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The CONECA Top-100 Jefferson Nickel Varieties

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It's official (although this list has been on my site for a month) but.... Myself and James Wiles have finally decided on The CONECA Top-100 Jefferson Nickel Varieties. Several different "sub-sets" can be built from the list including RPM and DD combo's, Fivas-Stanton Set, Date and MM sets, etc... The "Top-100" designation will be placed with the variety description on the CONECA web site in the variety master listings as well. I am working on the list to include photos and stage/marker identification for the web but that will take some time. In the mean time here is the text version of the list.... enjoy!

 

The CONECA Top-100 Jefferson Nickels

 

1938 DDO-002 FS-021

1938 DDO-005 FS-021.5

1939 DDR-001 FS-022

1939 DDR-002 FS-022.5

1939 DDR-006

1939 RDV-001

1939 RDV-002 Proof, FS-023

1939-D DDO-001

1939-D RDV-001

1939-S RDV-001

1939-S RPM-001

1940 DDR-002 RDV-001, FS-024

1940-D RPM-001

1940-S RPM-001

1941-D RPM-003 FS-024.3

1941-S RPM-001

1941-S DDR-001

1941-S MMS-002 FS-024.5

1942 DDO-002 FS-025

1942 DDO-003 FS-026

1942 DDR-001

1942-D RPM-001 FS-027

1942-P RPM-001

1942-P RPM-009 DDR-003

1942-P RPM-029 DDO-001

1942-S RPM-010 DDO-002

1943-D DDR-004

1943-D RPM-003

1943-P DDO-003 FS-028

1943-P DDO-006 FS-029

1943-P RPM-029 DDO-016

1943-P RPM-031 DDO-015

1943-P RPM-040 DDR-007

1943-P RPM-055 DDO-001

1943-S RPM-001 DDO-001

1944-D RPM-001 DDR-001, DDO-002

1944-D RPM-008 DDO-001

1944-P DDR-002

1944-P RPM-017

1944-S RPM-001 DDR-003

1945-D RPM-002 DDO-005

1945-D RPM-004 DDO-010

1945-D RPM-005 DDO-006

1945-D RPM-012 DDO-001

1945-D RPM-014

1945-D RPM-019 DDO-003

1945-D RPM-021 DDR-002, DDO-008

1945-D RPM-022 DDR-004

1945-D RPM-024 DDR-006

1945-P DDR-001 RPM-039, FS-030

1945-P DDR-003 FS-030.3

1945-P RPM-001 DDR-004, FS-030.5

1945-P RPM-008 DDR-005

1945-P RPM-013 DDO-009

1945-P RPM-017 DDO-001

1945-P RPM-018 DDR-009

1945-P RPM-025 DDO-004

1945-P RPM-050 DDO-006

1945-P RPM-055 DDO-005

1945-P RPM-057 DDO-002

1945-S RPM-009 DDR-001

1945-S RPM-034 DDR-007

1946-D RPM-002 FS-031

1946 DDR-002

1946-S DDO-001 FS-031.5

1947-D RPM-001 DDR-001

1948-S RPM-004 DDR-001

1949-D OMM-001 FS-032

1951 DDO-001 FS-032.5

1953 DDO-001 FS-032.7

1953-D RPM-001

1954 DDO-001

1954-D RPM-003 FS-032.9

1954-S OMM-001 FS-033

1954-S RPM-001 FS-033.1

1955 DDR-001 FS-035

1955-D OMM-001 FS-034

1955-D OMM-002

1955-D OMM-003 DDR-003

1955-D RPM-001 DDR-004

1955-D RPM-002 DDR-005

1956 DDO-002 FS-035.4

1956 DDR-018 FS-035.2

1956 DDR-024 FS-035.6

1957 DDO-004 FS-035.8

1958-D RPM-005

1959 DDR-003

1960 DDR-001 FS-036

1961 DDR-013 FS-037

1963 DDR-? FS-037.3 (Never submitted to CONECA for attribution)

1964-D DDR-001

1964-D RPM-005 FS-037.5

1964-D RPM-006

1968-S RPM-002 FS-038

1969-D RPM-001

1969-S RPM-001

1971-S MMO-001 Proof No S

1971-D RPM-001

1971-D RPM-004

1990-S DDO-001

 

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OUTSTANDING work, Jason! 893applaud-thumb.gif for both you and James for such in-depth work! A daunting task and one I'm sure you are glad is done with satisfaction so you can move on to other work in the Jefferson series.

 

I know you enjoy collecting these varieties in particular, and would like to know how many of them you now have and which one is your favorite?!?!?

(I think I already know the answer to the second question! wink.gif)

 

David

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Nice! Nice! Nice! Jason! Can't wait for the text/photo version smile.gif. Hopefully you can get these accepted as cherrypicker's varieties so that NGC will label them! grin.gif

 

Hoot

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I have to admit Jefferson's are my second favorite but this is excellent. I was actually going through the cherry pickers guide, looking at the different Jefferson varieties when I came across this post.

 

Thanks,

Dave

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Hoot,

 

As a side note, I own a neat Jeff variety. It is listed in the Cherrypicker's guide as FS# 5c - 035 1955 proof tripled die reverse. The coin is in a green label PCI slab and is graded PR-66. The coin looks better than a PR-66 to me. The tripled letters on the reverse are quite dramatic, but you need a loupe to see them. I got this coin off of eBay years ago and can’t remember exactly how much I paid for it, but I do remember that it was a low price.

 

I noticed that in Jason’s list he has a 1955 DDR listed as 001 FS-035. This is almost the same variety name that the Cherrypicker's guide gave to the 1955 proof tripled die reverse, and at first I thought that he was referring to the 1955 proof TDR.

 

John

 

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Yes, John, that TDR is an interesting proof piece. I see them regularly in auctions but just have not pulled the trigger on one. Jasons list shows quite a number of varieties I'm not familiar with. So much to learn!

 

Hoot

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I noticed that in Jason’s list he has a 1955 DDR listed as 001 FS-035. This is almost the same variety name that the Cherrypicker's guide gave to the 1955 proof tripled die reverse, and at first I thought that he was referring to the 1955 proof TDR.

 

John

 

Hi John,

 

I have a super example of the 55 TDR Proof also. It is certainly a dramatic variety and one I enjoy very much. I also picked mine up off ebay for a meager $25.

 

It is indeed one in the same as what is listed in the Top-100 and in the Cherry Picker's Guide (FS-035). CONECA does not refer to it as a "TDR" in the listing heading but it is described as such in the description section of the coin.

 

Regards,

 

 

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OUTSTANDING work, Jason! 893applaud-thumb.gif for both you and James for such in-depth work! A daunting task and one I'm sure you are glad is done with satisfaction so you can move on to other work in the Jefferson series.

 

I know you enjoy collecting these varieties in particular, and would like to know how many of them you now have and which one is your favorite?!?!?

(I think I already know the answer to the second question! wink.gif)

 

David

 

Thanks David,

 

I love this series and it's the only thing I collect. At present I have 416 different die varieties of the Jeff series. All coins are BU as I do not collect any circulated examples. As far as the Top-100 I guess I'm not too sure which ones I am missing and guess I better check that out!! -lol- Which one is my favorite? Well.... tough question but I would have to say ALL OF THEM! -heh-

 

Regards,

 

 

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Nice! Nice! Nice! Jason! Can't wait for the text/photo version smile.gif. Hopefully you can get these accepted as cherrypicker's varieties so that NGC will label them! grin.gif

 

Hoot

 

I am going to talk to JT and Bill about that very thing. When the web version is done with photos it will have the new FS listings as well as the old. I'll let you know what happends with the FS listings.

 

Regards,

 

 

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Hey Hoot, I just realized that your in Bozeman, MT. That is very cool as I have never meet anyone "into coins" in Montana ever. I am in Great Falls.

 

Regards,

 

 

Damn scary! Not many of us around these parts, but then again, not many people around PERIOD! insane.gif

 

Hoot

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I noticed that in Jason’s list he has a 1955 DDR listed as 001 FS-035. This is almost the same variety name that the Cherrypicker's guide gave to the 1955 proof tripled die reverse, and at first I thought that he was referring to the 1955 proof TDR.

 

John

 

Hi John,

 

I have a super example of the 55 TDR Proof also. It is certainly a dramatic variety and one I enjoy very much. I also picked mine up off ebay for a meager $25.

 

It is indeed one in the same as what is listed in the Top-100 and in the Cherry Picker's Guide (FS-035). CONECA does not refer to it as a "TDR" in the listing heading but it is described as such in the description section of the coin.

 

Regards,

 

Nice work! I've been waiting for one to come buy in a cameo but have never seen one. I'm also looking for a 55-D/S with 4+ steps as the JT and Fivas book claims to be out there. Also is the 1954-D/S, not the common S/D, in the list.

 

And finally, I remember someone from pcgs sending me a PM asking me about the top varieties in the Jefferson series. What happen was, I replied to this thread

with the following post; Keep in mind that I really thought it was a joke that someone would ask me for my advice when there are books written on this subject matter concerning Jefferson varieties. I really didn't feel like slapping the experts in the face by claiming some credit from their books!

 

Here are a few;

1938 DDO

1938 QDO

1939 DDR

1939 QDO

1939 Proof Reverse of 1940

1940 Proof Reverse of 1938

1942 DDO

1942-D/horizontal D

1943/2-P

1943-P DDO Double eye

1945-P DDR

1946-D/inverted D

1946-S DDO

1949-D/S

1951 PF DDO

1954-S/D

1954-D/S

1955-D/S

1955 Proof TDR

1960 Proof TDR

1971 no S Proof

 

Source CHERRYPICKERS' GUIDE to rare die varieties by BILL FIVAS, NLG & JT STANTON, NLG, 3rd edition.

 

There are many great books by the real experts who have already done the extensive research, writing and photographing the varieties for many series. Then there are those great people who discovered these coins.

 

Shortly thereafter I receiced this PM;

 

I'm trying to get a report together of variety requests for the PCGS graders. You posted a list of Jeffersons, but I'm a little confused by it. Seems that we already recognize some of these varieties. Can you please identify for sure which are proof, what the Q means, and what TDR means. Also, eliminate any from the list that PCGS already grades. Sorry for my ignorance, but I want make sure the list is accurate. Thanks.

 

1938 DDO

1938 QDO

1939 DDR

1939 QDO

1939 Proof Reverse of 1940

1940 Proof Reverse of 1938

1942 DDO

1942-D/horizontal D

1943/2-P

1943-P DDO Double eye

1945-P DDR

1946-D/inverted D

1946-S DDO

1949-D/S

1951 PF DDO

1954-S/D

1954-D/S

1955-D/S

1955 Proof TDR

1960 Proof TDR

1971 no S Proof

 

foreheadslap.gif Like I'm going to explain all those abbreviated letters/words when she entirely missed the point to my post. I encourage everyone to read that entire thread. It says alot about the folks who work for pcgs. 27_laughing.gif

 

Leo

 

Needless to say, I didn't reply.

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