1978 d Nickel grade??

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Arizwak, Sep 29, 2020.

  1. Arizwak

    Arizwak Member

    Any guesses on what this would be graded? Appreciate the help!

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  3. PassthePuck

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  4. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    If it never circulated, I guess it would be MS-63 or so. While it's not
    full steps, it's showing some steps detail for a business strike.
    I can't really see the luster from these photos and often, a coin will look
    nicer in hand. If this was pulled from circulation, then AU-58.
    The problem with these coins, even in very nice condition like this one, all you can
    basically do is put it in a 2x2 and save it. There's just no value despite what the coin guide might say. Yes if it was an MS-67 68 then there is value. But that's rare.
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  5. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Bag marks on cheek, jaw, and collar would be a minor factor. My opinion 62
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  6. Neal

    Neal Well-Known Member

    I'd guess 62 or 63. I like the little die breaks in STATES, and would put it in a 2x2 and keep it, as Michael K suggested. But the value is not much above face, if any.
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  7. CBRingoandGinger

    CBRingoandGinger New Member

    Having had hands on it I would give it AU 58 at best.
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  8. Arizwak

    Arizwak Member

    Thanks a lot, I really do appreciate the info. Y’all are Awesome!
  9. Arizwak

    Arizwak Member

    What do you guys think about this 70 D?

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  10. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It's a 64 at it's best, no FS.
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  11. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    If it wasn't for the damage on the reverse, I would be at 65, if this
    coin has not been cleaned or enhanced in any way. It seems very shiny
    and I can't tell if it is natural luster or something else.
    The gouges at Five Cents are bad. As well as a couple other on the reverse.
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  12. Arizwak

    Arizwak Member

    Thanks guys!
  13. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    78-D/AU58, wear on a circ. coin. 70-D/AU58+, the obverse is really clean but the reverse does not support min. for MS60...I count at least 14 noticeable contact marks or scrapes on the reverse...Spark
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