1939 Doubled MONTICELLO Jefferson Nickel

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Lehigh96, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    The 1939 Doubled Die Reverse Variety 1 is often referred to simply as the Doubled MONTICELLO Jefferson Nickel. There is dramatic doubling on both the word MONTICELLO and FIVE CENTS which can be seen with the naked eye and this variety is undoubtedly the most popular of the entire series. In my opinion, no serious Jefferson Nickel collection can be complete without the addition of this coin. While scarce in mint state, a small number of uncirculated rolls were discovered in the late 1980's. I present the Doubled MONTICELLO Jefferson Nickel of the Atlantic City Set of Jefferson Nickels:

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    The coin is essentially untoned and has shimmering luster over bright silvery surfaces. Some minor abrasions are scattered across Jefferson's portrait and a significant mark is found on the incomplete steps of Monticello which rate 5-3-3-4 by the quarter step method.

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    Formerly FS-022, the new Fivaz-Stanton designation is FS-801. The doubling is bold and clear whereas variety 2 is less pronounced. Both varieties only exist on the Reverse of 1940 dies. Please note that the overall strike of the coin is excellent as well. The windows and doors are all complete and there is only the slighest blending of the columns and roof. A gem example without full steps has a current population of 63/45 and the PCGS Price Guide is $1,100.

    Comments about the coin and photographs are welcome!
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  3. ldhair

    ldhair Coin Collector Supporter

    Very nice. I have been trying to cherrypick one for years and years with no luck.
    It looks like I'll just have to buy one to top off my sets. I'll bet it's not easy to find a nice one, even in a slab. Thanks for showing it with such great images.
  4. se-collectibles

    se-collectibles Collector Extraordinaire

    Very nice!

    One of these days I'll find one in circulation. Hopefully.
  5. Shoewrecky

    Shoewrecky Coin Hoarder

    that's one specatular looking coin, I would love to find a double Monticello like that one. nice pic!

    -shrek
  6. grizz

    grizz numismatist

    ....very nice! i just don't care for the 'prong' type holder. ;)
  7. borgovan

    borgovan Supporter**

    Most excellent. Congratulations.

    My only example is an NGC AU-58.

    I've been trying to cherry one forever. Maybe someday...
  8. mpcusa

    mpcusa Online Dealer of Mpc

    I like it!! Super coin!!
  9. mark_h

    mark_h Numismatist

    Nice coin! But did you do something wrong on the pictures? Where is all the toning your coins usually have? :)

    Very nice coin!!
  10. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    I can't believe I am about to admit this publicly, but here goes. I actually prefer my varieties untoned; the toning often obscures or draws attention away from the variety. Also, I am not sure if this variety even exists in this condition with rainbow toning. With such small populations, beggars can't be choosers.:D
  11. Just Carl

    Just Carl Numismatist

    Nice coin but one nice thing is none of my Albums have a slot for that coin. In reality there are many, many double die coins, RPM's, offsets and many other types of error coins. For me I place almost all my coins in Albums so if no slot for such a coin, I just don't bother even looking for one.
    That one is surpricingly noticable as a Double Die. Really something for those that collect them.
  12. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast


    I am pretty sure it is OK to put the 1939 DDO in the 1939 hole in the album.
  13. coleguy

    coleguy Coin Collector

    Very nice coin, Paul. Been looking for one of those myself for quite some time.
    Guy~
  14. stevereecy

    stevereecy Junior Member

    Dammit Man, I don't have one yet! That can only mean one thing! :)

    I seem to be amassing the 43/42 errors and I found what could be my second double eye in a very late die state. Maybe I can trade someone so I'll have a serious collection.

    Nice coin, BTW.

    Steve
  15. texmech

    texmech Wanna be coin collector

    Man, I was one one coin away from completing my Jeffs and now you say I have to have this one? Borgovan will be glad to hear that. OK, bernard, what is the price for one?:crying:
  16. Catbert

    Catbert Evil Cat

    That's a great looking coin, Lehigh. Pics are spectacular too. Very nice.
  17. rlm's cents

    rlm's cents Numismatist

    That does it. I am not going to read any more of your posts, you turncoat.
  18. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    LOL, now all we have to do is get Carl to post a photo of a slabbed coin and admit that he didn't crack it out.
  19. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    I have cherried 5 of them but all circs.

    So, they are still out there.
  20. Celartu

    Celartu Accoutant, retired

    -Congratulations, excellent find.

  21. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot there is no spoon

    Quoted before Lehigh decides to edit out this travesty of a post. :D

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