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Full Step Jefferson Nickels

October 14, 2013 in Coin Grading, Coins, Education, Nickel Coins, Numismatica, Numismatics, USA Coins

October 11, 2013 By Dennis Hengeveld  (http://news.coinupdate.com)

American numismatics is a highly developed collecting area that, especially compared to numismatics of other countries, is way ahead of its time. One area where this is very obvious is the “obsession” that American collectors have with grades. The 1-70 system developed by William Sheldon is uniquely American and only in the past few years has this system spread to other countries, often being received with resentment from old timers and frowned eye-brows (at best) by more open-minded collectors. Yet, American collectors (and grading companies) have gone even further, introducing such grading terms as “Full Bell Lines” and “Full Bands”, indicating the strike and overall quality of certain type of coins. One such designation is “Full Steps”, and in this article we will take a look at this unique designation used when grading Jefferson Nickels.

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