Can you grade this nickel?

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  1. coingenius

    coingenius New Member

    It is a 1960 nickel. IMG_20120313_162452.jpg

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  3. kookoox10

    kookoox10 ANA #3168546

    It's definitely an XF at the very least. All the steps on Monticello is worn off which would disclude it from a the Mint State categories.
  4. Kirkuleez

    Kirkuleez 80 proof Supporter

    Hard to see the amount of missing luster, but it looks to be in the AU-53 to AU-55 range.
  5. coingenius

    coingenius New Member

  6. coingenius

    coingenius New Member

    can you grade this war nickel IMG_20120313_190200.jpg IMG_20120313_190146.jpg
  7. Zingewill

    Zingewill New Member

    1960: AU, not an unusual thing to find, but good to hold on to.
    1943: VG to F, quite unusual to find; even rarer than the pre-war nickels.
  8. rodeoclown

    rodeoclown Dodging Bulls

    Not necessarily, plenty of nickels with no steps but are in uncirculated condition. I pull these from older uncirculated mint sets all the time. You can easily find TGP graded MS6X+ without any steps.

    As for the coin itself, looks like a lot of wear on obverse, particularly Jeffersons head and looks to be a slight wear on the reverse. XF to a low AU I'd say.
  9. rodeoclown

    rodeoclown Dodging Bulls

    The war nickel has been harshly cleaned, almost to the point it looks damaged. No grade in my opinion, worth melt value.
  10. dannic113

    dannic113 Member

    Agreed and even if not cleaned it would only be a VG the inside right pillar needs to be worn but visible to be an F those marks are scratches not the pillar, the first one is probably VF from the pics I just don't see enough definition to the hair lines coin in hand with defined hair lines then it's bumped to XF.
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