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    Smile Help with date on Shield Nickel & weird metal object ...

    Hi folks - any opinions on the date on this very rough shield nickel?
    My first pre-1900's nickel!

    I also recently found an odd object - the portion that looks like the head of a hammer spins and has a spring inside of it (so a clip of some kind) the piece at the other with the hinge still opens and closes ... pretty neat.

    Thanks in advance!
    Eric
    (Massachusetts digger since 5/19)
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    us
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    Fairly confident the coin date is 1883.

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    The other item may be a the back portion of a clip from a fashion accessory like a tie clip or clip-on earrings or a sweater clip. Maybe even a money clip...
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    You could clean it a little more zi use a jeweler's loop and have a microscope sometimes it's just worn to much but congrats on a great coin. Tommy

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    Looks like 1867

    Small hammer could be a jewelers hammer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik Blackburn View Post
    Looks like 1867.
    Maybe... I don't see the 7 but I do see the 6 now.

    I looked at the mint numbers. 1867 & 1868 each had over 28,000,000 minted. 1883 had on 1,400,000.

    Odds are it's a '67 or '68.
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    "It's a long time between drinks."
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    Don't be afraid to lightly sand the date just a little to see it if comes out (320 grit or higher).
    The coin is pretty much worthless to a collector.
    Nice finds!
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    I am seeing 1867.
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    1868 IMO.
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    lu
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    The object could be an old razor

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    Looks like 1867 to me.

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    Ben from NH, the Z means nothing

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    The clip thingy is a cuff adjuster which is often misstated to be for card cheating, as described here: CARDSHARK Online - holdout machines
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    Nice ID and info, Ben. Cool little item.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nhbenz View Post

    The clip thingy is a cuff adjuster which is often misstated to be for card cheating, as described here: CARDSHARK Online - holdout machines
    I learn something new here everyday!
    Great I.D. Ben.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nhbenz View Post
    The clip thingy is a cuff adjuster which is often misstated to be for card cheating, as described here: CARDSHARK Online - holdout machines
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    Thanks for the reply Ben - neat!
    Thanks to everyone else too!
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    1883 is what I see in high res too.
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