Very nice 1943 nickel

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  1. Shrews1994

    Shrews1994 KIND OF A BIG DEAL.

    Could have been a full step nickel but the bottom step bleeds through the second step so it's not. But over all a very nice war nickel! 1116.jpeg 1121.jpeg 1122.jpeg 1118.jpeg IMG_20181206_104634727.jpg IMG_20181206_104636141.jpg IMG_20181206_104653850.jpg
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  3. asheland

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  4. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Not quite Mint State, as it appears at first glance, but indeed nice. Circulated War nickels usually assumed a grey-green or grey-brown appearance after enough time in circulation wore them down below the middle grades. It has something to do with the unusual 35% silver alloy.

    That one lightly circulated, but not enough to go dark like most of the more worn ones.
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  5. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    That is still a full step Nickel. PCGS would give it the FS designation as they only require 5 steps and NGC would give it 5FS as opposed to 6FS.

    The luster is hard to evaluate from your photos but it looks mint state to my eye. The marks are plentiful however and this coin would grade MS63 5FS. If the luster is better than photos show it might go MS64.
  6. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    That one is better than most of mine.
  7. Shrews1994

    Shrews1994 KIND OF A BIG DEAL.

    Yes it has good luster CM181206-112701002.jpg CM181206-113146004.jpg
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