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1932 Near or Far nickel?

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Jayson
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 Posted 09/05/2011  01:55 am Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Jayson to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

This may be a stupid question, but what variety is this coin (top image), a 1932 near 2 or far 2?

I'm 99% sure that it's a near 2, but when compared to the example images below, I'm not entirely sure.

The 2 in the date touches the line, but the 9 and 3 are not as close to the line as the near 2 in the example picture and the serif on the 1 isn't flush with the red line as it is in the example, rather it comes off the line at an angle like the far 2.

I have a couple coins the same as this, so probability says it's a near 2, but as I said, I'm not entirely sure.



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 Posted 09/05/2011  12:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kopper Ken to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a near 2 to me.

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 Posted 09/05/2011  3:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add doctorman1941 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Look at the bottom of the 2 left side on your lower scan. Then look at the bottom of the 2 above left side and your above scan and you can see a difference in both.
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 Posted 09/06/2011  07:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Jayson to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
thanks, it's always nice to get a second opinion on these things. Near 2 it is.
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 Posted 09/06/2011  07:51 am  Show Profile Check Zonad's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Zonad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
High 2 Far from rim. You're mixing varieties here. Near and Far describe from date to rim. The photo you're comparing to is for date high and close to leaf or date low.
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 Posted 09/06/2011  09:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Jayson to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Okay, I'm a bit confused here. Are you saying that there are more than two varieties for a 1932 nickel? I was under the assumption that near was synonymous with high, meaning that it nearer to the imaginary line connecting the leaf tips. Just offhand, isn't farther from the rim and closer to the leaf the same thing? Or is this about nomenclature?
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 Posted 09/29/2011  2:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littlemoney to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Zonad is correct, for 1932 we can talk about three varieties.
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 Posted 09/29/2011  2:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Jayson to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's very interesting. Just to be clear, what are the three varieties? I assume that "High 9" would be one of them...
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 Posted 09/29/2011  2:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Jayson to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Also, since I first started this thread, I identified two coins I had as "far 2s." They are shown below. First of all, am I correct that these are a different variety than the photo in my initial post? And secondly, if there are indeed three varieties, then what category do these two fall under?







Actually, on closer inspection, these two seem to have slightly different fonts and the darker one looks like the more common near (or high) variety...
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09/29/2011 3:07 pm
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 Posted 09/30/2011  2:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Jayson to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hello everyone, sorry for being a bit of a nag about this topic, but I'm sort of anxious about this issue being sorted out. So forgive me if this has become tiresome.

I initially identified the 1932 nickel varieties in this post as "near 2" and "far 2" because that's what they're called in the latest Charlton guide, and also what they're referred to throughout this previous forum topic thread: http://www.coincommunity.com/forum/...IC_ID=77970. Also an article scan in that thread(shown beneath) refers to them as "near" and "far."

In the current thread, it's been brought up by Zonad that these varieties should be referred to as "High 2" and "Low 2," which is how they were referred to as in the accompanying picture in my first post. I really don't care whether it's called "high and low" or "near and far," though it'd be nice to have something of an agreement or consensus on it.

Now, having always believed that there are two varieties of 1932 nickel, it's recently been brought up by littlemoney that there are in fact three varieties. But what is this third variety?

Now, I've posted two of the coins I have in this thread already. Forgive me for reposting them again. One is clearly a high/near variety:

and the other is clearly a low/far variety:

My initial question about what variety the coin I first posted was doesn't really matter anymore.

What I've been confused by and want to have cleared up in this thread:
1. What are the 1932 nickel varieties called? "Near and far" or "high and low"?
2. Is there a third variety? If so, how is it distinguished and what is it called?
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09/30/2011 2:59 pm
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 Posted 09/30/2011  8:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littlemoney to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What you are showing High & low 2 from leaf. This may help with near & far from rim.
http://www.coincommunity.com/forum/...PIC_ID=94394
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 Posted 09/30/2011  8:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Jayson to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Okay, I think I may be seeing what you're getting at here. You're saying that there are three varieties, and that they are:
1. High 2, Near to the rim
2. High 2, Far from the rim
3. Low 2

Am I correct in saying this?

I assume that since the low 2 is supposedly the rarest of them, that it doesn't not split into near and far from the rim.

So what you've been saying is that "near" and "far" when referring to five cent coins describes the distance of the S from the rims (with the exception of 1926, I'm guessing).

Have I got this all right?
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09/30/2011 8:43 pm
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You seem to be getting the idea & without confusing me more
Also "s" near to rim has a concave field & "s" far from rim has flat field.

The thing with the 2 is only in 1932, not the other years, more rare.
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09/30/2011 9:03 pm
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 Posted 09/30/2011  9:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Jayson to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Apologies for the confusion. Believe me, it was mutual. Having an entire previous thread using "near 2" and "far 2" sort of messed up my thinking.

Aren't nickels fun?...

Now having singled out a low 2 from my collection, I'll now have to split my 1932s into near and far rims.

As a side note, I've only been able to tell the difference between near and far rims by the shape of the S end nearest the rim.
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 Posted 09/30/2011  9:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littlemoney to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That would be the easiest way I find rather than going by distance of date from the rim
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