1968 S Jefferson Nickel with steps

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  1. TheDescendent

    TheDescendent New Member

    Apologies in advance for the quality of the pics. This 1968 S Jefferson Nickel was in my change a few days ago. I just got around looking at what I had and discovered it. To my surprise it even has steps. Any thoughts on what I've got are appreciated.

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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Hello and welcome back! I unfortunately don't see any full steps here. Next time click "Full Image" above the 3 files. That will show all Pics in full size. Thanks ! :)
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  4. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    But a 68 S with 2 steps ain't bad...
  5. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    That was a tough year for full steps. The mint mark showed problems also for this year. The cents were not any better. These were circulation coins, so quality was not at the forefront, just quantity. The coin shortage from the previous 3 years, 1965-67, meant they had a lot of catching up to do, so the Mint just pounded out coins like crazy. Dies were used to the bitter end.
  6. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Nice find especially with the few steps,since it seems like your new some info about full steps. https://jeffersonnickel.org/full-steps-jefferson-nickels/
  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Not even close to full steps.
  8. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    "With steps" Yep, it has two, but when we refer to a Jefferson nickel "with steps," we are talking about the designation given by the TPGers. Check their respective sites for their definitions.
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  9. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    What you've got are two steps coming out of the building but then you've got to jump.
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  10. TheDescendent

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  11. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    The coin has coin roller damage, plenty of circulation.
    It looks like a spender to me.
  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    @TheDescendent This is what a full steps coin looks like and proofs do not qualify for FS. I’m providing 2 coins with a full set of photos and both are graded. I’m also providing the steps of a raw one.

    I hope this visual helps you understand the steps.
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  13. TheDescendent

    TheDescendent New Member

    Thanks for the input guys!
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  14. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Stick around, not sure if you have been reading, Welcome to CT.
  15. Morgandude11

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

    The op coin is not even close to full steps. Maybe 2 intact. It is a well-circulated common date Jefferson Nickel. Full step Jeffersons are usually high grade, well struck uncirculated coins.
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