Anything before 1970 with FS is apparently an extreme rarity. This makes sense due to the fact the older age of the coin has more opportunity to wear down the steps. So in 20 years a FS nickel that has had its steps kept intact because it is protected after being graded with then be a rarity. Am I wrong?
Thank you for the insight. I appreciate it. My thoughts on getting it graded now....let's say it turns out to be a 65. Now I have a graded 65. It is safe and will never get messed up. With only 2 million printed, all in circulation, I'm sure half are bound to get lost in every day use. The other million may be found, but possibly in rougher condition. So it might be safe to say in 10 years or so a 65 would be better than 75% of all the ones printed. That's in the top 25% of a what could and should be a rare coin, strictly based on numbers alone. I'm not planning on selling it tomorrow. I'll hold onto it. And see where it goes.
Do you think it would be worth getting it graded? I found this as pocket change. Also, I am not a coin collector I just happened to look at it and thought it looked funny so I did some research and now I have it.