Possible Proof Nickel???
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  1. #1
    Aug 2011
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    Possible Proof Nickel???

    I looked through two boxes of nickels today, both skunks. But I did find this one coin that caught my attention. I think it is a proof because of the proof-like finish and I still can see the stairs on the Monticello. It is a 1954, and there is no mint-mark. Advice appreciated.

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  2. #2
    Feb 2011
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    Re: Possible Proof Nickel???

    Hard to tell based off my my perspective, I think it may just be AU, or BU.
    Nice nickel, definately a keeper!!

  3. #3
    Aug 2011
    476 times

    Re: Possible Proof Nickel???

    hard to tell for sure but it sure looks like a nice one. I think I found what I'm pretty sure is a '61 proof nic last month because it has a real glossy finish also.

    I'm finishing a pretty good nickel box today myself that I started last night and I'll post my results later this weekend.

    Keep on searching & HH

    2014 results:
    Dollars ($150 searched): 1 silver Ike ('76S)
    Halves ($83,984 searched): 65 x 90% (17 Bens, 6 Walkers, 1893 commem), 443 x 40% (2 x '68S, '69S, '70D, '76S), 1 x 80% ('64 Canadian), 4 x '82P no FG's, 2 mag. coins
    Nickels ($2500 searched): 21 silver, 14 buffalos ('13 T1, '24, '26, '27, '28, '30S, '36, '36S & 6 nd's), '39S, '05P bison error
    Cents: 7 wheats ('36, '37, '39, '40, 2 x '41, '43 - all coin counter finds)

    Total silver: 90.8248 ozs

  4. #4

    May 2006
    CO, AZ
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    Re: Possible Proof Nickel???

    I agree with previous poster. I think it is BU. a NICE BU, but BU. Not proof. If you want to know for sure, take it to someone who knows better than us. Go to a coin dealer who might be able to give you the best answer. :-)

    Good luck, and keep hunting those nickels.

  5. #5
    Aug 2011
    31 times
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    Re: Possible Proof Nickel???

    I did take it to a coin dealer, and he said that it was a BU nickel, not a proof. Darn, that would of been my second one in better condition then the first.

  6. #6
    Aug 2008

    Re: Possible Proof Nickel???

    It's still a nice find.



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