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The 1938 San Francisco Jefferson 5c piece

James G. Berline


Early minted San Francisco nickel with those Elusive Fullsteps

The 1938-San Francisco nickel with those elusive fullsteps!

Of all the three mints' it was the San Francisco mint that had the lowest population in this year along with

a very weak step area to go with it. Trying to find nice gems like this one has always been tough on collectors.

I was surprized when referencing this coin' that another former member, Hoot! also had this coin.

He won two awards in the best presented category back in 2003' & 2004' .The (certification numbers)

matched- up' was an eye opener.He wrote quite an article about this coin. Hoot's description of this

coin,is on the reverse photo' for your enjoyment as well.

Viewing these photos you'll notice very clean fields with those awesome steps for this early type

nickle.I had to grab this rarity because I believe this coin borders from actually being a MS-66 with-

in a hair of (6) steps to boot! The scratch you see on the reverse of this coin above the dome is

on the holder, not on the coin.



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