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1960 D BarO nickel uncirculated nickel value

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That's a very common and minor flaw that carries no premium. NGC does not recognize it as a variety.

In the upcoming April NGC News, my Collectors' Edge column actually addresses this very die flaw. Here's a preview:

Q: My 1960 nickel has the top of the 0 in the date attached to the coin's edge. What kind of variety is this? I want to sell it to a dealer.

A: This is a bit tricky, as a small die break connecting a peripheral design element to the rim is not really a variety, since it was not in the die as made. Nickels dated 1960 are often seen with a raised lump connecting the 0 to the rim, and this can be described as a die state or minor mint error. There's no premium on such flaws, though they are collectible. You can learn more from this article titled "Variety vs. Mint Error" https://www.ngccoin.com/news/article/1655/Variety-versus-Mint-Error. Also helpful for a general understanding of varieties is the Variety Vista website: http://www.varietyvista.com.

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