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06 Feb 2018

Indian Nickel 1938D or DD

Byzantine Coins | user_9894

One of the nice things about coin collecting is the sharing of finds and information. Another thing is when you can have your spouse interested in coins to give to the grandkids to show what has come before. The monthly coin show, in our area was last Sunday and we like to check it out, then go for brunch.

I found this 1938 D Indian Head Nickel that is supposed to be an rpm. I checked out the Cherrypickers' Guide, but did not find it, sort of. It could be, but then again maybe not. I know, I know, it sounds familiar. There are so many new finds lately that it is mind boggling.  The mint mark, under extreme magnification may be an rpm, but I will leave it to the experts. The date also looks like it may be either a machine doubling or a re-strike. Hard to tell, again I will leave it to the experts.

Comments

Mike B

Level 6

Read my new blog on pictures the technology has really picked up. I use my new phone. I was due for an update my wife brought the new phone home I don't know a thing about it. I did figure how to take a picture and found an $8 macro lens that will help you with your mint mark. Take care .Mike.

user_9894

Level 4

Thanks Mike, the photography can be as much fun as the coin. Hard to get good pics.

Mike B

Level 6

Hi I just looked at the cherry pickers guide volume two. There are five DD over S for this coin. There pretty obvious it's hard to see the the middle of your die. But they list the prices I wouldn't send it in. You have to pay extra for the information you require. So a dealer is the best bet let me know how you make out. Lots of luck Mike.

user_9894

Level 4

Thanks for the advice Mike.

ZanzibarCoins

Level 4

Absolutely gorgeous, well-defined coin! Whether it is RPM or not, it is still a great find! Thanks for sharing!!!

user_9894

Level 4

It's like looking at art for me!

user_74781

Level 3

I just received my Red Book guide to Buffalo and Jefferson nickels yesterday. I tried to do a quick search, but I need more time to read through the book. What a great coin! I am going to start by collecting the 1962-1995 nickels. Again, I'm just a beginner. Thanks for sharing.

user_9894

Level 4

It is very much a fun thing to do. You learn a lot of facts about many different coins and many different varieties.

Conan Barbarian

Level 5

the coin is stunning RPM or not. thanks for sharing

user_9894

Level 4

My lighting was terrible, but when I saw the result, it was awesome.

Kepi

Level 6

I wanted to ask you , is that the true toning on the Nickel? I collect Buffalo Nickels and I can't find very many that have toning on them. Thanks!

user_9894

Level 4

The toning was lighter, but it was there. It is a beautiful coin.

"SUN"

Level 5

Beautiful Buffalo nickel.

user_9894

Level 4

Thanks, It is a coin I am proud to own.

Longstrider

Level 6

That is a beautifully toned coin. I agree with Mike. Take it to a dealer. I would be happy way!!

user_9894

Level 4

I shall.

coin collector

Level 4

have fun with it

user_9894

Level 4

Thanks

CoinLady

Level 6

Beautiful pic. Maybe the variety is too subtle for the human eye!

user_9894

Level 4

You may be correct, I like the coin either way.

Kepi

Level 6

Sounds like you had a fun time! Love that Nickel!!! Thanks for sharing. : )

user_9894

Level 4

Merci!

Mike B

Level 6

Hi. I have a couple of these. A lot of collectors bagged them it was the last year. Take it to a dealer but I wouldn't send it in . They do charge more for that. A smart dealer can tell you. Save some money. I wish my wife was as interested as yours my son is but not the wife. She will enjoy it when I go to that vault in the sky. Thanks for the blog and the picture and the time. Mike.

user_9894

Level 4

Thanks Mike, the photography can be as much fun as the coin. Hard to get good pics.

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