VARIETY: 1941-S Large "S" Jefferson Nickel FS-501

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Lehigh96, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Looked in my book. And I have one too. This is a good day for us. I only have the 1 coin. Mine is tilted and seams lower. With glasses on
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  3. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Damn it The more I look. Looks like a small. Looks like the last picture onOP @Lehigh96 tilted S. What is it. I give up. The top of the bottom of the S isn’t pointy
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  4. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't know how many strikes an average die could handle.
    Thru the Jefferson series what would be the average?

    CPG, says difficult to locate in any grade. Has a URS 5. I think that there are plenty more than 8 that I have seen just being a member of CT. URS-5 means 9-16 examples. I would think that this variety is more of an R4 75 to 200 examples.
  5. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    I’ve found 2 gems, raw in albums, I don’t think they are that rare.
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  6. justafarmer

    justafarmer Senior Member

    Die Making | U.S. Mint (

    "The dies are then placed in an oven to temper the metal. The dies go in the tempering oven twice, at temperatures up to 450 degrees. Tempering reduces the brittleness of the steel so that the die can strike hundreds of thousands of coins without breaking. The average life of a die varies based on the type of coin it strikes. The Mint uses penny dies to strike an average of one million pennies, but a dime die strikes only about 275,000 dimes."
  7. H8_modern

    H8_modern Attracted to small round-ish art

    Alright @Lehigh96 , you’re the reason I looked for one of these and now that I have it I’m still not sure. Is this a large S ?

  8. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    Doesn't the S mm have to be below the window sill to be a large S? upload_2021-11-24_17-44-53~2.jpeg
  9. Lem E

    Lem E Well-Known Member

    Looks like a small S to me. I look for the small notch on the bottom of the small S. Large S will have a flat bottom.
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