It's Mokie's Blog

05 Nov 2022

The Nickel That Wasn't

| It's Mokie

It’s always fun to research an unusual coin. I had been preparing the auction lots for the May 2023 PAN show when I came across a ?nickel? in a 2X2 flip labeled “1938 Jefferson Prototype”. Hmm, I checked both sides, did not see the word COPY, I checked my pattern book and did not find it pictured so I started hitting the internet and found an example selling on EBAY for an incredible $999.99. Could it be? Had the KidZone found a coin that could finance our operations for the next few years? I could not believe it so I looked for SOLD examples of this 1938 Jefferson prototype and found none.

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