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Classification Of Full Step Jefferson Nickels

 
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 Posted 07/07/2020  10:23 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Grandpasam to your friends list Get a Link to this Message


Hello fellow members. At 71 I just started collecting Jefferson nickels and just joined the forum. My reading has left me confused. I see pictures of 6 step nickels online but only count 5 steps. I was told that the actual 6th step is the platform that the columns rest upon. He called it a stylobate. The same for 5FS Jeffersons. Only 4 steps show.
Please provide some insight
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 Posted 07/07/2020  10:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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My understanding of the full steps was posted here.
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 Posted 07/07/2020  1:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add captaincoffee to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a picture of a clear 5 step FS from the PGCS website. Hope that helps you compare to what you've got in hand. Or go to @TNG's link where he has pics and explains it better than I can.

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Hello Sam we're about the same age but I started 57 years ago collecting coins . Just a little tip which you probably already know , make sure you have a good magnifying glass or better yet a good loupe to look for Full Step Jefferson's . At our age our eye sites aren't what they used to be .
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I figured out what they are doing on these, but have no interest in them. When you look at the PCGS images of the slabbed examples, I couldn't see what they were grading on. So spent some times and figured out they are looking at the risers and not the steps:



So after I figured it out, it was no big deal to me. I guess I've been a cent variety collector too long to change.
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Also remember that the grading companies can be inconsistent. The wisdom of this forum says to buy the coin and not the slab - so post and ask when you have a question.

Also - and not meaning to hijack the thread. But since you said you are new to nickels, and if you are interested in varieties, you will run into the 1938 and 1939 REV varieties. Unfortunately the "experts" at the grading companies seem not to be aware of the easiest way to tell these apart - but the following chart makes it easy. So tuck it away for future use (if needed)




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