How many Full Steps do you see?

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Lehigh96, Apr 14, 2021.


How many of these Jefferson Nickels have PCGS FS (Full Steps)?

  1. 0

  2. 1

  3. 2

  4. 3

  5. 4

  6. 5

  7. 6

  8. 7

  9. 8

  10. 9

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  1. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    I am going to show step photos of 9 Jefferson Nickels, and I want you to tell me how many of them have FS (Full Steps) using the PCGS grading standard. Once you have your tally, please vote in the attached poll and share in the comments which coins you think should get FS (Full Steps). Remember that PCGS only requires 5 steps and they allow shallow marks across the steps if they aren't too deep and the steps are otherwise strong.



















    Please remember to vote in the attached poll
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  3. Inspector43

    Inspector43 73 Year Collector Supporter

    What are the dates?
  4. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    I don't want to reveal the dates, it might influence the decision. The first two are 1938.
  5. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    I get so confused when I see slabs with FS and I can't even count them. I voted 2.
  6. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    To me, none of these are full steps but then, I'm very picky about FS.
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  8. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis 2 years on CT! Supporter

    I put 5 in the poll but I will also say 4 here so I double my chances
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  9. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I voted 2 but I was iffy on the 2nd one. Terrible at this game.
  10. Inspector43

    Inspector43 73 Year Collector Supporter

    I vote 0. Plus, I think full steps should imply that other details are sharp. I don't see the sharpness of all surrounding detail. I wouldn't want them just for full steps.
  11. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    I was going to go with 0 but if that then this thread wouldn't exist then?
  12. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    Which ones?
  13. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    Everyone of these coins is GEM BU, I don't see weakness in the surrounding areas.
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  14. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    #4 and #5 the rest have too many dings and chatter for me
  15. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    3 though I was iffy on one of them. Always glad to have the pros grade this feature.
  16. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    I voted 1, but I change to 0. I thought #8 was I see no coin with 5 unoccluded steps.
  17. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    4 and 8 I think.
  18. William F

    William F Well-Known Member

    No FS on 1,2,3,4,&9. 5,6,7,8 are borderline but I'm going to go ahead and say they are FS. I know PCGS is EXTREMELY picky about this designation though...
  19. GoldFinger1969

    GoldFinger1969 Well-Known Member

    1....and that assumes that your ending qualifier must be met....alot of the steps I can see PARTIALLY but they have large sections (33%-60%) or more blotted out.
  20. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    1) no (several breaks)
    2) no (several steps "blended" together)
    3) yes (mark through steps not disqualifying)
    4) yes (close enough)
    5) no (close as well...leaned towards too many minor breaks)
    6) yes (close enough)
    7) no (close as well...leaned towards too many minor breaks)
    8) no (one bigger break...more so than #6)
    9) yes (close enough)

    Edit: looking at #3 again, there is an area where it looks like two steps are blended, so I would actually lean towards no....will stick with my 4 "yes" votes though
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  21. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    Numbers 4, 6, 8 & 9.
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