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#4 1987-S Prcam 5c Jefferson Nickel - This May Be A Dud PR64?

 
 
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 Posted 11/22/2019  5:55 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Frankhodges to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
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 Posted 11/22/2019  6:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's a copper nickel coin, just like Australian coinage metals.
So as an Australian, perhaps I am still qualified to comment.

The Royal Australian Mint occasionally uses hardened dies to extend die life, either by nitriding them, or chrome plating them. Dunno if the U.S. Mint does that.
Some Australian coins have really shiny fields, that look to be proof, but they are still business strikes for circulation.
Only the coins from mint sets (and never circulated), show no signs of bag marks or circulation damage.
This U.S. Nickel shows the same characteristics.

From the view that it is a proof?
No, it is not.
There seems to be no signs of circulation wear, to be seen in these pictures.
It is from a mint set, not a proof set, but a good strike from fresh dies. That would explain the slight cameo effect.

Not a pristine coin, there is some scuffing above the dome of Monticello (3rd picture).
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 Posted 11/22/2019  7:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CherryPicker1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@sel_69l No, this is a proof coin. There are no business strike 1987 S nickels, and you can see that the coin is still in the proof set.
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 Posted 11/22/2019  7:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bobby131313 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, that is proof set packaging.

https://www.coincommunity.com/us_pr...ets/1987.asp
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 Posted 11/22/2019  7:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Frankhodges to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
it's from a PROOF SET but looks like it's only CAMEO and not DCAM like the other coins.
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 Posted 11/22/2019  8:26 pm  Show Profile   Check silverwolf's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add silverwolf to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
not all proof strikes are d CAM's..
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 Posted 11/23/2019  09:51 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'd say PR-65, no CAM.
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 Posted 11/24/2019  01:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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