1962 US 5C Jefferson Nickel
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Can anybody give me any info on this nickel? If anyone here can enlighten me, I would appreciate it. Specifically the lines coming off each number and letter on the obverse and reverse. Thank you for your time in advance.

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I think what you're seeing is due to die deterioration.  When dies wear out, you can see doubling, flow lines....all kinds of things on the coins struck from those dies.  In looking at the head on photos of the entire coin (huge blow-ups like you posted aren't exceptionally helpful.  They can impede our review of a coin and they can make things which aren't anything special look special to you, simply because such a blow up makes them look different.), I saw thickness around the numerals and letters which are textbook signs of die deterioration.  Features on coins due to die deterioration are not considered collectible and add no value to a coin.

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On 11/2/2021 at 11:27 AM, Snuzloc said:

Thank you for your help. And I will remember not to blow up any pics too big unless it is absolutely necessary.  Thanks again and have a great day.

No problem.  I'm glad I could help you out :) 

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