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Is This 1970 S Nickel A Proof?

 
 
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 Posted 10/15/2019  7:19 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Velzee to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi all! I'm still beginning on nickels, and I've never seen a proof nickel in person before. I would like your opinion on this guy here (sorry for the possibly poor lighting, I'm still trying to get it right):






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 Posted 10/15/2019  8:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nick10 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
no, the surface reflectivity is from something other than being a proof coin
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 Posted 10/15/2019  9:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Surely not a Proof.



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 Posted 10/16/2019  02:07 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It appears to have too much die wear for it to have been a proof. It looks like a beat up business strike that someone tried to polish. I suggest going to eBay and purchasing at least one modern proof nickel to know what it's supposed to look like. They're cheap:

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The earlier proofs back into the 50s will be more expensive and are less likely to have "cameo" like the late-60s to present proofs have.
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 Posted 10/16/2019  12:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I suggest going to eBay and purchasing at least one modern proof nickel to know what it's supposed to look like. They're cheap:

Make that two, one from the 60's and one from the 80's so you can see the difference between a brilliant proof and a cameo proof.
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