1962 No Mint Nickel

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  1. Jinxe

    Jinxe New and curious

    Amongst roll hunting, I found this 1962 no mint nickel, in pretty decent condition. What do you guys think about it’s condition? A571D2E5-FAD8-4C8A-AC65-DD3FB6E96F69.jpeg 09860E1A-C486-457F-8D30-B5FCA39CF067.jpeg
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  3. Insider

    Insider Talent on loan from...

    Scratch damage reverse. :( Spend it. ;)
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  4. DJsMom

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  5. DJsMom

    DJsMom Penny Lame

    Nickels (except for the war year nickels) would only have a mint mark if it was minted in Denver or San Francisco. Those w/o a m/m were minted in Philadelphia. Hope that helps. Terri
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  6. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    Yes, minted in Philly! :D
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  7. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Nice change find, but not really worth keeping (although I have a jarfull of ones from the 50's)
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  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It's from Philadelphia. Not bad looking for a 1962 but it does have a reverse scratch and it shows signs of wear. It would make a nice hole filler.
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  9. Beefer518

    Beefer518 Well-Known Member

    Hi @Jinxe
    You don't know me, nor I you, but it seems by your posts that you are a new collector, which is great!
    I think Jefferson nickels are the best series for new collectors to start and learn with. Here's why;

    All years are still available in general circulation
    About all oddities/errors are present in the series that you'll find in other (expensive) series) like Morgans
    The 'key dates' ('50-D as an example) can be had for reasonable money
    They typically show less wear then other metals, so grading becomes more difficult, but a better (IMO) learning tool
    When you make a buying mistake, your education fee (the cost you overspent for a coin) should be manageable
    And on average, it would be pretty difficult to bankrupt yourself completing a set

    You would think Lincoln cents would be better, but there are crazy expensive dates in that series ('09-S VDB, '22 No D, '14-D, the list goes on). And any silver series has an intrinsic value that again can make it really expensive for a 'generic' circulated coin.

    So keep looking, learning, and asking, and we're here to help!
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  10. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    This is not completely true. 1965 1966 and 1967 nickels have no mint marks,
    and they were produced at all three mints.
    As for the 1962 in question, yes Philly. Value, 5 cents.
    If you like it, you can save it. There are a number of coins that I have saved for various reasons and there's no value above face.
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  11. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else

    Is there a way to identify which mint struck them in '65, '66 and '67?
  12. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Yes, but it involves voodoo... :)
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  13. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else

    I'll stick to my Morgans then
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  14. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    That requires Black VAMagic... o_O
  15. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else

    There's many a true word spoken in jest. Sometimes magic seems the only way to determine some of them.
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  16. Jinxe

    Jinxe New and curious

    Thank you so much for this info! I am quite new, and I have a ton of coins that I’m looking through, specifically wheat pennies (1940-1958 all mint marks) that my grandfather recently gave me. I’ve found nickels between the years 1939-1968, it’s really cool to see all of these! I did buy a gram scale and microscope to help me search more thoroughly, but I appreciate everyone’s input here, as most of you are much more experienced and knowledgeable than I :)
  17. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    So correct. I didn't think I needed to explain all of that. Obviously, I was mistaken. Thanks.
  18. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    Jeffersons are a great series!
  19. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    No, unless they are in Special Mint Sets. Those were made in San Francisco. But for the business strikes, sorry no way to tell.

    The only business strike coins from 1965, 66 or 67 that can be identified as to their mint of origin are the 1967 half dollars.

    Because they were ALL struck in Denver.
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2020
  20. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else

    Thanks for that info.
  21. DJsMom

    DJsMom Penny Lame

    Thank you, Michael. It's always a pleasure to learn and on this site, It's not always the case that there will be a helpful answer, but a rude remark. I really don't get that.
    Many thanks for being the exception. Terri
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