surface Find?

    I got a '42 war nickel with my change from Taco Bell last night!
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    Anita

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    Good for you! They're still out there.

    HH,
    Anita
    "You'll never find your gold on a sandy beach". - Jim Steinman (musician)
    You can bet he never used a metal detector!!!

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    Mr. Schulz

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    DeWitt, Iowa
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    Where is the mintmark?

  5. #5
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    May 2012
    harrisburg, pa
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed-D
    I got a '42 war nickel with my change from Taco Bell last night!
    Youre going to make the coin roll hunters go nuts after such a lucky find! Thats a nice nickel though!

  6. #6
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    Feb 2012
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    Based on the nickel boxes I used to do, I'd get about one war nick for every $100 of nickels I went through. So, 1 out of 2000 nickels in circulation is a war nickel. That's with boxes though, honestly I think the chances of getting one in change are even less, since I've received many more than 2000 nickels in change and have never gotten a war nickel. So far my only silver in change was a 57 roosie. I'd say you beat the odds, nice find!

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    Ok, so I read up on the 1942 not always being a war nickel. I didn't know that; there is no mint mark. But I try to be a stand up guy and admit all my excitement was for not. It was an honest mistake.

    I would like to thank the buzz kills out there for furthering my education.

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    Jun 2011
    Oklahoma
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    last time I ate at Taco Bell, all I got was indigestion

 

 

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