Proof-like or Mint state

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by SensibleSal66, Oct 21, 2020.

  1. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    I need help with this Nickel I acquired .Is it Proof-like or Mint state ?
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  3. beaver96

    beaver96 Well-Known Member

    Hard to tell from the picture but it almost looks like the obverse was plated.
  4. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    No it came from a fellow collector on another site , I have several already graded MS but nor PF like
  5. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Proof-like is an attribute for mint state coins. Are you confusing a proof coin with a proof-like coin?
  6. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

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  8. John Burgess

    John Burgess Well-Known Member

    how do you know this isn't a proof strike to begin with? I mean in 1963 they had no mintmark and the proof set was made in Philadelphia Mint.

    my opinion, it's not MS, it not prooflike, it is a proof.
  9. Rick Stachowski

    Rick Stachowski Well-Known Member

    Agreed ...........
  10. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    I agree with both of you, but @SensibleSal66 seems to be confused about the meaning of the term "proof-like". I couldn't make him understand. Maybe you will.

    Thanks, Chris
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  11. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    No I'm not . And I'm right here , very disrespectful ! I have a college degree in Business / Sociology . So I'm not stupid, far from it Pal .
  12. Rick Stachowski

    Rick Stachowski Well-Known Member

    It's not even the holidays yet, so lets all be nice .
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  13. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Being stupid and being confused are two different things. If you didn't understand my explanation of "proof-like", why didn't you just say so?

    If I had been disrespectful, I wouldn't have tagged you in my previous post. I would have just made mean & nasty insinuations about you without bringing you into the conversation with a tag.
  14. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    I've never been so insulted . Bye
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  16. jgrinz

    jgrinz Senior Member

    I am confused ….
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  17. furham

    furham Good Ole Boy

    As far as I know at least NGC does not use the PL designation on Jefferson nickels.
  18. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

  19. serdogthehound

    serdogthehound Active Member

    There are two types of "Proof Like" coins although one types is much more common for US coins

    1. Mint issued Proof Like these are holder by TPGS as PLXX (I know for exsample coins from a Canadain Proof like set will be so graded)
    2. Mint state coins with great fields these are MS XX PL

    To my knowledge the US mint have never struck coins sold as "Proof Like" and for sure did not in 1963 thus a 1963 nickel would if proof like would be in the second category.

    I wonder if the original poster may have been confused if they are more into world coins. Also very happy to be corrected if the US ever issued "Proof Like" Set (I don't believe the SMS were called proof like)
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  20. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    It's just they have that Mirror image but all over , no frosting .
  21. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    It is a proof nickel cut from a proof set. Polish_20201016_213000185.jpg

    No cameo or deep cameo (frosting)
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