Really nice war nickel score - pic heavy

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  1. Joe Campbell

    Joe Campbell Well-Known Member

    I bought a sort of mixed lot of coins on eBay a couple of weeks ago. Had ~$13 face in barbers, merc’s, Rosie’s and a few Franklins. Had a decent circulated shield nickel, some V nickels and a small pile of foreign currency. All of that I was pretty indifferent to. But the lot also had a roll of war nickels with a single pretty poor picture showing them piled up outside of a tube. Now there are few things I like more then sub-standard photo’s on eBay, plus I almost never pay more than about 50% of melt for war nickels. However, the nickels looked pretty decent to the best of ability so I thought I’d take a swing. I added $60 for the roll of nickels and decided to spin the wheel of eBay fortune (or misfortune).

    After some substantial delays in shipping the package arrived today. I have to say I was very pleased with the condition of the nickels. I believe 26 of them are MS and the other 14 are still pretty decent for the most part. In the pictures below the MS’ish coins are either in 2x2’s now or getting close to being in. The 14 ‘other’ nickels are shown in a group lot at the end.

    Had 3 different pretty good buys this week which is great. Seemed like it’d been forever.

    Thanks for looking.

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  3. Joe Campbell

    Joe Campbell Well-Known Member

    Last 2 pic’s of lower grade examples.

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  4. Lem E

    Lem E Well-Known Member

    Wow. Those look pretty nice for a mystery ebay roll. Nice grab.
     
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  5. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Nicest lot of War Nickels !! Nice grab..:snaphappy::snaphappy:
     
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  6. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Leave that seller some nice feedback!
     
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  7. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    Impressive score on those war nickels! I like them, a lot!
     
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  8. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    Very nice score.
    Two suggestions, Flatten out the staples on the 2 x 2s also you may want to take photos before putting the coins in 2 x 2s.
     
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  9. CoinJockey73

    CoinJockey73 Well-Known Member

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  10. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I have found 1 war nickel in all my searches that looks as nice as any of those. What a great lot!
     
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  11. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Collecting Since 1948 Supporter

    Nice catch Joe. They are very nice. I kept everyone I found growing up in the 40's and 50's. My set is made up of the coins I found in circulation. I never found any that nice.
     
  12. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Look for a 1943/2 if you find one in MS that would be something you never know it's possible!!!nice grab:):).
     
  13. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    A very nice haul! Lucky you.
     
  14. Joe Campbell

    Joe Campbell Well-Known Member

    That is a good idea.
     
  15. Joe Campbell

    Joe Campbell Well-Known Member

    Didn’t find any varieties or RPM’s. Did find an S mint with a reverse rim to rim die crack.
     
  16. Joe Campbell

    Joe Campbell Well-Known Member

    Thanks everyone. From the out of focus photo I thought they’d be better grade coins but I didn’t expect them to be this nice.
     
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