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25 Nov 2016

1969 D Jefferson Nickels

| user_49486

while coin roll hunting i came across these 2 Jefferson nickels from the Denver mint. The rest of the coin looks similar to each other but when it comes to the mint mark they are in two different spots, as you can see. One of the mint marks is in the corner between Jefferson and the rim while the other is more centered.

i tried looking through the internet to find any information about these 2 varieties but came out blank. i am wondering if any of the readers have also noticed this with this coin or a similar scenario where there are 2 coins from the same date and mint but there is a slight difference between them (that seems like no one else spotted [in other words no information about this difference])

i know that, like the 1999 and 1992 penny there is the wide and close "AM" so i am wondering if this is similar to that case.

Comments

Mike

Level 7

Keep looking numinerd9 is on the money . It's good information take my word! Thanks

Mike

Level 7

Here's an idea buy the cherry pickers guide volume one. It comes cents up to nickels. Volume two is not out yet that takes it from half dime's to the dollars and commens

user_7180

Level 5

If it is interesting to you then try to collect as many different location "D" mintmarks as you can. That would then be an interesting collection.

Longstrider

Level 6

I agree with most people. Hand punched mint marks. Worth checking further though. Thanks and good luck!!

CMCC

Level 5

The mintmarks were hand punched. Normally the value is not affected, but some rare varieties have the mintmark way down or over on Jefferson. There is a 1975-D variety like that.

Numinerd9

Level 5

The 1975-D with the high-punched mintmark is included in the Red Book - no pricing info, but it is pictured (pg. 139 of the 2017 edition.) It is not considered a "Cherrypickers' Guide" die variety at the moment, but that would never stop me from looking for one of these. (As much as I love the CPG it just can't include every single variety out there - which makes the hunt for true varieties that much more fun and rewarding!) I believe QDB was offering a $1K bounty/reward for a high- grade specimen but this offer may have expired. Cut and paste this Coin World article in your browser to learn more: http://www.coinworld.com/news/us-coins/2015/12/jefferson-nickel-denver-mint-mark-varieties-bowers.all.html

"SUN"

Level 6

They hand punch the "D" on the die, so they will appear in different places. No added value, just interesting topic.

user_49486

Level 3

thanks for letting me know

Mike

Level 7

I don't believe the location of the mint mark means anything unless it's on the other side. They do not list all varieties. Especially those that are of a small type but check the other book like 9073 says. Who knows these days! Take care hope you had a good day.

user_9073

Level 5

Try contacting Bill Fivaz, author or The Cherrypickers' Guide. It is not in my 5th edition. It might be in the 6th edition. If it is a new variety you would be added to his "credits and acknowledgment" section.

user_49486

Level 3

thank you for the advice, i just contacted him

user_49486

Level 3

i am still trying to get better grades of each example

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