The Amazing Self-Dating Coin

Admiral de Salee

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After getting a high-70s to low-80s signal and digging among some 1" roots, I found this thin-seeming silver coin. At the car with the magnifier, I recognized HRH George the 5th. The back was badly worn. Older CDN dimes say 10 CENTS; CANADA; and the date. I could barely see the '10'.

Got home and got into the World Coin Catalogs. Turns out that the first year for George V dimes was the only year that the text around the Obverse didn't include 'DEI GRA'. Since this one just says 'GEORGIVS V REX', wah-lah, it's a 1911--and is slightly funner at .925 than .800 silver.
 

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rodgerdodger

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Good find . :thumbsup:
 

jtshombre

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Nice find, I detect in Canada occasionally and have found probably a half dozen of these dimes, and only 2 have a readable date, and those just barely. Seems like they're our SLQ, the date just doesn't hold up. I always grin when I pull one out of a plug however, I like the older Canadian coins. Happy Hunting! :thumbsup:
 

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Great find!
 
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Admiral de Salee

Admiral de Salee

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Apr 2, 2007
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jtshombre said:
Nice find, I detect in Canada occasionally and have found probably a half dozen of these dimes, and only 2 have a readable date, and those just barely. Seems like they're our SLQ, the date just doesn't hold up. I always grin when I pull one out of a plug however, I like the older Canadian coins. Happy Hunting! :thumbsup:

This is only my 2nd old CDN silver coin. 1st was an 1871-H Miz Vickie dime. That one has some wear, but the Reverse is much clearer--and I really like these old .925 beauties, too.
 

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