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I got a call from a friend who journeyed down this way so I meet up with him at an old park here in town. It's given up old coins a well as civil war relics. I wasn't prepared for what I was going to find. I dug an 1868 shield nickel! Wow! I was excited. Then just a short distance away I got another nickel signal. I hollered at Rick and said another shield nickel!! We were both laughing. His wife had come along so I told her she could have the rest of the area around the old Oak tree and I ventured off. Five min. later I hollered at Rick again " you're not going to believe this" it was another shield nickel. I have only found three shield nickels my entire life and to find three in one short hunt was just crazy! Anyways here's a pic of my finds. One round ball and three shield nickels. An hour and forty five minute hunt I will always remember. Tom

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Tometusns -- that is CRAZY!  I have NEVER dug a shield nickel, and you got three of 'em in one short hunt?!   SUPERB!!!

Were they good 12/13 signals?  Deep?

Steve

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Very cool! Congratulations on the Shield Nickels. Still on my bucket list.

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Congrats, that's how it's done!!!

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Nice set of triplets!!!

It’s crazy how purpleish they get

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10 hours ago, steveg said:

Tometusns -- that is CRAZY!  I have NEVER dug a shield nickel, and you got three of 'em in one short hunt?!   SUPERB!!!

Were they good 12/13 signals?  Deep?

Steve

Thanks Steve! 

Old nickels that I've found have many 11's mixed in with the 12&13's. 

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Yes, I've seen some 11's mixed in, on some older ones.  

FWIW, I dug a 4" deep Jefferson nickel that was a perfect "12", and it's not the first time...

Incidentally, I also dug a 1" deep 1925 Merc, that read 25/26 in the ground...???  It air tests a solid 25... ??  I am CERTAIN I skipped over this coin, in the past, thinking it was a shallow penny!  😲

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Congrats on those shield nickels... thats a hard one to get...Nice work!

strick

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Triple wow... Congrats

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I've been back to the park twice hunting the same area. First trip some lead, a blank cartridge(it still had powder in it) and a trigger of some kind...the second trip zilch!!....lol. Going back and try a different area. Oh, my first shield ever came from this park.

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