Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by cudaman, Dec 27, 2017.
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Those Jeffersons are poster children for poorly stuck coins. Along with what looks like worn dies it appears that the Die spacing was excessive as well causing a weak striking. You pretty much have all the answers to your own questions, I agree with you.
@Lehigh96 is one of the best when it comes to Jeffs. Perhaps he will chime in.
The coin is extremely well struck despite the fact that it is probably a LDS coin based on the die crack on Jeff's shoulder and significant die wear on the reverse, especially above the dome of Monticello.
Your coins all suffer from extreme die wear which accounts for their luster and in part contributes to the poor strike, but we have to consider something else going on here. As stated, the 1940-S is not known for poor strikes per se, and I am leaning towards incorrect die spacing as the cause for the strikes on these coins as the strike is worse than what you typically encounter.
So it is more difficult to get good strikes on nickels as opposed to softer metals.
(Silver or copper.)
How close are you to a complete set of FS Jeffersons, Paul?
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Some dates and mints have large premiums for well struck coins.
I have 22 full step coins which is about 40% from 1938-1964. I like full step coins but I have not made it a requirement for my registry set. Eye appeal is my focus and I will take a nicely toned coin over an untoned full step coin almost all the time.
I also have 14 NGC star coins and another dozen that were either stubbed for the star or reside in PCGS plastic and would most likely star if crossed.
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