My first war nickel!

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  1. Scott White

    Scott White Member

    I’m excited...so there lol!
     

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  3. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Well-Known Member

    Any silver is good
     
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  4. Corn Man

    Corn Man Well-Known Member

    Congrats nothing like the feeling of your first silver nickel
     
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  5. Quant.Geek

    Quant.Geek Well-Known Member

    Purchased or pocket change? I still have my silver war nickels that I found in pocket change when I was a kid...
     
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  6. Scott White

    Scott White Member

    Pocket change.
     
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  7. Quant.Geek

    Quant.Geek Well-Known Member

    Nice! Those are the best kinds. Hope you save it like I did. I had mine for about 40 years..
     
  8. Scott White

    Scott White Member

    It’s not going anywhere. Starting my coin collection with my 6 year old.....so it’ll go to him eventually.
     
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  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Congrats on your find. Nothing like finding silver in change today.
     
  10. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Nice find. Congratulations
     
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  11. SchwaVB57

    SchwaVB57 Well-Known Member

    They are still in the wild. I pulled 5 today out of 2 bank counting machine bags. $400.00 face.
     
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  12. Scott White

    Scott White Member

    Wow...$400 each?
     
  13. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Oh dear no!! He was talking about searching $400.00 bags of nickels.
     
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  14. Beardigger

    Beardigger Well-Known Member

    Cool find! I still have the first one I found too! Double exciting that it is an S mint mark. I have a thing for S mint mark coins.
     
  15. Scott White

    Scott White Member

    Yeah I was really excited about the S mint mark. I only have 2 other S mint mark coins.
     
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  16. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter

    Scott,

    Are you what we call around here a "YN" - meaning 'young numismatist?'

    If you are under 21, I might just be able to add to your collection. I have a few old Jefferson war nickels that could use a new home.

    Z
     
  17. Beardigger

    Beardigger Well-Known Member

    CRH it is easiest to find Business strike S Nickels. I have LOTS of 1969 and 1970 S nickels, next is probably pennies. Quarters are harder. I have found a few S Business quarters CRH, and some Impaired proofs. But it always a thrill for me to run across an S while CRH Weather it is a Business or Proof. I don't CRH dimes, my eyes just can't handle it.
     
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  18. Scott White

    Scott White Member

    I am fairly new to it. It’s really something that my 6 year old talked me into. Now we are both hooked.
     
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  19. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter


    Maybe I could set him up with a couple or three war nickels of his own? No cost. Maybe a couple other interesting items as well.

    Message me to exchange information.

    Z
     
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  20. SchwaVB57

    SchwaVB57 Well-Known Member

    The bags are $200.00 face. 2 bags, $400.00.
     
  21. Quant.Geek

    Quant.Geek Well-Known Member

    This thread is prompting me to dig out my old collection (things I collected when I was 10+ years old) and post some pics of my War Nickels. Of course, it has since been replaced with a full BU set of war nickels, but it is still cool to check out the "pocket change" ones...

    Hmmm, another weekend project...
     
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