1969S Jefferson nickel!!

Discussion in 'Coin Roll Hunting' started by Newcoinboy2018, May 17, 2018.

  1. Newcoinboy2018

    Newcoinboy2018 Active Member

    This is the cleanest nickel I have ever found in a coin roll. And it has high relief on it, too. Why do you think it is in this type of condition?

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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Lots of nicks and wear. Looks like a normal worn 69S nickel.
  4. Newcoinboy2018

    Newcoinboy2018 Active Member

    I see the cameo and numbering and lettering without a ton of wear at all. Hmmmm I mean, I see the nicks..maybe my photo isn’t doing it justice lol
    It looked extremely clean to me.
  5. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Big scratch on his neck, look along his cheek line, several in the hair, hair is worn, scratches under LIBERTY. That's just the ones that stick out to me on the obverse.
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  6. Newcoinboy2018

    Newcoinboy2018 Active Member

    Yeah, attention to all detail is so important. Thanks for pointing those out. I simply wasn’t looking.
  7. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    The 69S was struck with high relief. These are common out of a mint sets. As Furry stated it is in circulated condition AU. the difference maker would be if it had any steps. FS would be the best. Worth about face value.

    Just like to point out anything in this condition found in pocket change or coin roll is a good find.
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  8. bear32211

    bear32211 Still Learning

    Nice nickel but worn, no steps visible on reverse.
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  9. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    It's a nickel. But if you're happy, that's worth more than a nickel.
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  10. ken454

    ken454 Well-Known Member

    nice one to fill a hole in the nickel folder...
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  11. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    It is unusual to find an older coin in really nice condition in change. However, you need to remember that the US Mint sold lots and lots of mint sets. Any collector who wants to add an Unc to their collection, only needs to buy one of these sets from a shop, show or eBay. A lot of times dealers will have individual coins from sets they broke up with common stuff in the late 60s and 70s selling for a buck or so. Therefore, there's no real market for coins like your nickel

    Mint sets are also where the high grades come from. Many sets have been picked over but if you have patience, a little luck, and experience with high grade coins, you may find something.

    As others have said, The good thing about finding nice looking coins in change is that they are a great (and cheap) addition to a collection
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  12. Newcoinboy2018

    Newcoinboy2018 Active Member

    Now, I see and agree with all of the comments and will refrain from putting it into an airtight coin holder lol
  13. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    And perhaps it really was cleaned of debris. Sometimes hard to tell human cleaning of circulated coins from just circulation wear.
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  14. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Hairs gotta look like he just took a shower and combed it
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