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1939 Nickel in change

silverpopsilverpop Posts: 6,597 ✭✭✭✭✭

found this nickel from 1939 lurking in some change my wife had which makes my day good :)


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  • OverdateOverdate Posts: 6,931 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Neat, but where's the "D"? :p

    My Adolph A. Weinman signature :)

  • silverpopsilverpop Posts: 6,597 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • 1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 13,772 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That makes my day also...........hope that is not weird :smile:

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  • silverpopsilverpop Posts: 6,597 ✭✭✭✭✭

    not odd at all some people love seeing old coins that others have or have found

  • jedmjedm Posts: 2,936 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's cool! I found a '36 Indian head/ buffalo nickel just last week. I will give it to (I hope) just the right person in change at the store one of these days.

  • silverpopsilverpop Posts: 6,597 ✭✭✭✭✭

    sounds like a cool find for you

  • jedmjedm Posts: 2,936 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yea those are the ones I just love to give to youngsters in change at the store and I will point them out and say, "hey you're a lucky one today, look at this!"

  • mannie graymannie gray Posts: 7,259 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cool find.
    I can remember in the early to mid 1970s finding these quite regularly, even in nice AU-UNC.
    Not so anymore.

  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 8,013 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @silverpop said:
    couldn't find it ;)

    There's one in "GOD" and "UNITED". :)

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I enjoy finding old coins like that in change... more often wheat cents, then nickels.....been a long time since I found a Merc in change....Cheers, RickO

  • silverpopsilverpop Posts: 6,597 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 16, 2017 6:35AM

    yeah finding old coins in change tends to make the effort and time looking though change worth while

  • ECHOESECHOES Posts: 2,974 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Always fun to find. Best one for me was a 39-S Jefferson.

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  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,475 ✭✭✭✭✭

    that one in change always made me smile when i got one. just saying

  • cmerlo1cmerlo1 Posts: 7,891 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very cool. I remember as a kid in the 70's finding 1938 - 1941 dated nickels in change pretty often. Finding one these days is no longer a common occurrence for sure.

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  • silverpopsilverpop Posts: 6,597 ✭✭✭✭✭

    not very common to find old coins in change nowadays, every once in awhile one does pop up in change

  • Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,137 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice!
    For many years I hoarded any pre-1960 nickels I found. About 20 years ago I went through them and one of the '39s was the ddr, in about vf, and also found a d/s....may have been a '46. Later a friend of mine's son was building a set of nickels by searching rolls. I let him go through that can and let him keep anything he needed it, but he had to first grade it and then place a value on it using the Redbook. That was an enjoyable evening!

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  • ms70ms70 Posts: 13,946 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice find!

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  • RogerBRogerB Posts: 8,852 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice. By scanning your pocket change daily, you can assemble a nearly complete date-mint set of Jeffersons. 1950-D and silver alloy coins are notable exceptions.

  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,717 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @RogerB said:
    Nice. By scanning your pocket change daily, you can assemble a nearly complete date-mint set of Jeffersons. 1950-D and silver alloy coins are notable exceptions.

    I search boxes and war nickels show up on average one per box or so. Never found a 50d though.

  • BruceSBruceS Posts: 1,350 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 16, 2017 8:47PM

    I still find fascinated that consumers are still using cash. Even at the smallest leveles of exchange's. Maybe in the NE area it's different. Because I honestly can't remember when I had excganged some greenbacks for anything other than maybe a car wash In the last 3 months.

    Every point of sale is either a card swipe or a phone tap away from completion.


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  • mannie graymannie gray Posts: 7,259 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @RogerB said:
    Nice. By scanning your pocket change daily, you can assemble a nearly complete date-mint set of Jeffersons. 1950-D and silver alloy coins are notable exceptions.

    1950, 1950-D, 1939-D, 1938-DS, 1955, 1958 and most of the war nickels will be VERY tough to find in current circulating coinage.
    It won't be easy finding 46-S through 54-S either.

  • silverpopsilverpop Posts: 6,597 ✭✭✭✭✭

    you never know what is lurking within change nowadays sometimes you hit it lucky other times you don't

  • PocketArtPocketArt Posts: 1,335 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cool find! I still save all my pre 1960 Jefferson's I get back in change. The first series I collected as a YN in the mid '80's were Jefferson Nickels, and most I found in circulation with exception of key dates, and some war nickels. It didn't matter then what the coin looked like; it was more about the thrill of finding one, and filling a hole.

    Some pursuits, and feelings you just can't shake- including the silly grins when finding them!

  • silverpopsilverpop Posts: 6,597 ✭✭✭✭✭

    it's the thrill of the hunt that makes it interesting cause you never know what is lurking in change

  • BillDugan1959BillDugan1959 Posts: 3,821 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Probably sent two full rolls of these '39 nickels to coinstar this summer.

    I had the checking change addiction for forty-five years. Getting older teaches you that some stuff just weighs you down. Letting go is a relief.

  • silverpopsilverpop Posts: 6,597 ✭✭✭✭✭

    true

    getting rid of extra coins that are not needed is a good idea i know i had to sometime ago myself

  • ECHOESECHOES Posts: 2,974 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @RogerB said:
    Nice. By scanning your pocket change daily, you can assemble a nearly complete date-mint set of Jeffersons. 1950-D and silver alloy coins are notable exceptions.

    Yes, I've been working on a set from circulation only for years.
    39-S , 42-D, 3 Silver alloy found, set approximately 75% complete.
    One of my favorite sets, and most fun to build.

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    POST NUBILA PHOEBUS / AFTER CLOUDS, SUN
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  • RogerBRogerB Posts: 8,852 ✭✭✭✭✭

    RE: "....fun to build." Is this not the key to enjoyment?

  • silverpopsilverpop Posts: 6,597 ✭✭✭✭✭

    well it can be very time consuming and much effort into looking though change but when you find a old coin it makes all that worth it

  • BUFFNIXXBUFFNIXX Posts: 2,701 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Only thing better would have been if it had the doubled die reverese!

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    a.k.a "The BUFFINATOR"
  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,804 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice find.

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