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1938-S Jefferson Nickel

 
 
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 Posted 12/02/2019  12:50 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add th3ogr3 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Interested in grade opinions for this nickel. Thanks much in advance!

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 Posted 12/02/2019  3:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll say 63 on this one, possibly 64.
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 Posted 12/02/2019  6:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yeah I can see why you gave it a 63 but I going for 64.
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 Posted 12/03/2019  08:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm thinking a strong MS-62. Nice coin.
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 Posted 12/03/2019  08:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mcshilling to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
MS63
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 Posted 12/03/2019  11:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add th3ogr3 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks much to all of you. So if I average all of your responses it comes out to a 63.2. Still higher than what I thought this coin to be. It seems my eye may be a bit overly critical.
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 Posted 12/03/2019  1:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dave700x to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Appears to be rub on the high spots - AU58
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 Posted 12/04/2019  7:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Lots of very small marks so I'd agree with those at AU-58.
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 Posted 12/04/2019  9:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well we have a quagmire here : AU-58> MS-62> MS-63> MS-64.
Upon much scrutiny examining this coin again , I'm changing my call to AU-58+ .
th3ogr3 , your going to have to change your average grade !
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I really appreciate all of the feedback. I've spent some more time working to understand the parameters controlling an AU vs. BU Jefferson and I must say I think it's easier to make the determination with LMC's/LWC's!

Points of confusion:
1) Making the determination between poor strike and wear on high spots. I've looked at some uncirculated coins from mint sets that exhibit what appears to be wear (but probably isn't) and have done some comparisons. Also noticing some nickels from mint sets don't appear to have any mint luster at all or exhibit breaks in luster.

2) How dings/marks affect AU/BU designation. I didn't think coin dings/marks affected uncirculated status in that these can happen in bags. Confused a bit on this.

3) Identifying wear on toned coins.

Would love to hear thoughts. Just trying to get my arms around this whole nickel grading thing.
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