1939 P Jefferson Nickel - "TimeOut" New Variety?

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  1. stldanceartist

    stldanceartist Minister of Silly Walks Supporter

    I've had this nickel for years. I remember finding it and asking either Mr. Wiles or Mr. Wexler if I should send it to them for attribution. I remember them referring me to Mr. Ribar (who handles all the Jefferson Nickel variety attribution) and not hearing back, so I just kind of 2x2'ed it and put it in a storage box.

    Well, I've finally dug it out again, and I'd like to ask what you think it might be. Im seeing a distinct and raised circle poking out from the right side of the T of MONTICELLO.

    Here is the entire coin:

    1939 Jefferson Nickel TO.jpg

    And here is a closeup of the T/O:

    1939 Jefferson Nickel TO - T.jpg
     
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  3. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman 2016 Secretary, Red Rose CC

    Not a recognized variety to my knowledge. Just a ding on the die next to the T.
     
  4. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Coincentrator Mind Supporter

    You could have a Discovery coin there.. call it the T Cup Handle variety ;)
     
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  5. SuperDave

    SuperDave Free the Cartwheels!

    It's either a die gouge or a strikethrough of something hard enough to dent the die. Does that meet the definition of "variety?"
     
  6. Paul M.

    Paul M. Well-Known Member

    I would say it does, technically, since a lot of varieties are identified by die cracks and such.
     
  7. SuperDave

    SuperDave Free the Cartwheels!

    True; die cracks can nail down a specific die pair (which is a prerequisite for my definition of "variety"). If it's a strikethrough - the more likely answer, with just these images - I'm less inclined to offer the appellation.
     
  8. Hommer

    Hommer Curator of Semi Precious Coinage

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