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 Posted 01/24/2012  2:17 pm Show Profile Check barryg's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add barryg to your friends list Get a Link to this Message




Would this be considered "full steps"? If so, nusmismedia.com doesn't list prices for "full steps" versions under MS64, which I'm guessing this one isn't.

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 Posted 01/24/2012  2:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Tempuss77 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just FYI, your post says 1942-D, but your coin is a 1943-D.
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 Posted 01/24/2012  3:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LincolnGuy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It does in fact look like a 1943 and not a 1942
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 Posted 01/24/2012  3:17 pm  Show Profile Check barryg's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add barryg to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Just FYI, your post says 1942-D, but your coin is a 1943-D.


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 Posted 01/24/2012  3:19 pm  Show Profile Check oih82w8's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add oih82w8 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like you have a planchet crack (lamination) from the rim (a little after 12 o'clock) to the top and down the back of Jefferson's Head...the reverse looks like to have at least two steps, but not FULL STEPS.
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 Posted 01/24/2012  3:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add fioti to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That crack just yells atcha. 1st thing I saw.
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 Posted 01/24/2012  3:33 pm  Show Profile Check barryg's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add barryg to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
So.... What would you grade it as?
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 Posted 01/24/2012  3:59 pm  Show Profile Check The_Duke's eBay Listings Check The_Duke's eCrater Listings Bookmark this reply Add The_Duke to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm thinking MS63, nice pictures.
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 Posted 01/24/2012  4:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dave700x to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would say it's a 63 based on the contact marks. The crack on the obverse looks like a die crack to me. Also, there appears to be a die chip on the steps.
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 Posted 01/24/2012  4:51 pm  Show Profile Check barryg's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add barryg to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
All right, MS63 sounds pretty nice!

Two questions:

1. What does "Full Steps" actually mean (and why doesn't this one have full steps)?
2. Does a die crack (as opposed to PMD) add or detract from the value/grade?
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 Posted 01/24/2012  5:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dave700x to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think this coin is as close as you get to full steps without being an FS. It looks just a little light above the C. Just my opinion though.
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 Posted 01/24/2012  5:16 pm  Show Profile Check TJsCoins's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add TJsCoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Am new to Jeffersons but here is my 5 cents and it might be a wooden five cents at that

Anyway. Full steps means that all of steps (5 or 6 minimum) are clear and uninterrupted all the way across. Full step nickels value at a premium and I am still looking for reference for value myself. The best place I can find so far is eBay.

I have read that different grading associations are more strict than others.

I paid 7 dollars for a raw FS the other day only to find out here on the forum that the FS is not deserved. It looked good in the loupe and showed a blur of the steps in my pics. I will be keeping that coin as reference of "almost but no cigar"; and the coin looks great otherwise. Personally I will be triple checking all FS coins in the future.

You should google FS nickels there is a lot of info out there.

I do not know if die cracks on Jeffersons add value. I do know that I would be keeping yours if I had it. Nice coin; has character!
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 Posted 01/24/2012  5:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add TheNickelGuy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
MS64 on a good day the grading service would probably give it a 5 step designation, which I think it deserves.
I don't think that the laminations detract from the mid grades. Say MS63 to MS66 but the eye appeal would be a factor as well as any hits on the coin.I don't see many hits, ticks or nicks that put me off. I think most of the marks are in the planchet before it was struck.
The wave in that middle step area on the right is strange?

I like it! Looks nice but I personally prefer no laminations on my war nickels. They technically don't knock off any points but I still think they keep it from MS65 by the graders.
The image is so nice and clear and large, I think we all see every flaw. I bet it looks much nicer in hand actual size.
Figure MS63FS or MS64 for a value? Just my best guess.
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 Posted 01/24/2012  6:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add D0ubl3Eagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I will go with MS-64. It is very close to FS if not FS.
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 Posted 01/24/2012  6:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add biggfredd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
1. What does "Full Steps" actually mean (and why doesn't this one have full steps)?

Depends who you ask. I've seen 4.6, 5, 5.5 and 6 steps used.

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2. Does a die crack (as opposed to PMD) add or detract from the value/grade?

Yes.

It adds to an inexpensive coin, but the higher the price, the more likely a potential buyer will want a discount for it.
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 Posted 01/24/2012  8:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add upstate to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
MS 64- Steps are interrupted above the "E"
Very nice
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