GTG 1950 Jefferson Nickel

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by jtlee321, Jan 19, 2018.

  1. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member Supporter

    I had a fun day at the local shop today. This was one of my pick ups. I loved the color and the detail on it. Let's see if you can guess the grade.

    1950-Jefferson-Nickel-Obverse.jpg 1950-Jefferson-Nickel-Reverse.jpg Steps-Detail.jpg
     
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  3. TONYBRONX

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  5. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    MS 64
    ...I like the look!
    @jtlee321 is it semi-pl? The fields suggest some prooflike surfaces.
     
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  6. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member Supporter

    No it's not semi PL. It is very lustrous though.

    I'm curious as to what @Lehigh96 thinks. He seems to be one of the nickel guys around here.
     
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  7. heavycam.monstervam

    heavycam.monstervam Full-fledged Vam-pire

    64 close to fs
     
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  8. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    MS 64 and I do believe it is an ddr. But not fs
     
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  9. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Pretty.

    It has already been established that I suck at grading MS Jeffies, but I'll go 65.
     
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  10. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 Senior Member

    I think I'll go 64, clearly not FS. Nice color!
     
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  11. IBetASilverDollar

    IBetASilverDollar Well-Known Member

    Nice eye appeal on this one like this a lot. I'm going to go 64 as well
     
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  12. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Nice coin Jt. I say that it is at least a 65.
    I think most of what is seen on the high points is left over from a weaker strike. it might be a 66
     
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  13. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member Supporter

    Not a lot of high opinions on this one... It's in an old ANACS MS-66 holder. I picked it and a 1957-D in the same grade for $3.00 each. I was hoping for a shot at FS on the 1950, but it looks like most of you don't think it would go that. I know this one comes weakly struck, but for this date and mint it seems to be pretty decent. The reverse has a lot of heavy die polishing which does make it look rougher than it actually is.

    1950-Jefferson-Nickel-ANACS-MS66-Slab-Front.jpg 1950-Jefferson-Nickel-ANACS-MS66-Slab-Back.jpg
     
  14. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    The redish orange colored logo on the reverse is the oldest slab, of the soap boxes. It is a little a smaller also.
     
  15. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member Supporter

    This one is actually the third iteration of the ANACS slab. The first and oldest was the ANA slab with blue writing on the front stating "Official ANA Grade". The second version came after ANACS was sold to AMOS Press. The font color was changed to green and now read ANACS. The serial number format remained the same, using two letter prefix and four number suffix. The reverse hologram was also changed from the gold lantern to the ANACS triangle. The third version added the bar code and started over with a number only serial number.

    Here's a gen 1 ANA
    1888-O-Morgan-Dollar-ANACS-MS-63-Slab-Front.jpg 1888-O-Morgan-Dollar-ANACS-MS-63-Slab-Back.jpg

    Here's a gen 2
    1924-Peace-Dollar-ANACS-MS64-Slab-Front.jpg 1924-Peace-Dollar-ANACS-MS64-Slab-Back.jpg

    And then Gen 3
    1957-D-Jefferson-Nickel-ANACS-MS66-Slab-Front.jpg 1957-D-Jefferson-Nickel-ANACS-MS66-Slab-Back.jpg

    After this they moved to the larger blue label slab. :)
     
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  16. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    That was three bucks VERY well spent, I say!
     
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  17. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    I don't mind this coin at MS65, but MS66 is really stretching it IMO.
     
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