I was soo happy to find my first V Nickel, but it's smoked....

uhfradarwill

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I guess I should be grateful, but I want a date!! Is that asking too much??
Anyways, found at a very old fairgrounds in MA. Only down at 4" and rang a solid, repeatable 12 VDI on the Equinox.
I dug around 15 beaver tails and newer pull tabs at around 14-17 VDI before finding this.

I'm also learning how to photograph these old coins, I'm getting better...
Happy hunting all!!
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Randy Combs

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Too bad the front is not as nice as the back. Congrats on finding it!
 

Silvermonkey

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Congrats on your find! I would guess tht 75% of my V nickels ( and buffalo and shield nickels too) fall in that catagory...totally smoked...no date. But..at least they have some age to them. Where there are V nickels, you will find Barber dimes and quarters. Keep at it!
 

villagenut

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It is upside down here....
 

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Gare

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NICE FIND :) Thanks for sharing
 

Digger RJ

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I guess I should be grateful, but I want a date!! Is that asking too much??
Anyways, found at a very old fairgrounds in MA. Only down at 4" and rang a solid, repeatable 12 VDI on the Equinox.
I dug around 15 beaver tails and newer pull tabs at around 14-17 VDI before finding this.

I'm also learning how to photograph these old coins, I'm getting better...
Happy hunting all!!
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Nice!!!! Congrats!!!!
 

Florida Finder

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I guess I should be grateful, but I want a date!! Is that asking too much??
Anyways, found at a very old fairgrounds in MA. Only down at 4" and rang a solid, repeatable 12 VDI on the Equinox.
I dug around 15 beaver tails and newer pull tabs at around 14-17 VDI before finding this.

I'm also learning how to photograph these old coins, I'm getting better...
Happy hunting all!!
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Still a nice old coin. Great photos also. Congratulations!
 

E-Trac-Ohio

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Congrats on your first V Nickel !

It's up to you but ... we clean old Nickels with Extra Fine Steel Wool - this could possibly help you see the date.

Good Luck & Good Hunting !
 

JeffInMass

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Nice find Will- Congrats! Sadly the majority of nickels will look like that, but you've got a clear date, which is better than most...
 

Diggitdaddy

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I guess I should be grateful, but I want a date!! Is that asking too much??
Anyways, found at a very old fairgrounds in MA. Only down at 4" and rang a solid, repeatable 12 VDI on the Equinox.
I dug around 15 beaver tails and newer pull tabs at around 14-17 VDI before finding this.

I'm also learning how to photograph these old coins, I'm getting better...
Happy hunting all!!
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Hello, nice find. I have a dug a few V nickels, and there is a product called Nic-a -date you can use to pull dates from buffalos, Vs and Shield nickels. I have used it 3 x...it does leave a shiny spot on the coin but will probably work. It uses the original imprint when the coin was made and raises that us thru a chemical etching. A bottle is less than $10. Good find once again !
 

CreakyDigger

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I think all the ones that I've found are red from being in the ground. And I agree on the 1890, congrats!
 

Scrounge Wanderer

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I guess I should be grateful, but I want a date!! Is that asking too much??
Anyways, found at a very old fairgrounds in MA. Only down at 4" and rang a solid, repeatable 12 VDI on the Equinox.
I dug around 15 beaver tails and newer pull tabs at around 14-17 VDI before finding this.

I'm also learning how to photograph these old coins, I'm getting better...
Happy hunting all!!
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Think of all the penny whistles and moonpies that thing bought. Good history there!
 

eyemustdigtreasure

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I guess I should be grateful, but I want a date!! Is that asking too much??
Anyways, found at a very old fairgrounds in MA. Only down at 4" and rang a solid, repeatable 12 VDI on the Equinox.
I dug around 15 beaver tails and newer pull tabs at around 14-17 VDI before finding this.

I'm also learning how to photograph these old coins, I'm getting better...
Happy hunting all!!
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Good job on the photos
Finding old nickels is a real treat,
Isn’t it?
 

jewelerguy

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yep, 1890. I like V nicks. Very first coin I found when I started detecting about 46 years ago was a V nick.
 

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