Victory: A 1867 V Nickel Recovered

By: Preston B.


This weekend I received permission to detect an old area that used to be a farm. The land owner took me to a couple spots he thought may have potential. After walking around for hours with nothing but trash to show for my time, I was ready to call it quits. There was a creek that ran through the edge of the property that I decided to follow on the way back to my truck. I crawled over the fence and walked roughly twenty feet to the creek bank when I heard the first signal on my at pro. I dug down 6 inches and out of the edge of my hole fell a nice 1867 nickel! Knowing a little history of the area I knew that during the Indian wars there were camps in the area that guarded the railroad workers that were building the tracks. I searched some more and found quite a few artifacts that proved that this was probably one of these camps. I cant wait to get back out there!

Reverse of 1867 Victory Nickel with Harp and Flowers at Center Obverse of Victory Nickel with 5 in center surrounded by a Ring of Stars with United States of America Cents Collection of finds including old bullet casings and shells, a screw, a washer, belt buckle, and buttons in a plastic case with fabric and wood underneath it.