1940 S Nickel

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by Singletonsam, Jan 28, 2022.

  1. Singletonsam

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  3. Jeffjay

    Jeffjay Well-Known Member

    A well worn nickel
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  4. paddyman98

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  5. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Collecting Since 1948 Supporter

    It looks like it has a "ghost" impression on the reverse that may have contributed to the uneven wear. IMO
  6. potty dollar 1878

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  7. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    You posted in the what’s it worth section and sadly, face value is about it. Just consider all the history that nickel holds. That is the true reward of coin collecting.
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  8. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    Not being argumentative, but it lists for a whopping ten cents in both G and VG @NGC…and being 82yo, looks like it fought some battles in WW2…nice nickel find. I would think tons of YNs could use this for their nickel albums.
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  9. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    1940 S Nickel. Yes, it is.
  10. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    Can you boys with the disparaging and wise-crack comments knock it off? You're not impressing anybody.

    @Singletonsam, those funny lines are from die wear, the compromised detail is from struck-in grease, and the remainder is just plumb circulation wear. It's an S, though, and a keeper. The next time, if there is a next time, you want to show us both sides, it's kind of customary around here.
  11. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    Technically, we only have OPs word. We haven’t seen the obverse yet.
  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It might look decent for a 82 year old coin but it’s worth a dime at best.
  13. Bill H.

    Bill H. Active Member

    I remember beginning my coin collecting journey with Jefferson Nickels and (living in the mid-west) having a hard time getting the S mint coins. This was in the early 70's. Of course, the '38 and '39 branch mint coins were tough as well, but it brings back fond memories whenever I receive an early Jeff in change. I still love the 50-D of course and never got one in change. I believe I put together a complete Whitman and Dansco from just pocket change from '38 through the early 2000's (excepting the 50-D)
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  14. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Reverse only 2 1/2 cents, include the obverse brings it to a whopping 5 cents. Thanks for sharing half. good luck.
  15. john65999

    john65999 Well-Known Member

    looks struck through imo about a dollar to 5 on ebay or usa coinbook
  16. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    You referring to me?the op did put it in the(what's it worth forum)it's a very common nickel that served its time well and now has a new home.
  17. john65999

    john65999 Well-Known Member

    i get em all the time, "your coins is fake" it is wear not struck through, you paid too much, if you paid more than face value, etc etc..trolls will be trolls
  18. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    You answered her. So, I'm going to go with "no" on that one. Or, if you need it clearer, "absolutely no."
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