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1963 Jefferson Nickel Proof?

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I found this Nickel in the High School Parking lot in Late-August, I thought that this was the nicest 1963 Jefferson Nickel until I noticed the Surface, it has a Mirror-Like Finish & will make a reflection if held by the edge at certain angles, I'm suspecting it may be a proof, but I'll let Y'all decide on this one . . .

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Re: 1963 Jefferson Nickel Proof?

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I do not see a proof coin, proof coins are struck better and have full steps and much more reflectivity unless they're toned. As if, and even if this was an impaired proof, it has been circulated and as such would not have more value than a regular nickel you spend.

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Re: 1963 Jefferson Nickel Proof?

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Thanks Daniel, I was not planning to sell this coin, I was going to keep it in my Collection since I've never seen a Nickel look like this before
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Re: 1963 Jefferson Nickel Proof?

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Possible polishing? If done with fine enough grit in the polish it can leave a mirror surface.
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Re: 1963 Jefferson Nickel Proof?

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I forgot to mention that the Rim is slightly thicker than the other Nickels, I'm not going to be able to see the Nickel until Tonight
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Re: 1963 Jefferson Nickel Proof?

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The Middle Nickel is the Suspected Proof Nickel, note the slightly thicker rim

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Re: 1963 Jefferson Nickel Proof?

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Iceresistance wrote: Wed Sep 29, 2021 7:20 am The Middle Nickel is the Suspected Proof Nickel, note the slightly thicker rim

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As Daniel has said, this is not a proof nickel. Please take time to view pictures of proof nickels online. The full steps will definitely show b/c proof coins are struck twice. They were made/marketed with the mindset of showing what the most perfect coin could be made to look like.
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Re: 1963 Jefferson Nickel Proof?

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Eddie cioffi wrote: Mon Oct 04, 2021 3:06 am Interesting coin you found.
I also found one and I don’t know if it is a MS or anything else.
I am gonna someone.E501FCE5-2AAC-4191-A57D-BE2E95E8D53C.jpeg46529F7B-A1FD-4699-9539-FB3D13F78E21.jpeg
Different coin new topic pls.

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Re: 1963 Jefferson Nickel Proof?

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Be cause you are new and may not know the rules on posting coins on some else's topic. Along with posting a question on a coin not related to the topic (even if it the same denomination) you need to start your own topic.
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Re: 1963 Jefferson Nickel Proof?

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This is another reason I lock topics.

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