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2 V nickels stuck together INSIDE a bottle cap!
Posted by: REVIER
Date: November 13, 2017 06:40PM
I get a signal that is pretty jumpy and I should walk by but the tone is extremely good so I dug it.
I come up with an old rusty bottle cap of some kind but on one side most of it is rusted away and I see sticking to the inside of the top some sort of thick piece of something but I have never seen this before.
I dig it out and my Propointer says it is metal.
Can't see anything on either side, too much dirt so I figure a slug of some kind but just in case I grab a twig and start scraping the dirt off of one side.
Nothing at first but eventually I start to see something coming through around the edge...the words United States and then more in the middle a part of a wreath!
I start scraping the other side and soon enough I start to see an image in the middle coming through I thought was a bird at first but eventually I see it is a bust and some stars.
I scrape off the part on the bottom and see a date...1901.
Now I am looking at this thing and recognize it as a V nickel but it is way too thick.




I look closer an realize it is two V nickels stuck together!
Well I'll be!

A little later I took a break and took a few pics of both sides...






...then I tried to split them open hoping the insides were protected and were clean and in good shape.
A little tap and they opened up and for the most part my wish came true...most of the surface on both coins were clean and shiny with a little crud on the edges and a bit of rust from that bottle cap.




At home I cleaned them up a bit more, I scrubbed the dirty sides just to bring out a few details....






On the cleaner sides I scrubbed as much of the dirt off as I could but then I stopped....they look good enough to me now and maybe I will soak them in some olive oil or something and pick at them a bit but these will probably be the best condition V nickels I will ever dig.
These two sides, anyway.



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Re: 2 V nickels stuck together INSIDE a bottle cap!
Posted by: wyohunter99
Date: November 13, 2017 07:14PM
That’s crazy! Nice score!

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Re: 2 V nickels stuck together INSIDE a bottle cap!
Posted by: calabash digger
Date: November 13, 2017 07:38PM
that's cool!

Re: 2 V nickels stuck together INSIDE a bottle cap!
Posted by: unearth
Date: November 13, 2017 07:54PM
Very Cool:detecting:

Re: 2 V nickels stuck together INSIDE a bottle cap!
Posted by: Drakester
Date: November 13, 2017 08:23PM
Nice coins! HH

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Re: 2 V nickels stuck together INSIDE a bottle cap!
Posted by: E-TRAC-OHIO
Date: November 14, 2017 06:15AM
Wow ... that's a new one - congrats !



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Re: 2 V nickels stuck together INSIDE a bottle cap!
Posted by: REVIER
Date: November 14, 2017 07:21AM
Thanks all!
Some better pics of the good sides in the daylight and sun.



"What if doing the Hokey Pokey really IS what it's all about?”
F70, F2, Compadre, Mojave, Judge2 - 2017....Clad, 15 silver targets including a freaking Barber quarter, a beautiful walker and 4 V nickels...
Plus other cool stuff.




Re: 2 V nickels stuck together INSIDE a bottle cap!
Posted by: doc holiday232
Date: November 14, 2017 08:15AM
Another venture into human nature---Who and Why--thanks for the report.

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Re: 2 V nickels stuck together INSIDE a bottle cap!
Posted by: Sataro
Date: November 14, 2017 11:22AM
Congrats on a very unique find!



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Re: 2 V nickels stuck together INSIDE a bottle cap!
Posted by: DougF
Date: November 16, 2017 07:42AM
A unique find! (I started to write "very unique" :lol:) Congrats.



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Re: 2 V nickels stuck together INSIDE a bottle cap!
Posted by: woody
Date: November 16, 2017 10:53AM
A great find! Unusual place to hide/stick coins.

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Great story, REVIER!
Posted by: Tony N (Michigan)
Date: November 16, 2017 04:34PM
Nice finds too!

V nickels INSIDE a bottle cap!
Posted by: Rich (Utah)
Date: November 17, 2017 11:03PM
Excellent find there Revier.

Rich



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Re: 2 V nickels stuck together INSIDE a bottle cap!
Posted by: ken ward
Date: November 18, 2017 10:27AM
Now, how often do you find something like that ? Two "V" nickles in a bottle cap. Did you check to see if they are worth enough to retire. I have only ever found 2 of them , but never together.. Good thing you went after that beep.

Very nice find.. KEN



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Re: 2 V nickels stuck together INSIDE a bottle cap!
Posted by: DigDeepNow
Date: November 19, 2017 05:30AM
That's wild.
Congrats.....

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