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You Found A Possible Rare Coin. Now What?

Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 6:33 am
by Daniel
If you think you found a rare coin you can obviously post images and questions here. However what if you don't agree with us or you want to look it up yourself and learn more? I created a video to help you with that.

https://youtu.be/uPAvUteGu0Y

Re: You Found A Possible Rare Coin. Now What?

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 4:29 pm
by trisha.jackson
I have a 1948 Jefferson nickel no mint is it worth anything?

Re: You Found A Possible Rare Coin. Now What?

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 6:24 pm
by Daniel
It is normal. Watch this video on that subject https://youtu.be/dqtqq_QeMYk

Coins before 1980 without a mint mark are normal because the Philadelphia Mint didn't put mint marks on coins until 1980 and 1979 on the Susan Anthony Dollar only.

Re: You Found A Possible Rare Coin. Now What?

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 12:31 am
by Ken Fiddes
During my recent nickle search, I found this nickle. I took a photo of the nickle to send to my sister, this is when I could read the date for the first time. Even with the coin in my hand, I'm unable to read the date. This nickle is a 1974 D. I would like to hear some opinions.

Re: You Found A Possible Rare Coin. Now What?

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 6:12 am
by Daniel
The coin is badly damaged.

Re: You Found A Possible Rare Coin. Now What?

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 9:37 am
by Paul
Daniel wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 6:12 am
The coin is badly damaged.
:agree:

Re: You Found A Possible Rare Coin. Now What?

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 3:10 pm
by leigh.alfera-kerr
I have a quite a few 1965,66,67 dimes that u believe are full band or full torch? (From researching online) I am an estate liquidator and came across a collection that I am trying to figure a little more about. Thanks!

Re: You Found A Possible Rare Coin. Now What?

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 4:56 pm
by Paul
:welcome:

Your question on "Full Bands" is a very good one.

This can be a very touchy subject for most experienced collectors. I have personally seen "FB" on many of a TPG's "Slab Label", when in fact, they weren't even close... Which means that you need to personally inspect all "FULL" whatever designation.

hugeeyes
Here's an image of what I call "FULL BANDS" on a Mercury dime.

Re: You Found A Possible Rare Coin. Now What?

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 10:37 pm
by leigh.alfera-kerr
Thanks so much for the picture! That explains a lot and I am only looking with the naked eye. I probably should get a magnifier to double check. Thanks again!

Re: You Found A Possible Rare Coin. Now What?

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 11:01 pm
by Paul
You DO NOT need to purchase a "USB Scope" for ANY die attributions.

:eureka:
A decent 10x "Jewelers Loop", with sufficient lighting should be good enough to do the job.