Old nickle

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Got this old nickle in change at the local coffee shop today.
 

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goldencoin

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Nice semi key date! Keep a hold of it!

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goldencoin said:
Nice semi key date! Keep a hold of it!

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I don't have a lot of knowledge about coins, what makes it a semi key date?

It's pretty dirty, should I put it in some soapy water?
 

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The 38D is semi key because it is one of the harder dates/mints to find. That particular nickel has a mintage of a little over 5 million, and is worth about a dollar or so. I would leave it as it is, cleaning coins is usually not advisable, but a soft cleaning of soap and water may help clean the grime away. Hope this helps!

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first year of the "new" jefferson nickle 1938 D -- was the buffalo nickle before that -- a small number made 5 million --so if one collects "jefferson nickles" -- it is a hard one to find to "complete the set" -- key date /mint mark are coins are often very very hard to find (often made in very very low numbers--very rare and very hard to find - thus they tend to have "collectors" value )--semi key date /mint mark are are somewhat hard to find (made in fairly low numbers-- they have some "collectors value" )
 
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Try EBay...prices run from $3 to about $50...

There's no silver content until 1942 thru 1945...

Still worth keeping
 

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