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Both the Philly and Denver nickels in 1960 were poorly struck as a whole. Good examples are hard to find. Full step coins are very rare. I believe NGC shows only 9 graded FS coins from Philly and 0 from Denver across all grades. I would say your coins are probably UNC. 

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Here are my examples of 1960 P MS655FS and a 1960 D MS67 for comparison. Not the greatest looking coins by any means.

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On 7/31/2021 at 6:42 PM, Lem E said:

Here are my examples of 1960 P MS655FS and a 1960 D MS67 for comparison.

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Thanks Lem ;) I had a feeling they were UNC after looking again and your MS coins look the same as the ones I have been looking at in my roll. I did find some with Die chips in the date ? looks kinda cool. I did some searching but have not found any to compare them to yet.hm

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On 7/31/2021 at 6:49 PM, VKurtB said:

The entire late 1950’s to early 1960’s range is pretty unimpressive. 

Ya Kurt They all look like they were swept up off the floor and put in a bag . and Full steps are so hard to find in the older Nickels here is my MS 66 and it is not quite there

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On 7/31/2021 at 5:49 PM, VKurtB said:

The entire late 1950’s to early 1960’s range is pretty unimpressive. 

Agreed.

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when I was putting together my Jefferson set I would go to my favorite coin shop and sit for a couple hours at a time sorting through fifties and sixties nickels. One day the owner says "you won't find a full step coin, you know". I answered "full step!? I will settle for full windows!"

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One of the coin shops here had a box of 2003-D Jefferson nickel mint rolls on their counter. Purchased a roll for $6. Maybe one or two maybe MS66+ FS. The listed value is $250 at that grade, and only two have graded at MS67FS with a $1,800 valuation. It is tempting, but have so far resisted submitting.

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Believe it or not, that 1960 P MS655FS coin has a NGC value of $1800 and the 1960 D at MS67 is $500. I would really go through that roll JP and see if you have anything that looks good. 

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On 7/31/2021 at 9:59 PM, Lem E said:

Believe it or not, that 1960 P MS655FS coin has a NGC value of $1800 and the 1960 D at MS67 is $500. I would really go through that roll JP and see if you have anything that looks good. 

Ya Lem I may have to look again. The price drops off so fast a MS 65 is $30 not worth grading a 65 or less a MS66 is $130 it is hard to judge with all the bag contact marks it may be tough to find a 67 but I will pick the ones that I think will grade 66 or 67 and post it and see what you guys think  

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