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  1. #1

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    Real nice Fish Scale

    It only takes one target to make the hunt and I got it on the return lap of the long field. One spoon, two plough points, and one little 1891 Five Cent piece, bitterly known as a fish scale. One silver one big field I'm happy.http://www.coinsandcanada.com/coins-...ents-1858-1941

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  2. #2
    us
    Jan 2017
    Western ny
    Whites mx sport, Garrot carrot, bounty hunter time ranger
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    Nice coin, great condition as well.
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  3. #3
    ca
    Oct 2009
    East Dirtyville
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    Banner Finds (2)
    Nothing bitter about that little beauty!
    That's a winner!
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    ...if you think I'm a pain in the neck, it's lower, lower,little bit lower, too low, higher, there ya go.....

  4. #4
    us
    Apr 2013
    Eastern Massachusetts
    AT Pro
    967
    1279 times
    Metal Detecting
    That's a very nice looking coin. Now I need to do some research and find out why its known as a "fish scale". Congrats.
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  5. #5

    May 2016
    vermont
    fisher gold bug at pro
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    710 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Great looking coin
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  6. #6

    Feb 2009
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tpmetal View Post
    Nice coin, great condition as well.
    Thanks, I thought so too

    Quote Originally Posted by ironhorse View Post
    Nothing bitter about that little beauty!
    That's a winner!
    Thanks Ironhorse
    You know yourself that these aren't the easiest silver to pop out a hay field.

    Quote Originally Posted by Silvermonkey View Post
    That's a very nice looking coin. Now I need to do some research and find out why its known as a "fish scale". Congrats.
    Thank You
    The denomination (i.e., the Canadian five-cent piece) had been introduced in 1858 as a small, thin sterling silver coin, that was colloquially known as a “fish scale,” not a nickel.



    Quote Originally Posted by gold panner View Post
    Great looking coin
    Thanks GP
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  7. #7
    us
    coppersmith

    Oct 2013
    brunswick md
    WHITES 5900, MXT 300, MXT PRO, MXT ALL PRO/ 8X6 SEF COIL
    7,237
    3790 times
    Relic Hunting
    NICE FINDS
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  8. #8
    I do believe that you are right, it only takes one good target to make it worth it. congrats
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    LUKE 15 : 8 "OR WHAT WOMAN, IF SHE HAS TEN SILVER COINS AND LOSES ONE COIN,DOES NOT LIGHT A LAMP AND SWEEP THE HOUSE AND SEARCH CAREFULLY UNTIL SHE FINDS IT?" 15 : 9 "AND WHEN SHE HAS FOUND IT, SHE CALLS TOGETHER HER FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, SAYING, "REJOICE WITH ME, FOR I HAVE FOUND THE COIN WHICH I HAD LOST!"

  9. #9
    ca
    Feb 2017
    XP DEUS X terra 705 Fisher F2
    1,171
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    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    It's amazing that so many diehard Detectorist still have no idea what a fish scale is lol.
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    To Dig or not to Dig

  10. #10
    us
    Feb 2008
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    Whites, MXT.
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    What a honey ! I really want to find any Vickie silvers , Very Nice Find !!
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  11. #11
    us
    Detect smarter, not harder.

    Mar 2014
    The NorthEast
    Minelab CTX 3030 & XP Deus
    7,953
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    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (5)
    Ooooh yeah, that's a beauty fish scale there Pepp! One of the nicest I've seen posted. #mintdrop lol
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    "Take the detecta-drama elsewhere - I'm just here to dig!"


    Running totals:

    Hammered Silvers - 2
    Hammered Coppers - 1
    Milled Spanish Silver - 13
    Colonial State Coppers - 7
    United States Cent/Half cent Coppers - 118
    British & Other colonial Coppers - 95
    Slick coppers - too painful to talk about
    Silver Coins - 900-1000

    Favourite Finds:
    1665 1-reale Spanish Cob
    Revolutionary War stirrup
    1812 2nd Regiment Artillarists pewter button
    1695 Willam 3rd Halfpenny in excellent condition
    G.W. Inagural Buttons - 6 Point Estoile cuff variety
    Love token etched on 1859 seated Dime
    1852 Trimmy trimmy trime
    1831 Louis Phillippe 1st - 5 Franc
    1783 Nova Constelatio, Crosby-3C
    1749 King George II Farthing (mint fresh)





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  12. #12

    Feb 2009
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    Quote Originally Posted by sutphin View Post
    NICE FINDS
    Thanks sutphin

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtlooter View Post
    I do believe that you are right, it only takes one good target to make it worth it. congrats
    Thanks

    A detecting buddy always said a Fish Scale and LC made for a great day out, I'm happy with just one now, thrilled the one was the FS.

    Quote Originally Posted by Relicific View Post
    It's amazing that so many diehard Detectorist still have no idea what a fish scale is lol.
    Thanks Relic

    Ya I hear on that one.
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  13. #13
    us
    Sep 2005
    Seattle, WA
    Whites DFX
    1,190
    1095 times
    Metal Detecting

    Real nice Fish Scale

    Nice! I wish our old Nickels were silver (not counting war nickels) 🙃
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  14. #14

    Feb 2009
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    Quote Originally Posted by washingtonian View Post
    Nice! I wish our old Nickels were silver (not counting war nickels) 
    Thanks washingtonian
    That all changed for us in 1922 when they became nickel.

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrappy View Post
    Ooooh yeah, that's a beauty fish scale there Pepp! One of the nicest I've seen posted. #mintdrop lol
    Thanks Scrappy

    It's a pretty little gal she is, one never knows what waiting under in the soils of a field.

    Quote Originally Posted by Argentium View Post
    What a honey ! I really want to find any Vickie silvers , Very Nice Find !!
    Thanks Argentium

    I wish they showed up more often myself, I do get lots of coppers but the silver is really thin at the homesteads. Poor dirt farmers around my area I guess.

  15. #15
    us
    Feb 2008
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    Whites, MXT.
    7,417
    3062 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Well washingtonian , your wish has been granted ! They are called half dimes ( as opposed to nickels or fish scales ) but silver they are !!! (1794 -1873)
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