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Travel Bug Dog Tag WORLD FAMOUS GermanyBert Wooden Nickel #00139

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Friday, February 25, 2011
Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Recently Spotted:
In Ivalo Beach

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Congratulations!  You have found one of the WORLD FAMOUS Germany Bert Wooden Nickel Travel Bugs!!  My mission is move from cache to cache as quickly as possible.

Please do not keep me since I want to travel far and wide!

If the wooden nickel on this travel bug is missing please contact my owner for a replacement.

Wooden Nickels are part of American history.  If an American says to you, "Don't take any wooden nickles", what they mean is be careful of someone trying to rip you off by giving you something worthless.

Wooden Nickels though are not always worthless.  In the USA they are sometimes given away as a promotion for a product and the wooden nickel is used as a discount coupon.

Wooden nickels have also been used as real money in the USA for short periods of time.

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A Nickel in the USA is worth 5 Cents.  

Prior to introduction of the nickel, five-cent pieces were very small silver coins called half dimes. Due to shortages of silver both during and after the American Civil War, an alternative metal was needed for five-cent coinage, and the coppernickel alloy still in use today was selected. Numerous problems plagued the coinage of nickels through the middle of the 20th century due to the extreme hardness of the alloy, but modern minting equipment has proven more than adequate for the task.

Nickels have always had a value of one cent per gram (even when special nickel-free versions were issued temporarily during World War II). They were designed as 5 grams in the metric units when they were introduced in 1866, shortly before the Metric Act of 1866 declared the metric system to be legal for use in the United States.

Applying the term "nickel" to a coin precedes the usage of five-cent pieces made from nickel alloy. The term was originally applied to the 1857–1858 Flying Eagle cent and the Indian Head cent coin from 1859 to 1864, which were composed of 12% nickel, 88% copper. Throughout the Civil War these cents were referred to as "nickels" or "nicks" from their metal content. When the three-cent nickel came onto the scene in 1865, the first coin to raise nickel content to the modern 25%, these were the new "nickels" to the common person on the street. In 1866, the Shield nickel was introduced and forever changed the way Americans associated coins made from nickel alloy with a particular denomination. Save for alloy changes during World War II, nickel coins from 1866 to the present have been composed of 25% nickel, 75% copper. -

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Tracking History (10924.8mi) View Map

Discovered It 9/16/2018 Amor war da ;-) discovered it Finland   Visit Log

Auf dem Mega "Sea Sand Sun Kalajoki 2016" gesehen ;-)
Hab endlich den Zettel mit den Codes wiedergefunden ;-)

Discovered It 8/24/2018 Der Wombat discovered it Finland   Visit Log

Diesen TB / Coin habe ich mal irgendwo gesehen leider kann nicht mehr sagen wo das war, Sorry dafür.
Danke für das Zeigen und Discovern.
Grüße aus dem Ruhrpott!!

Discovered It 7/21/2018 Pappay discovered it Finland   Visit Log


Dropped Off 6/3/2018 MäMyy placed it in Ivalo Beach Finland - 89.02 miles  Visit Log

Trip continues

Visited 6/3/2018 MäMyy took it to Vanha kirkko - Old Church Finland - 67.66 miles  Visit Log

On our way to North

Visited 6/2/2018 MäMyy took it to Railway Station of Rovaniemi Finland - 477.04 miles  Visit Log

Visiting the train

Visited 5/20/2018 MäMyy took it to Lotsberget Aland Islands - 2.6 miles  Visit Log

Nice view

Visited 5/20/2018 MäMyy took it to Mariehamn flygplats Aland Islands - 1.22 miles  Visit Log

Visiting Åland

Visited 5/9/2018 MäMyy took it to S-17 (Tsarens cache) Aland Islands - .11 miles  Visit Log


Retrieve It from a Cache 5/9/2018 MäMyy retrieved it from Aland Aland Islands   Visit Log

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