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1884 &1885 3 cent nickel-are these proof or MS?

0ronron0ronron Posts: 248 ✭✭✭
edited February 8, 2023 6:34AM in U.S. Coin Forum

I am having a hard time telling the difference between the 2 strikes.
Can anyone help?



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    GaCoinGuyGaCoinGuy Posts: 2,723 ✭✭✭✭

    Not a clue, but they are very nice examples, either way. Hopefully, someone with more expertise in this series will chime in. Assuming they are raw?

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    0ronron0ronron Posts: 248 ✭✭✭

    @GaCoinGuy said:
    Not a clue, but they are very nice examples, either way. Hopefully, someone with more expertise in this series will chime in. Assuming they are raw?

    Correct, raw.

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    rec78rec78 Posts: 5,691 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They appear to be proofs to me.

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    cmerlo1cmerlo1 Posts: 7,891 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Proofs.

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    privatecoinprivatecoin Posts: 3,190 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I lean towards proof.

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    1Bufffan1Bufffan Posts: 620 ✭✭✭

    Very nice well struck pieces!

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    0ronron0ronron Posts: 248 ✭✭✭
    edited February 8, 2023 8:03AM

    Ok, so I found this in the old threads..


    You might be right...

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    MaywoodMaywood Posts: 1,900 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They look like proof issues to me.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They certainly appear to be proof coins... nice detail, square rims.... Very nice. Cheers, RickO

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    dsessomdsessom Posts: 2,212 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They are both proofs. I love those three cent pieces because most people have never seen one and they are great conversation starters.

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    2windy2fish2windy2fish Posts: 817 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I believe proof as well

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    RayboRaybo Posts: 5,273 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1884 & 1885 should say it all.

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,984 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sadly, they are proofs

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    Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,294 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like Impared Proofs.....

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    Batman23Batman23 Posts: 4,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice strong strikes. I'm guessing Proofs

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    IkesTIkesT Posts: 2,594 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Did someone say proofs?

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