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    proof nickel or not proof

    Today I got a handful of rolls from the bank. I got a few pre 1960s nothing special but upon further checking of the coins I found a 1968s I know some are proofs how do I tell if this is a proof or not

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    ~2013~ CRH GOALS
    8/12 Buffalo Nickels
    13/16 War nickels
    120/250 Wheaties
    0/1 Indian Head
    1/1 Silver dime (american)
    1/4 Troy ounce rounds (bought)

  2. #2
    us
    Apr 2005
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    Not a proof.
    2019 COIN ROLL HUNTING TOTALS!

    Wheats..76
    Buffalos..0
    war nickels.0
    Silv Dimes...-0
    Silv Quarters-0/0
    Barbers-0/0
    Walker 0
    Bens- 0
    Kenn. 90%- 0
    Kenn. 40%- 0
    Proof- 0
    Silv. Proof -0
    Commemorative-0/0

  3. #3
    us
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    I figured as much but h
    What are the signs to look for that would make it proof
    ~2013~ CRH GOALS
    8/12 Buffalo Nickels
    13/16 War nickels
    120/250 Wheaties
    0/1 Indian Head
    1/1 Silver dime (american)
    1/4 Troy ounce rounds (bought)

  4. #4
    us
    Feb 2011
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    a mirrored finish would make it proof, with an S mintmark, of course.
    HH
    BuffaloBoy

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    us
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    Only reason I question it is because when compared to a nickel from the 90's it has a way more defined punch. Did they change the way they punch the coins over the years?
    ~2013~ CRH GOALS
    8/12 Buffalo Nickels
    13/16 War nickels
    120/250 Wheaties
    0/1 Indian Head
    1/1 Silver dime (american)
    1/4 Troy ounce rounds (bought)

  6. #6
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    Mar 2012
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    Here is a proof Nickel next to the Buff I found a while back, it is hard to tell in the pick, but, it will have a frosted image and mirrored back ground on it. HH, Maverick.
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    go to the coin shop, and spend 4 bucks on a clad proof set. then you will now.

    Or just look at pics online for free.

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    Here is an easier image to look at. This is a question I raised awhile back. I found a 1970-S in a box a few months ago.

    Here is a regular business strike '70-S next to a proof '70-S.

    Attachment 710315
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  9. #9
    us
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    It looks as if the proof is more glossy silver where the non proof is more matte and grey. Is this sound correct?
    ~2013~ CRH GOALS
    8/12 Buffalo Nickels
    13/16 War nickels
    120/250 Wheaties
    0/1 Indian Head
    1/1 Silver dime (american)
    1/4 Troy ounce rounds (bought)

  10. #10
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    the fields are reflective - the device is matte

    device = the raised area

    field = the flat area of the coin.

    The mint also makes reverse proofs <-- I am not trying to confuse you!

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    us
    Dec 2012
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    Thanks to all for the help. Happy hunting.
    ~2013~ CRH GOALS
    8/12 Buffalo Nickels
    13/16 War nickels
    120/250 Wheaties
    0/1 Indian Head
    1/1 Silver dime (american)
    1/4 Troy ounce rounds (bought)

  12. #12
    us
    Feb 2012
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    yea the older nickels are punched better. you can search through nickels super fast knowing this, I don't give any nickel the time of day if there isn't high relief
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