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  1. #31

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carolina Tom View Post
    Very well done PJ! Such nice condition too.

    It is amazing how something so small, really is a big deal to us. I would be thrilled to have found that little rascal.

    Congrats on the score, and best of luck to you sir.
    Thanks Tom

    They're one of my favourite coins, so small and delicate looking. The only other coin that still rents space is my 1858 20 cents piece, much harder one to obtain.
    Hope that sky's are blue again for your hunting.

    Quote Originally Posted by trapperart View Post
    That's a pretty un congrats
    Thanks Trap
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  2. #32

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    Quote Originally Posted by DigginDoc View Post
    Beautiful coin. I have found a couple of later ones.
    Congrats
    Doc
    Thanks Doc

    My best shape for the Fishscales is a 1858, I'll remember digging it about ten years ago. I'll have to sit down one day and sort out the yrs to see what's missing besides the big $$$ one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aureus View Post
    Yes but silver fishscales were minted until 1921
    Sadly-but the big nickel design was great also.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aureus View Post
    Awesome. Always great to find a fishscale. Not an easy task. Great condition, congratulations!
    Thanks Aureus

    One never knows when one will pop up, though it's been slim pickings these past few yrs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahab8 View Post
    Wow that baby is crisp. All it takes is one to make a good day great
    Thanks Abe

    Hope your planning another trip out soon, your finds really inspire us poor soil diggers here.

    Quote Originally Posted by bill_wabo View Post
    Great small silver, which makes it a better find! You have all my respect, finding such a small silver in such a large field Congrats! Silvermonkey, they're called Fish Scale just because of their tiny size (diameter 15,5 mm)
    Thanks Bill
    It was kind of a fluke really, nothing around just a few iron grunts, but I'm thinking maybe the house was in the back field or across the road even.
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    The Urban Pirate

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    Wow, nearly mint condition!
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    Let history be your treasure map .

  4. #34
    Thin silver coin - like a fish scale. I get it. I thought you had literally found an old fish scale.
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    got Mass Silver?

  5. #35
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    Hey pepper, that's a really sweet little scale! My best condition dug Vicky is also an 1891 fish scale, but I think yours is even a bit better. Congrats on such a sharp coin!
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    Tony

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    WTG shes sweet ...
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  7. #37

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnderMiner View Post
    Wow, nearly mint condition!
    Thanks underminer

    It's a nice one indeed.
    All the best in your shoreline recoveries.

    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Tree Chaser View Post
    Thin silver coin - like a fish scale. I get it. I thought you had literally found an old fish scale.
    Thanks STC

    HA HA I kind of thought that when I reread the heading. Its kind of like reading "Real nice trime" Years back I did a

    Quote Originally Posted by J.Cache View Post
    Hey pepper, that's a really sweet little scale! My best condition dug Vicky is also an 1891 fish scale, but I think yours is even a bit better. Congrats on such a sharp coin!
    Thanks J Cache

    It seems that certain years are in better shape over others, not sure why. Though I have read and heard that the Fish Scales have a tendency to be more prolific in your neck of the woods. True or false?
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  8. #38
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    Quote Originally Posted by pepperj View Post



    Thanks J Cache

    It seems that certain years are in better shape over others, not sure why. Though I have read and heard that the Fish Scales have a tendency to be more prolific in your neck of the woods. True or false?
    I haven't heard they are more plentiful out here, but if my dig ratios are any evidence I'd have to agree. Since 2010 I've dug 28 fish scales, yet only 6 Canadian large cents.

    I bet you've dug an endless pile of large cents, how many fish scales have you unearthed?
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  9. #39
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    "Nova Scotia is a metal detecting paradise"

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    Gotta love the rare times they come out looking that good. They're rare enough to even find let alone in that condition. Awesome find!
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    Prospector

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    That Fish Scale is a nice coin. Good find!
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  11. #41

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    Quote Originally Posted by park pirate View Post
    WTG shes sweet ...
    Thanks Pirate

    Quote Originally Posted by J.Cache View Post
    I haven't heard they are more plentiful out here, but if my dig ratios are any evidence I'd have to agree. Since 2010 I've dug 28 fish scales, yet only 6 Canadian large cents.

    I bet you've dug an endless pile of large cents, how many fish scales have you unearthed?
    I have no idea on the ratio but I've only dug 2 fish in the last few yrs, but a lot of LCs in that time. My record keeping sucks, I hate paperwork, and that would be a negative for me if I went down that road.


    Quote Originally Posted by K1DDO1979 View Post
    Gotta love the rare times they come out looking that good. They're rare enough to even find let alone in that condition. Awesome find!
    Thanks Kiddo

    Quote Originally Posted by scruggs View Post
    That Fish Scale is a nice coin. Good find!
    Thanks scruggs
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    bolle

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    She is certainly a beauty!!!!
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    We might not be able to take it with us; but at least we can enjoy it after finding it!!!

  13. #43
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    What a beauty. Must've been little used when dropped. Congrats. Never found one and likely never will.
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  14. #44

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    Quote Originally Posted by basque-man View Post
    She is certainly a beauty!!!!
    Thanks basque-man

    Quote Originally Posted by gwdigger View Post
    What a beauty. Must've been little used when dropped. Congrats. Never found one and likely never will.
    Thanks gwdigger

    Never say never as they came out in 1858 so they're out there. It happens where something turns up in the strangest spot and it's one of those moments.
    Best of luck on your next outing.

 

 
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