Yesterday I separated my pennies from my fake silver, worthless, American clad coinage that I dug this past year for tumbling. I loaded the tumbler before bed last night, ready for rinsing and drying this morning.
I was quite shocked when I found this shiny little disc in with my junk clad.
It’s a 1943-P 40% silver War Nickel! A surprise silver/gold find #98 for 2011! I must have dug it on my last day of hunting, December 28, before bad weather and my kitchen paint job (one of my Christmas presents for my wife … along story) kicked in. I dug a LOT of nickel signals that day and had a pouch full of nasty 5-centers. I didn’t look at any of them very closely. My bad …
The tumbler really did a number on that soft silver. I can barely make out the date.
Oh, well … it just goes in with all my other “junk silver” anyways. A nice surprise this morning, and I didn’t even have to go swinging to find it!
And I almost forgot … another surprise! I found a 1964-D silver Rosie in my daughter’s change last week. I saw it laying on her dresser and thought that it looked suspiciously like silver. I was right! Bonus find! I made the MXT “whump-whump” signal with my mouth as I waved my hand over the coin just to make it legal. 🙂 That was silver find #97 for me in 2011.
Here’s a picture …
Thanks for looking. There’s still silver out there! HH