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From 1958 Mint Set - Washington, Franklin and Jefferson

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Three coins from a 1958 Mint Set.


All coins have mint set toning... The Washingtom has nice clean fields and very few dings....


The Franklin has something from the die on the reverse in "Dollar", and the Jefferson seems to be FS.


















Large Images:


Washington Obv


Washington Reverse



Franklin Obv


Franklin Rev


Jefferson Obv


Jefferson Reverse


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The quarter has a small dig on the cheek and maybe a line running down to the throat which could be a mark or from toning. It's not worth sending in for a grade. The half dollar appears to have a lamination on the reverse which is quite unusual. As such it's a mint error that should bring a premium from the right buyer, although I'm not that buyer.


The nickel is the best coin in the group. I'm no expert, but I'd say that it has full steps. According the Whitman Red Book on the subject, the 1958-D nickel with full steps is a 1 out of 30 shot. It is called "rare" but "among the more available of the era." I'd say that it grades MS-65 with a shot at MS-66.

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Thank you for all of your comments, I really appreciate it.


As for the Franklin, I have never seen a die error like this personally. I will attach a photo and a link to a large photo.





Large Franklin Reverse Close Up



As for the Washington, there are only two nicks on the upper cheek... they are actually soft dents rather than "dings" or the usual bag marks. At first, from afar, I thought there were nicks were it is just toning. Those are just toning streaks on the neck etc. The reverse is almost nick free except for a couple very minor hits that only are seen under magnification. Upon review... the DDR is noticeable under magnification, especially on the D and O.. Geesh, I had not even seen it yet!



Photos of the reverse:


Large Washington Reverse



Another Large Washington Reverse



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Coinsman63, that is definitely not a clash. It appears to be a lamination before the strike. It is definitely cool, but the premium attached to these is generally small.


I said maybe. Not definitely, as the picture was not large enough to see it clearly.

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