My Jefferson Nickel Collection.

leothelyonleothelyon Posts: 7,564 ✭✭✭✭
edited March 2, 2019 4:05PM in U.S. Coin Forum

Moved to the BST forum.

The more qualities observed in a coin, the more desirable that coin becomes!

My Jefferson Nickel Collection

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  • SanctionIISanctionII Posts: 8,930 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Fantastic post. Very educational. I have just started taking an interest in these nickels and have been spending time studying three sets of MS 1938 to 1961 nickels I have picked up over the years. I am beginning to really like this segment of the hobby.

  • leothelyonleothelyon Posts: 7,564 ✭✭✭✭

    Thanks Sanction. When I started out, early 1990's, I made the mistake thinking I only needed steps on my coins. That changed in the first couple years as I found better struck coins. And when I did, I would go back and look at the other dates and realized I had to improve the strikes on them as well.

    The more qualities observed in a coin, the more desirable that coin becomes!

    My Jefferson Nickel Collection

  • SanctionIISanctionII Posts: 8,930 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I can relate. I have collected Cameo proofs for 18 plus years. Always looking, learning and upgrading. As time passes my collection does look better.

  • HemisphericalHemispherical Posts: 6,143 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @leothelyon Thank you for providing the photos AND descriptors. There is a lot of information here that I will use as a reference point.

    Tag: Jefferson Nickels 1938 - 1970

  • Aspie_RoccoAspie_Rocco Posts: 2,256 ✭✭✭✭✭

    As always I am in awe and admiration of your set and knowledge. Jefferson Nickels are THE coin for me. This is a wonderful thread with amazing pictures and coin quality. Thank you for sharing all this Leo!

  • rickoricko Posts: 66,621 ✭✭✭✭✭

    An incredibly informative post... and an amazing set of Jefferson nickels.... Congratulations on acquiring such a set. And Thank You for the education on strike and grading these great coins. Cheers, RickO

  • divecchiadivecchia Posts: 5,376 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow Leo, you have a beautiful set of Jefferson nickels. The number of years you put into this set trying to find well struck specimens shows.

    A big CONGRATS on your terrific set.

    Thanks for sharing it. Donato

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  • DIMEMANDIMEMAN Posts: 19,089 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What a beautiful set of Nickels. Thanks for the show! You don't see many Jeff's like that 41-D! I agree with your MS68 assessment.


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  • CatbertCatbert Posts: 2,658 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 9, 2018 10:20AM

    Holy Cow! What a post. Thank you. Have you thought about writing a reference book on the series?

    Edited to remove an inaccurate observation - thanks leo

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  • BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 3,718 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Your post is top shelf, with pics as well as information. You spent a lot of time on this collection and it shows.

    A wonderful, informative presentation!

    Pete

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  • rmorganrmorgan Posts: 145 ✭✭✭

    Thanks for illustrating a high level of discipline and an overlooked approach to collecting in a current series.

    I assume each year you keep adding the current year. Right? Where do you get the current year's coins... from the mint?

    When it comes to coins, my strategy is about collecting what I intend to keep, not investing in what I plan to sell.

  • bolivarshagnastybolivarshagnasty Posts: 5,456 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'll have to come back Leo, when I have more time to peruse.

  • leothelyonleothelyon Posts: 7,564 ✭✭✭✭

    @rmorgan said:

    Thanks for illustrating a high level of discipline and an overlooked approach to collecting in a current series.

    I assume each year you keep adding the current year. Right? Where do you get the current year's coins... from the mint?

    This is a great question and there are two answers, one would be from the US mint sets. The other, from rolls. But...from my prospective, the coins from the mint sets all look the same. The US Mint found a way to perfect those coins, starting in 2005 and up. They can be had for a quarter to a dollar and I could easily build the set in a hour by visiting my local B & M coin shop. Or complete sets might be found on ebay. Believe it or not, I don't have one single coin/date nor mint sets in that year range in the house. I do have several unopened bankrolls of circulation coins, 2004 to 2010......I bought them locally because the end coins were toned. My last order from the US Mint was 50 2003 mint sets.
    The difference between the mint set nickels and the coins made for circulation is in the definition of the hair bangs of Jefferson.

    Leo

    The more qualities observed in a coin, the more desirable that coin becomes!

    My Jefferson Nickel Collection

  • CoinCrazyPACoinCrazyPA Posts: 2,707 ✭✭✭✭

    One of my favorite series, all I can say is WOW!!!!!!

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  • leothelyonleothelyon Posts: 7,564 ✭✭✭✭

    @bolivarshagnasty said:
    I'll have to come back Leo, when I have more time to peruse.

    Hey, while you're out....can you pick me up a 30 pack of PBR? :)

    The more qualities observed in a coin, the more desirable that coin becomes!

    My Jefferson Nickel Collection

  • kazkaz Posts: 6,888 ✭✭✭✭✭

    An amazing set. Leo. I am in awe of the time spent and dedication to assemble it. Hats off!

  • bolivarshagnastybolivarshagnasty Posts: 5,456 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'll have to come back Leo, when I have more time to peruse. > @leothelyon said:

    @bolivarshagnasty said:
    I'll have to come back Leo, when I have more time to peruse.

    Hey, while you're out....can you pick me up a 30 pack of PBR? :)

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  • leothelyonleothelyon Posts: 7,564 ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 7, 2019 1:41PM

    That will do! Thank you!

    @kaz said:
    An amazing set. Leo. I am in awe of the time spent and dedication to assemble it. Hats off!

    Actually, I assembled this set though a string of life rejections. Whenever I lost a job which occurred every 2 to 5 years, with time on my hands between jobs, I'd frequent the local coin shops and auctions and sometimes traveled to the larger coin shows. But being totally deaf in one ear and couldn't hear well out the other was the reason I went from one job to another and no employer would ever promote me to a higher position. Never made more that $9.63 an hour. I don't have a pension coming. The military wouldn't take me, heck, they won't even let me serve jury duty but they continue to summon me up. In 2009, I had quad by-pass heart surgery because I smoked cigarettes for a number of years. One thing I can say about all those jobs I had, I never missed a day of work. After heart surgery I worked one more job for a couple months and said the heck with it and centered my time around a lawn mowing service that kept me busy these past 9 years. My cardio, so to speak. I have made a few bucks selling a few of my coins and finally was able to make a down payment on a house in 2013. I waited a long time for that. But I've been at the bottom rung of the ladder every day of my life. So....I should say, to put the time I've spent on this collection in a better prospective, there was Spring and Fall since most summers were usually busy. Maybe some Winter adventuring but not every year. Its been a couple of years since I cherry-picked my last coin, another 1942-D/Horizontal D in MS65 but sold it.
    Also, I've had some prostate testing done and had a 9mm kidney stone removed but I'm good for now. A lot of great things said about this collection and I thank you. Some of you I have replied to by sending a message. Thanks again everyone.
    P. S. I've added pics of an AU58 42D/HorzD, a colorful 1942-D and 47-D. Closeups of the 1952-D, a 1954-S/D and a 1959 with 6 steps. I've also just noticed I had the wrong picture in for the proof-like 41-S. I'll eventually add a few pictures for 1971 to 2003 but not for every date when I bump this collection again. This thing is long enough to view. But if you really love Jefferson nickels........well, here's a link you should enjoy, Felix Schlag, the man himself. Scroll down to Feb.1966. I can only hope this audio recording will inspire you to collect early die state coins for any series as it has certainly reassured my efforts.
    http://www.felixschlag.com/FelixSchlag

    Leo

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    The more qualities observed in a coin, the more desirable that coin becomes!

    My Jefferson Nickel Collection

  • cladkingcladking Posts: 26,251 ✭✭✭✭

    Very nice!!

    ...And lots of steps!

    Tempus fugit.
  • thisistheshowthisistheshow Posts: 1,627 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 9, 2018 6:23PM

    Thank you for taking the time to share this with us.

    I learned a lot by reading this.

    Thank you again. Great content.

  • bolivarshagnastybolivarshagnasty Posts: 5,456 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Lot of great looking Jeffersons! To whom did you sell the 67FS coins to? All three to the same collector?

  • tychojoetychojoe Posts: 1,330 ✭✭✭
    edited November 9, 2018 7:12PM

    Really enjoying reading your post. So far I’ve gotten to the lathe-cut marks on the rim of an EDS. To be continued!

    Are you a machinist?

  • leothelyonleothelyon Posts: 7,564 ✭✭✭✭

    @tychojoe said:
    Really enjoying reading your post. So far I’ve gotten to the lathe-cut marks on the rim of an EDS. To be continued!

    Are you a machinist?

    No.....but had a semester of it in college, late 1970's. Should I have become one?

    The more qualities observed in a coin, the more desirable that coin becomes!

    My Jefferson Nickel Collection

  • BaronVonBaughBaronVonBaugh Posts: 1,593 ✭✭✭

    Great set of coins and information!

    Wanted on BST & I sell on Great Collections
  • PQueuePQueue Posts: 719 ✭✭✭

    Amazing effort and multi-decade dedication. A very impressive set with superb photos. Quite an accomplishment.

  • What an incredible collection this is! I personally like Jefferson nickel cents... Thanks a lot for sharing images and detailed information.. I am sure, a lot of effort has gone into putting together this wonderful collection.. cheers!

  • drei3reedrei3ree Posts: 3,210 ✭✭✭

    @rmorgan said:

    I assume each year you keep adding the current year. Right? Where do you get the current year's coins... from the mint?

    The Mint has perfected the Jefferson nickel. They are all beautiful, but the rare find now days is the one that's not. :wink:

    Beautiful nickels leothelyon, thank you for taking the time to share them with us. I've been collecting Jeffersons since the late 1960's and often feel very lonely in my passion for nickels. :smile:

  • drei3reedrei3ree Posts: 3,210 ✭✭✭

    I'd really like to add a modern silver proof Jefferson to my collection!

  • dlmtortsdlmtorts Posts: 602 ✭✭✭

    Wow! Just, wow!

  • AuroraBorealisAuroraBorealis Posts: 3,565 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Congrats and a great presentation! AB

  • OldEastsideOldEastside Posts: 4,348 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's about time you show off your stuff, Great Post Leo

    Steve

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  • georgiacop50georgiacop50 Posts: 2,850 ✭✭✭✭

    TTT cuz these are great coins and Leo put a lot of effort into this post!

  • Thank you for sharing. Great collection. Jeffs from circulation got me into the hobby in the late 1970s.

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  • Aspie_RoccoAspie_Rocco Posts: 2,256 ✭✭✭✭✭

    As Jefferson Nickels are my favorite coin, this is one of my favorite threads for a visual feast.

  • SeattleSlammerSeattleSlammer Posts: 8,805 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow. Impressive! :star:

  • ColonialcoinColonialcoin Posts: 552 ✭✭✭✭

    In a word, WOW!

  • leothelyonleothelyon Posts: 7,564 ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 21, 2018 1:16AM

    You people definitely know high quality coins. No nonsense coins in this set. This presentation has always been in the works, always trying to find a way to show off quality and to cross the paths of others with like minds. The thrill of the hunt for exceptional coins never changes. Be sure to listen to Felix Schlag's audio http://www.felixschlag.com/FelixSchlag (Scroll down to Feb.1966) and watch the, "How they make coins" video. This video actually shows them cutting the 1938 master hub. https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=how+coins+are+made&&view=detail&mid=4DBC86B1D5C99F8470A84DBC86B1D5C99F8470A8&rvsmid=9DBF4FB84F1CE988510B9DBF4FB84F1CE988510B&FORM=VDQVAP

    Leo

    The more qualities observed in a coin, the more desirable that coin becomes!

    My Jefferson Nickel Collection

  • HemisphericalHemispherical Posts: 6,143 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for the video @leothelyon.

  • santinidollarsantinidollar Posts: 367 ✭✭✭✭

    It took me about six visits to get through your initial missive, but I have to say the time was well worth it. That is one marvelous collection. Thanks for sharing it!

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