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    Silver coins

    I have been blessed, in my 50 years of detecting to find just about every denomination of US minted silver coins.All of the coins seen in the following pictures were found by me either in Maryland or Georgia. One exception is the twenty cent piece that was found by one of my brothers, most likely in Maryland or northern Virginia.
    I think I have a representation of all the silver coin denominations and, while not shown, I also have variations of some of them. I have lined these up by coin size from the smallest to the largest.
    If I have missed a silver denomination please let me know.
    From left to right Trime, half dime, three cent nickel, dime, silver war nickel, twenty cent, quarter, half dollar and silver dollar
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    Great array of coins. Never found a 3 cent nickel coin, the none in the picture held up nicely. No 20 cent coin either. WD
    Total silver 3 - Goal 50 (2024 Finds) - 0 Washington - 0 Barber Dimes - 0 Mercury Dimes- - 3 Roosevelt Dimes - 0 V Nickels - 0 Buffalos - 0 War Nickels - 0 Indian - 10 Wheats - $ 3.44 in clad
    Relics: MILESTONES since 2012: 1700 silver coins - 8000 Clad Quarters - 500 Roosevelts - 750 Mercury Dimes

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    Nice display. I've never heard of anyone finding a twenty-cent piece before!

    A three-cent nickel isn't really a silver coin, they are 75% copper and 25% nickel, the same composition as our modern 5 cent nickels. They are seldom found detecting because they ring up really low like foil. I know that Ill Digger has found one. Most of the time they come out of the ground a reddish brown color and corroded.

    I think you have all of the US silver denominations there!
    Last edited by Tony Two-Cent; 10-23-2023 at 01:32 PM.
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    10 Large Cents, 415 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 10 Shield Nickels, 68 V Nickels, 124 Buffalo Nickels, 31 War Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 131 Barber Dimes, 405 Mercury Dimes, 249 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 18 Barber Quarters, 20 Standing Liberty Quarters, 89 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

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    WOW!!!!! Nice display!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Two-Cent View Post
    Nice display. I've never heard of anyone finding a twenty-cent piece before!

    A three-cent nickel isn't really a silver coin, they are 75% copper and 25% nickel, the same composition as our modern 5 cent nickels. They are seldom found detecting because they ring up really low like foil. I know that Ill Digger has found one. Most of the time they come out of the ground a reddish brown color and corroded.

    I think you have all of the US silver denominations there!
    I did not know that. Since it is not silver I will remove it from this display. It will go in one with other non silver US coins.
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    Great assortment of finds! But to set the record straight, the trime IS silver and belongs in the line-up. A 3 cent nickel is different and is not silver.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-cent_silver
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-cent_nickel
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    2024: Silver 1, Gold 0
    Best finds: 28 silver dime spill, 1800s Dutch customs seal.
    Oldest/best coins: Late 1700's Chinese Cash Coin, 1837 Upper Canada large cent, 1877 Seated Dime
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digger_O'Dell View Post
    Great assortment of finds! But to set the record straight, the trime IS silver and belongs in the line-up. A 3 cent nickel is different and is not silver.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-cent_silver
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-cent_nickel
    I know the trime is silver and it will remain. If I get time this weekend I will look for different designs of these coins. I know there is only one style trime and The twenty cent piece would have different mint marks. But, having a twenty cent piece is pretty rare from what I have been told.
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    I've been away from AD for a minute,, just catching up a little bit. But what an awesome display! That seems like it would be the ultimate detectorists goal,,,, to dig one of every silver US coil. Thanks for sharing!
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    Oldest Coin= 1920 Wheat Cent
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    Awesome display!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrffytr1 View Post
    I know the trime is silver and it will remain. If I get time this weekend I will look for different designs of these coins. I know there is only one style trime and The twenty cent piece would have different mint marks. But, having a twenty cent piece is pretty rare from what I have been told.
    Glad to see this post pop back up today. There is one denomination, if it could be considered a separate denomination from the Nickle is the half dime. Would love to see a 1792 half disme in the line-up!
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1792_half_disme
    Equipment:
    Minelab: CTX 3030, GPX 4800, X-Terra 705. Whites TDI SL.

    2024: Silver 1, Gold 0
    Best finds: 28 silver dime spill, 1800s Dutch customs seal.
    Oldest/best coins: Late 1700's Chinese Cash Coin, 1837 Upper Canada large cent, 1877 Seated Dime
    Oldest Relic find: 1800 Sailors Luck token
    You Tube: Rediscovering America
    Quote: Treasures are like potato chips, you can never have just one!

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