GTG: 1938 Proof Jefferson Nickel

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by jtlee321, Jan 13, 2021.

  1. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member

    I just picked this up today from the local shop. I don't normally buy Jefferson Nickels, but this one just spoke to me. I thought it would be nice to add a first year proof to the collection, and all the other 1938 Nickels I have, have a bison on the reverse. I also noticed it was an unattributed FS-401 Re-engraved obverse. The light pastel toning was the deal sealer for me. Let me know what you think. :)

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  3. potty dollar 1878

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  4. kSigSteve

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  5. furham

    furham Good Ole Boy

    PF67
     
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  6. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    There is very little spotting which is what often holds down the grade on proof Jefferson Nickels, but a PR67 is still a $300 coin, and I'm gonna say that your impulse buy was in part due to the affordability of the coin. For that reason, I say

    PR66
     
  7. SensibleSal66

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  8. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    67? Purty, regardless.

    PS- your new avatar's a screamer, too.
     
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  11. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member

    Last call for guesses. I will reveal this evening.
     
  12. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    66

    very attractive
     
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  13. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Pretty coin and it smiled for the camera.
     
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  14. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

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  16. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

  17. ddddd

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  18. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    PR-67, she's a beauty
     
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  20. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member

    I know Proof coins are very difficult to grade via photos. But most of you got the correct grade. This particular coin does make a decent jump in price going from 66 to 67. I personally would grade it at a 67. Also it's an unattributed FS-401 re-engraved obverse. So it has a lot of potential.

    This is in an ANANCS PF-66 small white holder. Had it been in an ANA holder, there would be no chance of me trying for an upgrade and attribution. But, it being in the later all numeric serial number with 6 digits, I think I may try for the upgrade.

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  21. Santinidollar

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    Nice pickup.
     
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