1939 P Jefferson Nickel just a ???

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by Brandi Wilson, Feb 21, 2020.

  1. Brandi Wilson

    Brandi Wilson ... a kid at heart

    I noticed a 1939 P Jefferson Nickel for sale on eBay for $420. I have a 1939 Jefferson Nickel that I bought from a guy that looks wayyyy better than that one and it's supposed to be a reverse of 38 or something but that's just what I was told. I don't know how to check because I don't know what that means exactly but anyways back to my point... Is my nickel worth a lot or has someone exaggerated the price on the ebay one? I payed $16 bucks for mine I probably got ripped off too huh? I guess I need to post a picture I'll do that now...
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  3. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    The 1939 P is very common.
    There are some varieties, the best is the reverse doubled die
    where the letters of MONTICELLO are clearly doubled.
    There is the reverse of 38 and the reverse of 40 which carries a premium,
    but to get ridiculous money like that the grade must be very high and difficult to attain in a small population.
    Perhaps post photos of both coins, both sides and you will get some informed opinions.
    Offhand $16 seems like a great deal of money for this coin, unless there is something special about it. Circulated examples aren't even worth a dime.
  4. Brandi Wilson

    Brandi Wilson ... a kid at heart

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  5. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    The condition is excellent. (Appears to be mint state.)
    The bottom 3, IDK what is going on without being told.
    The top one, if it is a common 1939-P mint state USA Coin Book
    has it valued at $13 in MS 65. However they are a little high in their
    prices, we don't know what the grade of your coin is (it could be better)
    but it's not worth paying the $ to have it graded. If it is higher than MS 65
    then you got a good deal.
    There is a thread here with photos which will explain: 1939 Reverse of 1938,
    1939 Reverse of 1940. So use the search box to find that thread. If your coin is one of those, then it looks to be very good.
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  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    A very nice looking coin but I thinks it way overpriced.

    Welcome to CT.
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  7. thomas mozzillo

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  8. Brandi Wilson

    Brandi Wilson ... a kid at heart

  9. Brandi Wilson

    Brandi Wilson ... a kid at heart

    Is that machine doubling or what is it? I've been told it's die wear. That's a close up with a coin microscope however I don't have a TF card in it that I need to take pictures so I'm taking pictures of the screen of the microscope with my phone. The struggle is real y'all.
  10. lincoln

    lincoln Large Member

    In case you're looking for a micro tf card it was replaced by the micro SD card.
  11. Brandi Wilson

    Brandi Wilson ... a kid at heart

    Nah takes a TF card. I ordered one just got to wait for it to come in the mail.

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  12. Pickin and Grinin

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  13. Brandi Wilson

    Brandi Wilson ... a kid at heart

    What do you mean by the flip isn't helping? I don't understand. Sorry if I'm being stupid here or something.
  14. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    "Flip" is a coin holder.

    Actually, I use the term "flip" to refer to clear plastic double-pocket safety flips, and not the cardboard holders like that, which I and most people refer to as "2x2's". But that's a digression. Some people call those cardboard holders "flips", too.

    In any event, when he said "the flip isn't helping", I suspect he meant the 2x2 holder was interfering with proper examination of the coin.
  15. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Anyone can put any price on ebay they want.. some are just ridiculous.
  16. Brandi Wilson

    Brandi Wilson ... a kid at heart

    Oh yeah it's getting in my way of taking pictures. It's causing a reflection from the lights. I think I'll take it out, photograph it, and put it in my own "flip".
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  17. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    It's pretty coin. What are your plans for this coin? It would be a great first coin to start a Jefferson album!......if you don't already have one.
  18. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    As for the DD on the reverse of the 1939, I believe the doubling is more prominent on the first few letters in Monticello. You can check photos here for those coins, just use the search box.
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  20. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Welcome to CT BTW.
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