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 Posted 08/11/2017  1:02 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add madams2424 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
As I am new to all this I found this 1959 Jefferson nickel that looks like to me is a proof. It has got that mirror look with a wire edge feel to it. No mint mark on it though. Its in great condition and I don't no if this matters but it looks like its got 5 or 6 steps on it as well. Was wondering if anyone had more detailes about this and if its worth anything. Whats funny is I found this in the cash register at work.

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 Posted 08/11/2017  1:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Chase007 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to the Forum,yours does look like a proof Nickel,but are you able to post a little larger pic that would help.
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 Posted 08/11/2017  1:17 pm  Show Profile   Check Crazyb0's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Crazyb0 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Another trick to IDing proofs is if the rim is even all around. It does appear to be a proof, but by pix can't tell enough to grade it, if has micro scratches, discoloration, dings and other circulation problems
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 Posted 08/11/2017  1:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It does appear to be a proof, but since it has circulated and that circulation is evident this would be termed a impaired proof. It is certainly worth keeping, although the value is small.
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 Posted 08/11/2017  1:24 pm  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It sure looks like a proof to me. In 1959, they were minted in Philly so they don't have a mintmark. Clearer pics would be needed to determine condition and value but it's probably not worth any more than $1.

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 Posted 08/11/2017  1:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes I believe it's a proof . Being that you found it in a cash register draw it would be called an impaired proof . Little value .
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 Posted 08/11/2017  2:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It looks like a proof to me as well. Nice find.

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 Posted 08/11/2017  6:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
- it looks proof in your pics. Nice find!

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