War nickel. I love these guys!

26 Jan

After work, I stopped at the old trashy park (Riverside) for a quick 30 minute hunt. I found a couple of No Cash Value tokens right away, then I hit a signal that could have been anything really, but my V3i said the thing was 6 inches deep so in spite of the signal being broken up and ugly, I dug it. And boy! Am I glad I did!

Generations of hunters missed this coin but I didn’t 😀

1944 D Jefferson nickel freshly dug

Freshly dug

1944 D Jefferson nickel obverse

A little cleaner

Reverse 1944 D nickel

The Big D

This is only the third war nickel I have ever dug up and the first D mint mark.

The last signal I got was a very iffy, here-gone-and-here-again signal. The park is carpeted with iron and it makes for a very interesting hunt. Anyway, I know the park now and I am beginning to know when a signal may be a coin. So I went for it and at a little over five inches deep, I found the 1964 Memorial penny.

It gives me lots of hope that I may find my Seated coin in this park. I know it’s out there, semi-masked by iron and giving a signal only I can love.

Coins and tokens

30 minutes in rusty iron hell

Thank you for looking!


3 Responses to “War nickel. I love these guys!”

  1. detecting saxapahaw January 27, 2012 at 8:36 pm #

    me too!!

  2. Rosie January 27, 2012 at 11:05 pm #

    You have had some really great finds lately! I really love the space ranger pin, also. That thing is cool. I’m glad you are enjoying your V3i. That car wash token is really cool, too! I love finding tokens. I haven’t found a real interesting one yet. I can’t wait until you find your seated! 🙂

  3. Ozarks January 31, 2012 at 12:02 am #

    Cool! I haven’t pulled a war nickle yet!

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