1939 S nickel with the reverse of a 1940??

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  1. Daulton

    Daulton Active Member

    image.jpg image.jpg IMG_6270.jpeg IMG_6271.jpeg IMG_6272.jpeg IMG_6273.jpeg IMG_6274.jpeg So I’m trying to learn identifying markers to tell reverse dates apart and was wondering if this 1939 S nickel looks to you guys to have a reverse of a 40 like I suspect? Also what grade would you guys give this beauty??
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  3. Evan8

    Evan8 A Little Off Center

    Hard to tell from your pics, but I'm thinking it is a reverse of 38. Here is a comparison photo from PCGS. Note the defined vertical lines on either side of the steps.
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  4. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast Supporter

    Daulton - Your photos are too blurry. Best to isolate your coin and crop out the unnecessary. It will create better focus for the members.

    Look at the S in PLURIBUS. If there is a serif, you have the 1940 reverse. If not, you have the 1938 reverse. Keep in mind that the reverse quantities vary by mint mark. For instance, the 1939 P with the reverse of the 1938 is the more valuable find. For at least one of the other mints, the reverse (of the situation) is true (i.e., the 1939/40 reverse is more valuable). Good luck.
  5. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast Supporter

    For future photo perfection -

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  8. Dean 295

    Dean 295 D.O.M.

    Thank you Evan8 I needed that for my reference on the Jefferson Nickels.
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