1938 Jeff nick no mint mark

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Willysilver, Oct 4, 2023.

  1. Willysilver

    Willysilver HEADS UP

    Found this 1938 Jefferson nickel it's in really good shape it has the steps on the back and could this be a proof coin how can I

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  3. potty dollar 1878

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  4. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    1938 had what are called wavy steps. They look merged in areas and are not strait.
    Better photos out of the flip would help.
    The coin definitely needs to be in MS to be worth the grading fees.
    Nice find for a circ coin.
  5. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Nice coin. I'm thinking MS-65 or higher. Can't really see the luster from the images.
  6. RonSanderson

    RonSanderson Well-Known Member

    For comparison purposes, here’s a 1938 proof
    05c 1938 PF full 01.gif

    and a 1938 business strike.
    05c 1938 #02 full 01.gif
  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It’s a normal business issue minted in Philadelphia. That’s why there’s no mint mark on the coin.
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  8. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Hey Willie. Try to photo your coins before you put them in a flip.
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  9. Willysilver

    Willysilver HEADS UP

    Yes I will from now on
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    Willysilver HEADS UP

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  11. Willysilver

    Willysilver HEADS UP

    Thank you very much sir
  12. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    On nearly every issue of Jefferson. The area to look at the closest for step detail is under the 3rd pillar. Dings or heavy contact that bridge 2 steps is usually a guarantee that you won't get the FS designation. There are exceptions. If the coin isn't FS, it is not worth the grading fees.
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