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Another low-down no-step nickel! (very large photo)

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Just received today, this is a 1939 rev '40 Jefferson 5c FS-022.5, a quadrupled die

reverse. This is currently a pop 1/0 at NGC, and there is a lone FS example

graded MS66 5S.


I'm thrilled! It is clean, clean, clean with a golden-blue obverse and a light gold

reverse. Very lustrous and well struck, this coin has five sharp steps with just the

lightest of cuts running across 2-3 of them.


I tried photos, but still don't get it so I whipped up this scan. It doesn't show

the nice tone or luster, but you can see the spread of the quadrupling

on CELLO, CENTS and OF AMERICA. With my loupe, there is some clear separation

lines showing.


The spot above Jefferson's cheekbone is a milky tone spot that is greatly

exaggerated in the scan. It's barely discernible to the naked eye at most






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Horrible! insane.gif Isn't it terrible that the TPGs will grade these pieces! sumo.gif893naughty-thumb.gif


Oh, and remember that in a PCGS holder, that coin would be no better than XF!!! makepoint.gif



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Being a Fivaz Stanton 22.5, it's the rarer of the two FS designations, the other being the 22.0. Top it off with the Quad DR, and worth some bucks! Too bad it ain't full steps.


Still a nice coin, Ken!



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Where would you get such an amazing coin?


Thanks for the comments.


This coin came from brokencc, via an ebay auction. I am very pleased

with the coin, the service, and commend them for running a true auction

starting at .01! smile.gif



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