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02-10-2012, 06:45 PM
when I first detected this, I thought it was just another nickel. when I got home and noticed the five on the back, I thought I may have found a shielded nickel but upon further checking I'm beginning to think it may just be a foreign coin. can someone provide a positive id on this, please? thank you.

Modified message to include comparison to penny and nickel. The item in question is slightly larger than a penny and slightly smaller than a nickel.


02-10-2012, 07:27 PM
That is a good one... maybe snap a pic next to a ruler though for size. I'm anxious to learn what it is! I've got to imagine it's old to be in the shape that it's in!

Cheap Thrills
02-10-2012, 08:00 PM
I think this is it Bob , it's the closest I could find . Mexican 5 Centavos.

02-10-2012, 08:09 PM
I think this is it Bob , it's the closest I could find . Mexican 5 Centavos.

Yes, I think you nailed it. My son also called with the same result so there is very little doubt. Not the shielded nickel I had hoped for but interesting none the less. Thank you very much for taking the time to identify the coin and respond. It is always appreciated.

Cheap Thrills
02-10-2012, 08:13 PM
Your welcome . Good going on a not too common find .

Ill Digger
02-10-2012, 09:30 PM
Nice ID Sheik thumbsup01

02-10-2012, 10:11 PM
Yeah, nice ID Sheik. :clapping: I was wondering too. :yes:

Fire Fighter 43
02-11-2012, 02:20 PM
Nice coin and great job on the I.D.