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Found Dateless Shield Nickel In LCd Junk Bin, What To Do?

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 Posted 01/18/2019  7:47 pm Show Profile   Check Tanman2001's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add Tanman2001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Got my first Shield nickel and a pile of world coins for $5, most of which went to my younger brother. There was also two heavily corroded IHC: 1866 and 1907.

I may want to try out nic-a-date on this one.

Should I nic-a-date it? Does it even work on dateless shields?


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 Posted 01/18/2019  8:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bud250r to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
nic-a-date should work on this
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 Posted 01/18/2019  8:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add westernsky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Give it a shot with the Nic-A-Date and show us the results!

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 Posted 01/18/2019  8:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There are better things to spend your time on.
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 Posted 01/19/2019  12:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
True, but it makes for a fun experiment if you are into that sort of thing.
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 Posted 01/19/2019  12:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ty88ty2 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nic-a-date will work fine if you are curious. Recommendation is to do the whole coin, not just the date spot. It will come out better.
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 Posted 01/19/2019  07:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Also a solution of 1 part peroxide and 3 parts white vinegar . Let the coin sit in a jar completely covered by solution for 12-18 hours . This works on Buffalo nickels and was told it also works on Shield nickels .
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 Posted 01/19/2019  08:02 am  Show Profile   Check edweather's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add edweather to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
check the coin every hour or so.
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 Posted 01/19/2019  4:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If you have nothing to do, this is OK. But I'd rather spend time with something with a better end results.
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 Posted 01/27/2019  8:58 pm  Show Profile   Check Tanman2001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Tanman2001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Should be getting nic-a-date tomorrow, will keep you posted.
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 Posted 01/27/2019  9:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nick10 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Shield, Buffalo, and current Jeffersons, all are of the same composition, so nic-a-date will work on all. Of course one doesn't see honest wear like that on today's Jeffs, or any circulating coins for that matter.

Shield nickels were the first "tokens" in that they did not have metal value close to their stated denomination. Per Gresham's Law they got spent before any silver or copper did.
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 Posted 01/28/2019  09:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Should be getting nic-a-date tomorrow, will keep you posted.
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 Posted 01/28/2019  4:17 pm  Show Profile   Check Tanman2001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Tanman2001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1869?


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 Posted 01/28/2019  4:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Look like 1989 to me
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1869 looks about right.
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Shield nickels were the first "tokens" in that they did not have metal value close to their stated denomination. Per Gresham's Law they got spent before any silver or copper did.

Fourth or fifth, Three Cent Silver was the first subsidiary coin with a metal content well below face value (at least the 1851 - 53 coins. In 1854 it was put on the same standing as the other minor silver coins.) Then there were the FE and CuNi Indian Head cents (metal value about .66 cent each) but they may not count as they were not legal tender. And then the was the Coppernickel Three Cent that came out the year before in 1865.
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