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Old 05-17-2017, 05:20 PM
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Got out to a spot I've been hitting for the last couple months and managed to find my first shield nickel! Then went back two days later and found another one! They're toasted but I'm stoked! Hoping a gold coin pops up. This site is an old 1890s fairgrounds site.
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Old 05-17-2017, 05:21 PM
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And I don't know why my pics come up sideways. They're not sideways on my camera roll. Any suggestions?

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Old 05-17-2017, 05:26 PM
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1980's or 1890's? I thought it might be a typo. . Congrats on the score HH

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Old 05-17-2017, 06:22 PM
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That's awesome, congrats Mike! I'm still looking for my first shield nickel. Might be hard to find here in California but I know they've been found.

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Old 05-17-2017, 08:48 PM
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Great finds Mike, congrats! Probably more goodies to find there.

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Old 05-17-2017, 08:58 PM
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Mike SCORES!

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Old 05-17-2017, 09:32 PM
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Originally Posted by MikeInMcKinney View post
And I don't know why my pics come up sideways. They're not sideways on my camera roll. Any suggestions?
I take my pics with my IPad. Half the time ......same problem. So I take pics from two or three angles, preview my post, and change P&I if I have to. A pain for sure but not so embarrassing as an upside down pic !

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Old 05-17-2017, 09:56 PM
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WOW, great finds!
If you want to find a gold coin, you will have to dig every repeatable tone

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Old 05-17-2017, 10:29 PM
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Real nice collection of old coinage!

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Old 05-17-2017, 11:55 PM
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Quality finds there, congrats!

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Old 05-18-2017, 08:46 AM
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Those look great! Nice looking Barber as well!

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Old 05-18-2017, 08:51 AM
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Excellent digs! I'm dying to find an old fairgrounds site, HH!

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Old 05-18-2017, 01:30 PM
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I had an old fairgrounds that I used to hunt.. 98 % of the silver finds were Barber dimes and an occasional quarter. It was a cotton then but is developed ground now. Congrats on your finds again. Reading this post brought back the memories of hunting that cotton field... nice coins and cut and scratches from the cotton plants

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Awesome finds friend...

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Old 05-18-2017, 07:24 PM
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Real nice collection Congratulations!

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Old 05-18-2017, 07:29 PM
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Nice lil hunt there! Congrats!
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:04 PM
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Nice. Keep it up. Shield nickels (all nickels for that matter) don't seem to hold up in soil too well. But we all still love finding them !
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Old 05-19-2017, 05:04 AM
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Great job!

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