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    us
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    My Oldest US Coin and It's a...

    V nickel!

    Hey everyone,

    Did curbstrips in my neighborhood today and got a nice surprise with this V nickel. My oldest U.S. coin yet topping my 1897 barber quarter in January. Found an 1800s IHP last week but I couldn't confirm the exact date. I think I found a V last year but it was in real tough shape so I couldn't be sure. This is my first confirmed!

    The little Netherlands coin had me thinking I'd landed a silver for a bit. It's made of nickel 🙄.

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    The tally:
    -1 V Nickel (1892)
    -7 Wheats (all 40s/50s)
    -1948 Netherlands 10c
    -Interesting medallion

    Thanks for looking and happy hunting!
    -W

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    Hawks88

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    Nice finds v nickels are always nice to see. Congrats!
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    Congratualtions on your oldest coin!
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    Awesome V! Love digging them. Congrats
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    Feb 2015
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    Congrats! 19th century coins are so few and far between our area that they are definitely an extra special find.
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    Congratulations on the sweet finds!

    Nicely done, and all the best,

    Lanny
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    Nothin' quite as fun as chasin' sassy nugget gold! http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/me...mysteries.html

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    Kiwi

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    Quote Originally Posted by washingtonian View Post
    V nickel!

    Hey everyone,

    Did curbstrips in my neighborhood today and got a nice surprise with this V nickel.

    Thanks for looking and happy hunting!
    -W
    Nice find!! do you need permission to do curb strips?
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    My house is a money pit but my hobby is a pit of money

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    Hunter

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    Fresno, Ca
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    Nice V-nick score!!! I've only found 3-4 of them and they've always been 1900s. Wish I could find one like yours from the 18s 🏻
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    us
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    Quote Originally Posted by Echoplex View Post
    Congrats! 19th century coins are so few and far between our area that they are definitely an extra special find.
    Thank you. I found a couple old Asian coins last year but hadn't found my first 1800s US coin until this year. They are definitely tricky to find around here.

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    us
    Sep 2005
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    Quote Originally Posted by swagman View Post
    Nice find!! do you need permission to do curb strips?
    Good question. Depends on your city. Legally I don't need permission but I always get it anyways. Generally for two reasons:
    -I don't want to give our hobby a bad name.
    -I don't like having to look over my shoulder while hunting. I want it to be a relaxed experience.

    Most people are really cool about it. Probably 90% of people I talk to are fine with it.
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    us
    Feb 2015
    North Central PA
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    Those curb strips can hold some great treasures!! Nice recovery!!
    Back to the hunt.........

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    us
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgtled3533 View Post
    Nice V-nick score!!! I've only found 3-4 of them and they've always been 1900s. Wish I could find one like yours from the 18s 🏻
    Thanks! I think it was a totally random find. Nothing in the immediate area was older than the 30s which makes me think this thing may have been in circulation for decades. It's pretty worn so it easily could've been a 1930s drop. What a crazy hobby!

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    bolle

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    Very nice! The medallion looks almost like a good service medal. Maybe one the experts can give an ID.
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    We might not be able to take it with us; but at least we can enjoy it after finding it!!!

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    Make America Great Again!

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    Congrats on your new benchmark!
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    Tony

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    V nickels are awesome congrats...
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