Posting Jefferson nickels in order by date

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by RonSanderson, Aug 31, 2018.

  1. RonSanderson

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    I went off to buy a proof half at the LCS, but it was sold. Instead, I found a Dansco with an essentially complete set of Jefferson nickels. The dealer just put it in the display case yesterday.

    I only had half a dozen Jeffs of my own, so I took the plunge for about $2 a coin. I prefer taking pictures to filling holes anyway. This gives me about 160 new coins to photograph.

    I've now got them all up through 2000 except for some newer D mints. The original collector put together a beautiful set. Since it is now shared with me, I will share his efforts the best I can.

    Here's the first coin in the set. I hope to post each as time goes on. If you have a coin of the same date and mint mark to show, please do so. If you have others, be patient; I intend to get to every date and mint mark.

    My format will be a full-color jpeg image followed by an animation with slightly less color accuracy. (It's the nature of .gif files. They only allow 256 unique colors per frame.)

    1938
    05c 1938 full 05.JPG

    05c 1938 full 01v.gif
     
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  3. Searcher64

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    Not a 1938d, but a 1938p
     
  4. RonSanderson

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    Thanks! I fixed the typo! I'll post the D tomorrow, I expect.
     
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  6. Randy Abercrombie

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    I thought my phone was acting out for a second. That’s cool. Some nice Jefferson’s too.
     
  7. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Very nice Ron.........:)
     
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  8. Santinidollar

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    I like ‘em, Ron. Will be following along.
     
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  9. RonSanderson

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    1938-S
    05c 1938-S #02 full 06.JPG

    05c 1938-S #02 full 01v.gif


    One year down, 80 to go...
     
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  12. RonSanderson

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    According to @Lehigh96 's excellent article, Jefferson Nickels Reverse of 38 vs Reverse of 40, I judge the three 1939's I posted to be
    1939 REV OF 40 5C MS, 1939 D REV OF 40 5C MS, and 1939 S REV OF 38 5C MS.

    This coin's steps lack sharp vertical edges at either end of the steps and it does not have a sharply defined top step. The 1939-D, above, has both, even though the general weakness of the steps wipes out many other details.

    This coin is at the furthest top right of the first page of the Dansco. I wonder if it picked up a little annular discoloration from air seepage in the album, or whether this darkening around the edge occurred before it went into the folder.

    1939-S
    05c 1939-S full 08.JPG

    05c 1939-S full 01v.gif
     
  13. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    So far all are very nice looking coins. Keep'em coming.
     
  14. RonSanderson

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    Thanks. They get even better, so I appreciate the work of the original collector.

    I hope they are photographed brightly enough - the reflections are bright white even to the naked eye and have to be toned down in photos. Why did I commit myself to photographing a couple of hundred tiny mirrors??
     
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  16. kSigSteve

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    Nice coins and following this one as well.
     
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  18. tibor

    tibor Active Member

    So far some very nice pieces. Will you
    upgrade any of the coins or just leave
    them as is?
     
  19. RonSanderson

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    The set has a nice consistent look across the pieces and seems a uniform grade range.

    They are all raw, and the kind of high end, lower cost coins that my LCS doesn’t stock. If I upgrade I will need to go online.

    Getting compatible coins from photos is tough. Or I could “buy the plastic” and break them out, but I still would have no guarantee they would really be better in hand.

    I think I’ll keep them as they are.

    I’ll just overgrade them shamelessly in my inventory spreadsheet and I’ll have the best coins at no extra cost.
     
  20. bsowa1029

    bsowa1029 Franklin Half Addict

    You would be correct. The P and D are both reverse of 40. S is reverse of 38.
     
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  21. bsowa1029

    bsowa1029 Franklin Half Addict

    Great looking coins so far. I bet the set looks awesome as a whole!
     
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