MS 66 5FS Nickel

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by MeowtheKitty, Sep 14, 2021.

  1. MeowtheKitty

    MeowtheKitty Well-Known Member

    Hello all. Meow had a sudden urge to buy a graded nickel. So Meow bought this one for $50. Was it a good buy? It has a shimmering gold tone with a small touch of lavender.
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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Wow, Nice coin. Doesn't get much better ! ;)
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  4. MeowtheKitty

    MeowtheKitty Well-Known Member

    Meow is thinking it would be better if it was blast white. But a lot of nickels seem to turn golden after a while.
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  5. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Yes @MeowtheKitty . I have one's that are golden but I like yours better ! :cat:
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  6. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    I like the nickel, but because I'm a cheapskate, I don't like the price.
    I think $10.00 would be more reasonable.
    But remember, I am not a coin grader or appraiser.
  7. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    That's not a realistic price at all for a 66 FS. $50 was perfectly fair for that if not a slightly good deal for him as a number of them have gone for more
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  8. CoinJockey73

    CoinJockey73 Well-Known Member

    Very nice. A quintessential nickel, if you're a collector. I had one, and now can't find. So I'm not a collector, lol.
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  10. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    Meow asked for opinions and I gave mine, and now, so have you.
    Please refer back to my statement that I am neither a grader nor an appraiser.
    Also, I am not a nickel collector.
    As we all, including Meow, know, we should buy what pleases ourselves, and if we're happy with the price paid, then that's fine, but it appears that, with his question, Meow is looking for reassurance that he got a good deal and/or paid a fair price.

    Bball, I think you gave him that reassurance.

    BTW, I think you took my reply out of context. It was simply a singular opinion.
    If I were buying the coin, I would rather give closer to $10.00 for it.

    You gave 3 opinions in one answer :
    "$50 was perfectly fair for that" , "a slightly good deal for him" , "a number of them have gone for more".

    We all have opinions and I'm sure Meow appreciates and understands all of them.
  11. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    The thing is though, market rates aren't really an opinion for something like that. Whats the best designs, favorite series, what do you like best etc absolutely opinions all day long. Thing is though there's fairly standard ranges or at least floors that very quick research will show.

    If you would like a very quick reference tool for pricing the link below captures prices from many auction sites and can be sorted in a variety of ways.

    Of course we would all love to be able to buy everything for a fraction of its consistent prices

    Those aren't opinions those are market facts for $50 was fair and a number of them have gone for more. You could argue slightly good deal was an opinion but at worst it was one supported by past sales

    And its really not helpful to answering the question just throwing out numbers. Those questions are answered with market rates
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  12. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the link.
  13. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Looks like an old No line fatty. Not bad for 50$
  14. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    I think that was a fine purchase for a cool fifty bucks. I'm not as educated on the Jefferson's but isn't the 50-D the king of the hill in that series? Not long ago I bought four MS65 full steps war nickels at $35.00 each and was happy with the cost. I would have paid fifty bucks for MS66 1950-D in a skinny minute.
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  15. Mac McDonald

    Mac McDonald Well-Known Member

    Think it's a good deal, all things considered of key-date, condition and major slab/grade, et al...enough to consider a re-holder for it, in my op, esp if you still submit others to NGC. Getting it in a nice new, scratch-free slab will really enhance its overall appearance.
  16. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    Good price (I think).
    Greysheet says $70 for an MS66/FS.
    Don't know if that includes the NGC 5FS or not.
    Does it have to be 6FS?
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  17. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    NGC and PCGS do not recognize steps the same. When talking about FS a NGC graded coin will always be graded tougher.
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  18. chascat

    chascat Well-Known Member

    A fair price, but a scratched holder...Needs a good buffing out or maybe all cats holders are scratched?
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  19. wxcoin

    wxcoin Getting no respect for 65 years Supporter

    Woof woof!!
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  20. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

    Interesting discussion. I just had this PF-68 Jefferson come in yesterday.

    I have the same question on valuation. I paid $25 shipped. Bought it because:

    • I have become enamored of late with the Schlag design Jefferson's by Ron Landis.
    • This is my birth year.
    I am a lousy photographer but I can tell you this. The steps are full, but the details in Montecello and on the obverse look like the dies were overpolished. It there such a thing as a "late die state" proof?


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  21. MeowtheKitty

    MeowtheKitty Well-Known Member

    Meow did notice it was a bit scratched so retracted the claws and gave it a bit of a polish. It got a little better, but Meow's paws got sore so gave it a rest.
    Do folks value those more than modern ones?
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