Found this 1939 nickel in a roll which reverse type is it?

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  1. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Florida girls have to love walking there sharks.

    I'm thinking reverse of 38 because of how weak the steps are?not %100 sure. 20210307_160128.jpg 20210307_160137.jpg 20210307_160145.jpg
     
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  3. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

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  4. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Florida girls have to love walking there sharks.

    I did look on PCGS and can't really tell the difference %100 thats why im asking for more opinions best pictures I can do.
     
  5. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    Some of these transitionals are like that. But you're just looking for the ones before the steps were tuck-pointed. I think the experts theorize they did that because too many people were falling going down the old steps.
     
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    potty dollar 1878 Florida girls have to love walking there sharks.

  7. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast

    Your specimen is the more common 1939 with the 40 Reverse. You can tell by the S in PLURIBUS. It is the notched S and not the smooth S found on the 38 Reverse.
     
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  8. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Florida girls have to love walking there sharks.

    thank you for the info and clarification.
     
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  9. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast

    The member to thank is @coloradobryan. He published the S diagnostic since for most circulated specimens, the steps are too worn to tell that way. There is also a notch in the T of UNITED, but that is often times too worn to. So the S is the best/fastest way to make the call.
     
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  10. Randy Abercrombie

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    I hope I look that good when I am eighty. Nice find!
     
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