I filled the Jefferson Nickel coin folders with pocket change, and was left with a pile of nickels. I tried to select the nicest nickel from any one group of a given year/mint. For now, I am keeping a roll's worth of each coin without regard to grade, unless it's ugly. Starting with 1938 and including 1947, The Red Book provides price guides starting with grade VF-20 to PF-65. Starting with 1948 through1965, the price guide starts with MS-60. After 1965 it drops MS-60. From this, I assume the following:
1. Save every Nickel dated between 1938 - 1947;
2. Only save 1948 - 1964 with grades MS-60 or better;
3. Only save 1965 or newer with grades of MS-63 or better.
I know each individual has to decide on their collecting modus operandi, but I would like to know what you think.