1962 Jefferson, cleaned?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by coingeek12, Feb 27, 2024.

  1. coingeek12

    coingeek12 Well-Known Member

    Hey all, used to be pretty good at spotting cleaned coins. Found this one and cant tell if its been cleaned or just in good shape. Also cant tell the difference between proofs and non-proofs to save my life but I *highly* doubt this is one.


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  3. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    A proof will have full steps, even with light circulation.
    The way I read the photos is AU55 to AU58.
    Also once you upload the photo, click full size, they are so much easier to read in full size.
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  4. coingeek12

    coingeek12 Well-Known Member

    Thank you! Is there any good way to ID a proof? I know they're extremely rare to find in the wild, just cant understand how people ID them so easily it seems.

    And thanks, forgot that was an option haha
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  5. robec

    robec Junior Member

    Proofs normally have mirror fields with much better detail than the ones made for circulation. In the case of the Jefferson nickels no proof will have a D mint mark.[​IMG]
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2024
  6. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    My avatar is a proof. You really can't miss one.
  7. coingeek12

    coingeek12 Well-Known Member

    Thanks all! Appreciate the help.
  8. Sting 60

    Sting 60 Well-Known Member

    From your pictures, it doesn't look to be cleaned. Nice find; it's a keeper.
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  9. coingeek12

    coingeek12 Well-Known Member

    Thanks! Was honestly surprised to find it. Was in the same box I found a buffalo and a war nickel IMG_0124.JPG

    (@Pickin and Grinin I managed to remember the full image button this time :p )
  10. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    I always look for the rims to ID a proof. The rims of a proof coins are very, very square. I too don't think that nickel is cleaned. I do believe it was part of somebody's collection until being recently released back into the wild.
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