You Found A Possible Rare Coin. Now What?

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You Found A Possible Rare Coin. Now What?

#1 Unread post 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

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I have a 1948 Jefferson nickel no mint is it worth anything?

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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.

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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.
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The coin is badly damaged.

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Daniel wrote: Wed May 15, 2019 6:12 am The coin is badly damaged.
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#7 Unread post 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!
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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.

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Here's an image of what I call "FULL BANDS" on a Mercury dime.
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#9 Unread post 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!

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#10 Unread post by Paul »

You DO NOT need to purchase a "USB Scope" for ANY die attributions.

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