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Is An Old Dirty "V" Nickel Better Than A Shiny Merc ?

miserman

Member
I hunted a grove of trees next to an old country church that in the past has given up 5 Indian Heads and several Wheats. After 3 hours of hunting with the F75, my finds for the day were the 1944 Merc and the 1906 V Nickel. The Nickel is probably in the best condition (environmentaly) of any that I have ever found. I kinda like it more than the Merc......Thanks for looking
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jim tn

Well-known member
Yeah, that is a darn good looking DUG v nickel. The F 75 is a pretty good nickel finder and I find a goodly number of nickels, mostly newer era, throughout the year. I find a lot more Mercury dimes, though, then I do v and buffalo nickels combined and most are pretty toasted. So, year, I am with you! I'll take that v over a Merc. (Excluding a 16 D :big grin:) HH jim tn
 

still looking 52

Well-known member
Yeah, I'm going with you guys on the V nickel although that Mercury dime is a nice find also. The good thing is you don't have to choose, you found both, nice hunting miserman.
 

miserman

Member
jim tn said:
Yeah, that is a darn good looking DUG v nickel. The F 75 is a pretty good nickel finder and I find a goodly number of nickels, mostly newer era, throughout the year. I find a lot more Mercury dimes, though, then I do v and buffalo nickels combined and most are pretty toasted. So, year, I am with you! I'll take that v over a Merc. (Excluding a 16 D :big grin:) HH jim tn
I agree jim tn ,I find about 5 Mercs to every V or Buffalo Nickel. The Mercury Dime has been very kind to all of us coin hunters. As you state, most nickels are pretty toasted,so this V Nickel is an unusual find.....Thanks for looking
 

dfmike

Active member
They are both great finds but I'm always biased towards shiny silver coins. The merc is one of the most beautiful coins ever conceived and the other is a significant piece of history.
 

vlad

Active member
With a [low] mintage of 1,476,490: in Good-4, which is maybe the best condition you can hope for in a dug coin, rates around $563.
And there are others that will go from a low $1+ range up to 2 figures and still one more, the 1912S an even lower mintage of 238,000 [and underrated] that will bring $184.
So finding a "glory hole" full of them is not, too shabby. :bouncy:
Do you know the story of the rarest V Nickel the 1913P?
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A mint employee Samuel Brown, slipped into the mint one night, after the V Nickle has been superseded by the
Buffalo, and ran off 5 (five) of them. He supposedly traveled around the country and would give them out telling people "you might want to hold on to that one,"
Four of them are accounted for and the last time one sold it was for $4,234,798. The 5th ones location is unknown.
The next time you decide to pass up a nickle range target, give it a second thought.....who knows, you might get lucky...it could be.....gold. :heh:

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Rich (Utah)

Active member
You have both, enjoy them. Unique or unusual finds always have a way of holding good memories.

Rich
 

Monte

Well-known member
I have often enjoyed some of the old coins and neat small artifacts from groves and other old-use areas near churches, old school sites, early-era picnic areas, etc. If it is a brushier area I trust you used a smaller-size search coil? If you hunted with the stock coil or other mid-size to larger-size coil, I hope you have a 5" or other smaller coil to get back there and hunt it some more. Might be a few more good keepers left to wrap up the end of 2019.

Monte
 

Wstaehely

New member
I hunted a grove of trees next to an old country church that in the past has given up 5 Indian Heads and several Wheats. After 3 hours of hunting with the F75, my finds for the day were the 1944 Merc and the 1906 V Nickel. The Nickel is probably in the best condition (environmentaly) of any that I have ever found. I kinda like it more than the Merc......Thanks for looking View attachment 23
Man I was thinking silver all day long but after seeing that nickel, I'll take the nickel
 
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