James G. Berline

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  1. Good Morning Rick' its been awhile' glad to hear your still collecting nickels'. What's make this series so special is so many types to choose from' hope you find some exciting coins in your search',,,,,,, you grab those original rolls of whats left' out there. Happy hunting my friend' Jim
  2. James G. Berline

    REAL OR FAKE?

    Very nice photos' I'm pulling for ya' good luck in finding your answer',,,,,,
  3. To NGC and Staff members, I wanted to get back to you for such a nice write-up you did featuring my Jefferson collection. I've often known I made no mistake selecting this company where the quality service is often the deciding factor. The members who put this together 'Thanks so much' it means alot. This was a very exciting journey for me- so many ways to collect in this series'I wanted to get a little of each type. As much as I'd of loved to complete this collection'due to my health issues-it would be very difficult for me now. However' I will keep checking back to view the new players in the Ngc Registy'- I enjoy reading their journals excited when finding a particular nickel. I wish all at Ngc the very best and I look forward to staying in touch with you. Respectively' James G. Berline PS: I'd love to hear from my old friends and new' text me when you get the time. (attachment of my collection-safely secured in safe deposit box) > My Email: jb857450@charter.net
  4. Good morning fellow Jefferson collectors' [ an just to let you all know' its been many years since I've visited here' so pls bear with me.] Noticing Mason254 post' about the 1942 Jefferson? It looks like a type I 1942 where very few were minted' I'm leaving my url for you to visit- describing it more in detail,,,, I hope that this eliminates any problems about this coin. James G. Berline / ( https://coins.www.collectors-society.com/WCM/CoinView.aspx?PeopleSetCoinID=1227668 )
  5. Hang in there Ricky' it should be all worked out before to long,,,,,
  6. James G. Berline

    Confused

    I'm also hoping will put the Journal format back the way it was before . As I see it > 'NGC' has done nothing wrong' with wanting to make something look better' which they done very well in the registry' however > that does bring 'risk and sometimes backfires' in this case. Did I leave anything out,,,,,?
  7. I know what your saying'but believe me- There are collectors out there' if they want that certain coin bad enough, they will pay moon money to get it. That's regardless if it's toned or not.
  8. good morning Doug,,,, how have you been,,? An yes' these 2 I just posted are really nice looking coins. I was also searching for that 1939 rev of 38' in a fullstep' but realized it may take years before I'd get that lucky in finding one. Good luck in your search' you're going to need it! The 39-S Rev of 40' in MS67 that I just posted was a real treat in finding that one' I've been search probably 6 to 7 years looking for one like that. An yes, It would've been fantastic to find one like that in a fullstep as well, but I settled for this one. I wanted to have all MS-67's in all the Reverses' ,,, I finally got there,,,, Anyways' thanks for touching base with me' on the Jeffs' its getting pretty thin trying to find anyone in our area of interest. Does Paul (Lehigh) ever come in an visit? You have a great day my friend' Jim Berline
  9. The Philadelphia mint generated a whopping 120 million nickels in 1939 but only about 10% of them were with the reverse of 1938. The 1939-P Jefferson had such a huge mintage where it clearly reflects that both the obverse and reverse master hubs were revised from the 1938 coinage,the obverse at the beginning of 1939 and the reverse a little later.Searching for 1939-P Rev of 38 nickels are relatively scarce across allgrades,heavily worn pieces are mostly indistinguishable as to their reverse subtype, full steps are extremely rare. ------------------------------------------------------------ Jaime Hernandez: In 1939, the Mint struck 1939 Jefferson nickels with two different reverse designs.The first design isreferred to as a Reverse of 1938. The second design is referred to as a Rev of 1940. The transition took place due to minor flaws on the reverse design. The original design had weak and curved step details on the Monticello building located on the reverse design of the coin. The easiestplace to notice the curving on the steps is on the center below the last step on the Monticello, where it curves significantly compared to the new design. Therefore, on the new design or the 1939 Reverse of 1940 the design displays sharper details and straighter set steps on the Monticello building on the reverse of the coin. The 1939 Jefferson nickel with a Reverse of 1938 must have been produced for a very short period of time, since it is scarcer of the two different reverse varieties. It is important to consider that distribution of which reverses were used by each mint vary greatly.Philadelphia mint generated a whopping 120 million nickels in 1939 where only about 10% were with the reverse of 1938. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.
  10. The Reverse of 1940 just doesnt measure up in quality like the Reverse of 1938 from the San Francisco Mint. Most in this type the dies were worn and just didnt show eye appeal that well. It has been quite sometime since my last post but I had to show this beautiful coin. This was haunting me for years trying to find one in this grade. When I came across this 1939-S Reverse of 40 in MS-67 grade I had to take that second look. Why this particular coin is special to me is because of the rare quality condition and luster it shows. B. Nagengast These coins are not as nice as the reverse of 1938 most often seen with an off-luster with worn dies and weak strikes. Gem coins are quite rare. Ron Guth As a date, the 1939-S is attractive because of its low mintage. The Reverse of 1940 is even more attractive because, compared to the Reverse of 1938, the former is almost ten times as rare as the latter. The typical grade for this variety is MS65, and the finest example certified by PCGS is a single MS67. As of Sept 2016 PCGS POP Total Certified 221 / MS-67 (1) NGC POP Total Certified 94 / (4) in MS-67 with (1) MS67-FS! To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.