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Old 02-25-2020, 10:10 PM
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I got permission to hunt an old 1830ís house. The owner said there was nothing there as it had been hunted 7 different times, but she said that if I wanted to waste my time, then have at it.

I filled my find bag with odds and ends and a first for me...pardon the bad pics.
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Old 02-25-2020, 10:11 PM
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I guess you can never find them all the first 7 times!
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Old 02-25-2020, 10:33 PM
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Nice!

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Old 02-25-2020, 10:37 PM
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Sweet find...congrats!

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Old 02-26-2020, 03:57 AM
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I'm jealous....wish my area had the history that some of you folks have. Congrats!

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Old 02-26-2020, 05:12 AM
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congratz on your first V.
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Old 02-26-2020, 05:47 AM
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Congrats on your first V! They are always a pleasant surprise!

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Old 02-26-2020, 10:38 PM
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That's an exciting find! Nice job uncovering your first! It looks like a 1905, correct?

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Old 02-26-2020, 10:52 PM
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Yes. 1905.
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Old 02-27-2020, 07:15 AM
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A big congrats on finding your first V Nickel !

Seen it many times ... when I get to site has been hunted heavily in the past -
I really start paying closer attention to Nickel signals.
This can really result in some good very finds because a lot of people are only digging the higher conductors - like Silver !

Example -
I hunted an old ball field last year an I didn't find any Indians, Wheat's or Dime's but I did leave with three Buffalo Nickels and a Silver War Nickel.

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Nice find, Sfn01! Congrats on the first of hopefully many more! I love finding V nickels - they really arenít a common find. Plus, to me, they ooze age - the coinís design coupled with the unique ďrustyĒ patina leaves no doubt that itís from a different era for anyone who sees or holds it. Some folks donít like finding nickels because their unique corrosion doesnít ďcleanĒ well, but I love the older ones - the corrosion just adds to their history!

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... when I get to site has been hunted heavily in the past - I really start paying closer attention to Nickel signals.
This can really result in some good very finds because a lot of people are only digging the higher conductors - like Silver !

Example -
I hunted an old ball field last year an I didn't find any Indians, Wheat's or Dime's but I did leave with three Buffalo Nickels and a Silver War Nickel.

Good Hunting !
Dead on, E-TRAC! Nickel signals definitely get overlooked, and Iíve found many in local parks that have obviously been hunted hard in the past. But Iíve also had a lot of luck finding Indians in the same old parks - Iím guessing previous cherry-pickers and perhaps less experienced detectorists are skipping or discriminating out zinc penny signals and lower, which of course also knocks out Indians.

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Old 02-29-2020, 07:32 PM
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Nice find, The few I found don't have much detail.

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Iíve dug a lot of v nickels and Iíve never had the luxury of digging one that even remotely still has any silver toning left. Usually canít even get the date off them. Nice find!

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Congrats! I hope to find one some day too

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