Guess the grade--1943-P Jefferson Nickel NGC

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Lehigh96, Jan 4, 2009.


Guess the Grade

Poll closed Jan 6, 2009.
  1. MS66

  2. MS66*

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  3. MS66 FS

  4. MS67

  5. MS67*

  6. MS67 FS

    0 vote(s)
  7. MS68

    0 vote(s)
  8. MS68*

    0 vote(s)
  9. MS68 FS

  10. Other--Please explain in comments!

  1. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    Guess the grade of this Jefferson War Nickel graded by NGC. Please don't cheat! Comments about the coin always welcome, and no I don't own it. Photos courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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  3. rlm's cents

    rlm's cents Numismatist

    MS-66 being totally ignorant.
  4. Magman

    Magman U.S. Money Collector

    I guessed MS66-FS
  5. mikenoodle

    mikenoodle The Village Idiot

    What is that streak across his hair? Is that a planchet flaw?
  6. jazzcoins

    jazzcoins New Member

    I would say MS66FS

    Jazzcoins Joe
  7. 6StepStucky

    6StepStucky Member

    I have a couple of questions first. On the reverse there is what looks like a mark under the 4th pillar. Is this a break in the steps or is it simply something I'm adding to the image? Plus between the 1st and 2ond pillar there is another separation in the steps it looks like the second step. And according to the reg # can you tell me what year was this coin graded or there abouts?
  8. 6StepStucky

    6StepStucky Member

    I wouldn't worry about the streak. It has nothing to do with the grade.
  9. coleguy

    coleguy Coin Collector

    I want to say MS 63, but it's not an option.
  10. Phoenix21

    Phoenix21 *The King Of Jokes*

    My grade would be lower 65ish, maybe FS (not sure :D) but I'll say they said MS-66 FS.

    Phoenix :cool:
  11. bqcoins

    bqcoins Olympic Figure Skating Scoring System Expert

    I can't vote on this because the scale doesn't go low enough, with the nicks on the cheek I would have to give it a 65, FS or not I cant tell from the picture, but nice coloring overall. It is just that those marks are in a prime focal area.
  12. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    The purpose of the vote is to guess what the TPG grade is - not yours. But you can always express your opinion as well.
  13. 6StepStucky

    6StepStucky Member

    I wouldn't mind this one for my collection. I'll give it a 7 with full steps. I like the date you picked. How many people know NGC graded this year coin as high as MS68?
  14. NetJohn

    NetJohn Mintage Nut & $1 Stars

    66 FS. Would be higher, except for the spots on the reverse.

  15. Nickeldude

    Nickeldude Senior Member

    I said MS-66 FS
  16. Danr

    Danr Numismatist

    a really pq ms66 fs
  17. coinblogger

    coinblogger Senior Member

    Let me just state that I stink at grading. But to me, it seems like the second and third columns are worn.

    How do you guys know from looking at this coin that it is uncirculated?

    I would love any help you guys can provide.
  18. borgovan

    borgovan Supporter**

    Well, let me start by saying it probably got some ridiculous grade, and therefore my grading will seem silly.

    That being said, I don't think it was any of the above. While the fields are pretty clean, there is a nasty hit on Jefferson's jaw, not to mention the chatter on his forehead.

    On the reverse, there are nasty black copper spots. I've turned down dozens of extremely nicely toned coins just because I've found these "flyspecks." There's nothing you can do about them, and they only get worse with time.

    I grade it an MS-64-ick.

    Let the ridicule begin!
  19. borgovan

    borgovan Supporter**

    By the way, I am so glad to hear the coin is not yours, Lehigh. I would not have made the above comments if you had not made that disclosure.
  20. tonylynch

    tonylynch RMO Collector

    I can't see them giving it higher than a MS-66.
  21. skrilla

    skrilla That Guy

    middle steps look weak at least in the photo.
    Reverse to front?

    Is that struck thru in hair?

    The jaw would grade 66+ comparing to my coins but mine has more there and another nick on the front.
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