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Oldest US Nickel I Have Come Across So Far 1949

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 Posted 10/12/2021  4:19 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Wrekkdd to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Nothing special probably but when I find an early year that I don't have I like to share. Picked up 16 rolls of nickels on lunch today and found this guy, before this the earliest nickel I found was 1964 and it was in a fair bit worse condition then this. I haven't researched the year yet so I will later at home and check it out with my scope. I read a post that there is possible master hub doubling on these years so I'll have to avoid that.



I love finding older American coins as it's fairly rare to find even modern ones. I don't really have a nickel collection for USA but I keep them all in case I start one.
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 Posted 10/12/2021  4:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinHunter4 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice!
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 Posted 10/12/2021  6:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Wrekkdd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just found a bare belly 1990 while omw home on the bus( at least a partial bare belly but possibly full) I will post when I get home.!!! I have been looking for this one.
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 Posted 10/12/2021  6:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nick10 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice. From that period, 1949 is a less common one to find than 1940, 1941, or 1946.
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 Posted 10/12/2021  6:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not a lot of value, unfortunately.
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 Posted 10/12/2021  6:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Wrekkdd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@nick10 thanks for the info.
I know this guy is not great shape but not horrible, definitely a keeper for me. I think I have only found 2 1950 Canadian nickels so far so this was a surprising find for me.
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 Posted 10/12/2021  10:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not a lot of value but I squirrel away any nickel from 1959 and earlier. For me this would go in a roll with other old nickels pulled from circulation.
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 Posted 10/12/2021  11:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Wrekkdd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Value of the coin doesn't matter to much to me, if I get something I don't have for the face value is a nice find.
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 Posted 10/14/2021  08:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Riellyscions to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A 1949 found in the wild is a GREAT find !
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 Posted 10/14/2021  09:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Wrekkdd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's rare for me to find American nickels in Canada and they are all usually post 1980,so I was quite happy to find it.

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 Posted 10/14/2021  11:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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It's rare for me to find American nickels in Canada and they are all usually post 1980,so I was quite happy to find it.
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 Posted 10/14/2021  6:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jmgi2020 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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It's rare for me to find American nickels in Canada and they are all usually post 1980,so I was quite happy to find it.


Are those 12 sided nickels still a common find in Canadian rolls?
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 Posted 10/14/2021  7:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Value of the coin doesn't matter to much to me, if I get something I don't have for the face value is a nice find.

And THAT is someone who really has coin collecting in their genes
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 Posted 10/14/2021  8:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Wrekkdd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@Jmgi2020, I have not gone though enough to say they are common, from my personal experience I'd say 1/40 rolls has had one, post Victoria 1/200. I have gone through about 2000 ish nickel rolls so I can't say if my luck has been bad or good, it has been fun though:)

@Earl42, thank you. Building a starter collection roll hunting is hard lol, and in Canada it is harder to come by American coins. Finding any year and mm I don't have is a good find finding an older coin is great.
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 Posted 10/19/2021  2:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Erscolo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The world has certainly changed. My first coin collecting in the early 1970s was filling a Jefferson nickel Whitman album from circulation. I was able to get nearly all of the years and mints from circulation, including a 1950-D and all but two of the silver nickels. Of course that was almost a half century ago. It was fun to fill the album and end up with all but five or six of the issues from 1938 to the 1970s.
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