1950-D Nickel Pocketchange Find

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by brokrken, Jun 29, 2020 at 10:40 AM.

  1. brokrken

    brokrken Member

    I know it’s not the best of shape. But, this was still an exciting find for me this morning in my wife’s pocket change. Mintage of only 2.6M.


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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Nice! the 50d is one of two I am missing from my circulation searches. The other being 39d.
     
  4. Endeavor

    Endeavor Well-Known Member

    Excellent find!
     
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  5. CoinDoctorYT

    CoinDoctorYT Active Member

    Just imagine if it was bu
     
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  6. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    Even though they aren't nearly as valuable as they once were, finding a 50D is unusual. Old guys who started collecting in the 60s will would go nuts if the found it
     
  7. brokrken

    brokrken Member

    Yes, while the ~$4-$6 it may be worth isn't much in absolute terms, I like to focus on the fact that it's worth ~80X-120X face. :happy:
     
  8. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD [Insert Clever Title]

    It's always nice to find a key date in change.
     
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    Lawtoad Well-Known Member

  10. nuMRmatist

    nuMRmatist Well-Known Member

    I haven't heard often (ever, I think) of keys in change ; NICE !!!
     
  11. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    Yes. I started in 1948. They were very scarce even in the early 50's.
     
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  12. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 As long as it's Silver, I'm listening

    Nice circulated coin. Great find to get a 50d in change!
     
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  13. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    That's a great find for pocket change. Time to train the wife. Lol
     
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  14. CoinDoctorYT

    CoinDoctorYT Active Member

    Smart idea.
     
  15. brokrken

    brokrken Member

    Haha, handing over her pocket change from the day is the only thing I've succeeded at training her to do. Baby steps, I guess.
     
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  16. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Same here as I'm always looking at my wife's change. Bills too. Lol
     
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  17. ernie11

    ernie11 Member

    When I was a kid, I could never find this one in change so I bought an uncirculated example from a coin dealer to complete my collection. 22 years later, I was at work getting a sandwich out of the vending machine for lunch, and in the return change I got a 50-D in AU condition.
     
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  18. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Then it would be a lot more common. In circulated condition these are a kind of grade rarity. Of all the 1950 D nickels made probably 95%+ are still in MS condition. A circulated 50-D is a rarity.

    The 50-D is the only Jefferson nickel I never pulled out of change. (at least through 2002. In the later years I've never seen a 2003, 03 D, 09, 09 D, 2019, 2019 D, 2020 or 2020 D.)
     
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  19. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    A couple of dealers cornered the market on them in Mint State. One of them bragged that he built a house from the profits he made. The coin is probably scarcer in the circulated grades than in Unc.

    in the mid 1960s, the 1950-D nickel had a retail price of $35. That was when $35 was the better part of a week’s wages and was “real money.”
     
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  20. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    nice!

    I've been searching since the early 1960's and never found one
     
  21. brokrken

    brokrken Member

    Just checked the pile again and there is a 2003 P in there if you want it.
     
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