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Old 06-21-2022, 12:43 PM
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Default First Shield Nickel

I found my first shield nickel 1869 and a few more flat buttons and 2 pieces of a broach or locket . It was a fun morning
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Old 06-21-2022, 02:51 PM
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Nice condition, what was the environment like where you found that? I want to find some like that. All of those Nickels around my area are corroded by fertilizer I think.

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Old 06-21-2022, 02:53 PM
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Congrats
Shield nickels are harder to find than seated.

Do you have a pic of the obverse.
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Old 06-21-2022, 02:58 PM
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nice other side as nice?

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Old 06-21-2022, 03:04 PM
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welcome to the exclusive and elite Shield nickel club.
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Old 06-21-2022, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Country Dirt Kid View post
Nice condition, what was the environment like where you found that? I want to find some like that. All of those Nickels around my area are corroded by fertilizer I think.
Itís an old hay field with clay under the loam Iím shocked at the condition the coin is in every nickel I have ever dug was corroded.
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Old 06-21-2022, 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by denny45 View post
Congrats
Shield nickels are harder to find than seated.

Do you have a pic of the obverse.
Here is the back itís in pretty nice shape
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Old 06-21-2022, 03:52 PM
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welcome to the exclusive and elite Shield nickel club.
Thanks Tom
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Old 06-21-2022, 04:07 PM
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Very nice hunt. I'm yet to find a shield. That one had to have been a very fresh drop indeed!
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Old 06-21-2022, 04:19 PM
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That is one sharp looking shield congrats!

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Old 06-21-2022, 09:47 PM
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Wow, what a beautiful shield nickel. Congrats on the save and attaboy on the other saves. I have only dug one and it was barely Idable. Well done. Mark

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Old 06-22-2022, 11:41 PM
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That is a good looking shield nickel. Congratulations!

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Old 06-22-2022, 11:43 PM
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Back to add that I like how you cleaned the nickel. So many, including myself, tend to over-clean trying to eke out a little more detail and at some point it has the opposite effect.

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Old 06-23-2022, 12:39 AM
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Congrats, nice finds and the Shield nickel is super nice! That's another one on my bucket list.
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Very nice!

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Great finds. I can't wait to find more coins and expand my meager assortment. I have so much catching up to do. Funny thing is that I was a combat engineer in the army when I was a younger man, and used mine detectors now and then, but for some reason, never made the transition to recreational detecting in my free time. Probably the idea of tripping a bouncing betty, or setting off an M15 or an M20 in the local park dissuaded me from the enjoyment I now have walking around for hours on end.

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Old 06-23-2022, 07:57 AM
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Congrats !! That nickel is in great shape.

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Old 06-23-2022, 01:38 PM
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One of my bucket listers for sure!
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Old 06-23-2022, 05:03 PM
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Iím looking hard to find a shield nickel without any luck. I would never dream that i could find one that nice!

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Old 06-23-2022, 05:14 PM
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Wow, that is one beautiful coin! Have never found one out here in Montana, probably won't either....
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