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'Dem buffalos...

KccoinKccoin Posts: 1,086 ✭✭✭✭✭

...have really been growing on me. I had never understood why they are such a popular series until the past six months or so.
Here are three wild coins I had rounded up on a summer vacation. Guess the grade, give your opinion, or feel free to post a bufflao nickel of your own


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    HallcoHallco Posts: 3,628 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I collected them for a long time. The only coin I "Almost" had a full set of. Trying really hard not to go back to them because I know they are addictive. I tell myself I will buy just one or 2, but I know that's just a gateway again LOL! Yours are great.

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    Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,746 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The horns and eyes on the 2nd and 3rd buffalos are sharp. You can't buy just one. I so agree. Peace Roy

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    SmudgeSmudge Posts: 9,336 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Must resist, must resist, must resist.

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    BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,447 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 8, 2018 6:05PM
    1. 63 65 Top to bottom.

    Pete

    "I tell them there's no problems.....only solutions" - John Lennon
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    rainbowroosierainbowroosie Posts: 4,874 ✭✭✭✭

    In order, 21, 13d, 13s. All are decent coins.

    "You keep your 1804 dollar and 1822 half eagle -- give me rainbow roosies in MS68."
    rainbowroosie April 1, 2003
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    TaurusTaurus Posts: 27 ✭✭

    Gosh, there's been some gorgeous buffalo nickels on the forum recently. I know gorgeous isn't a technical grade but it's the first word that comes to mind. Yeah, must resist....or not. Either way I really appreciate seeing them all.

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    BUFFNIXXBUFFNIXX Posts: 2,706 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here is my favorite....

    Collector of Buffalo Nickels and other 20th century United States Coinage
    a.k.a "The BUFFINATOR"
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    BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,447 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That 1913 is a DEE-FECTIVE coin. I'd have ta get me a better example. ;)

    Pete

    "I tell them there's no problems.....only solutions" - John Lennon
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    BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,447 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That 1916 is counterfeit! They don't strike up THAT good...................

    Pete

    "I tell them there's no problems.....only solutions" - John Lennon
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    BUFFNIXXBUFFNIXX Posts: 2,706 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ha Ha Ha!!!!

    Collector of Buffalo Nickels and other 20th century United States Coinage
    a.k.a "The BUFFINATOR"
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    gripgrip Posts: 9,962 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Never seen liberty struck up like that.

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    BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,447 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @grip said:
    Never seen liberty struck up like that.

    That's because the whole obverse was redone in 1916 to strengthen the date and LIBERTY.

    Pete

    "I tell them there's no problems.....only solutions" - John Lennon
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    ad4400ad4400 Posts: 2,057 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 19, 2018 6:26PM

    Nicely matched pieces. I’d go with 63 on all three of them. My set has been ‘done’ for a couple years but can’t help myself from looking for upgrades or variety. Here is one I found in the wild this summer that was just attributed as a two feather.

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    SeattleSlammerSeattleSlammer Posts: 9,962 ✭✭✭✭✭

    nice ones kc

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    Type2Type2 Posts: 13,985 ✭✭✭✭✭





    Hoard the keys.
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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BUFFNIXX.... Wow... that '16 Reverse may be the best struck Buffalo I have ever seen.... sure is amazing.... Cheers, RickO

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    koynekwestkoynekwest Posts: 10,048 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is a lovely group of Buffs, Kyle.

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    BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,447 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Type2: I like that 15-P a lot! The heavy clash makes it look like Iron Tail forgot to shave.

    Pete

    "I tell them there's no problems.....only solutions" - John Lennon
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    KccoinKccoin Posts: 1,086 ✭✭✭✭✭

    thread bump. here are two I was able to grab at small show last month



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    KyleKyle Posts: 1,821 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here's another one I bought recently.

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    KccoinKccoin Posts: 1,086 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Kyle said:
    Here's another one I bought recently.

    very nice. Love the color!

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    ParadisefoundParadisefound Posts: 8,588 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I love mine too .....

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    ParadisefoundParadisefound Posts: 8,588 ✭✭✭✭✭

    <3 +1

    @BuffaloIronTail said:
    64. 63 65 Top to bottom.

    Pete

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    bobsrbobsr Posts: 392 ✭✭✭✭

    Hey Kccoin is that 1916 a DDO. the date sure looks DD. A lot of really beautiful coins shown here.
    Bob Sr CEO Fieldtechs

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    ponderitponderit Posts: 1,543 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 17, 2018 3:59PM

    My contribution


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    koynekwestkoynekwest Posts: 10,048 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A few more. The '38-D is fully prooflike.



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    ponderitponderit Posts: 1,543 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very beautiful Buffs being posted. Here's another of mine

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    ponderitponderit Posts: 1,543 ✭✭✭✭✭

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    OnWithTheHuntOnWithTheHunt Posts: 1,188 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 18, 2018 1:21PM

    1930 5-leg

    Proud recipient of the coveted "You Suck Award" (9/3/10).
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    koynekwestkoynekwest Posts: 10,048 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Aspie_Rocco said:
    DDO
    Just back from our host

    That '30-S is a nice Class VI DDO. Yours is a nice one!

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    BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,447 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @koynekwest said:

    @Aspie_Rocco said:
    DDO
    Just back from our host

    That '30-S is a nice Class VI DDO. Yours is a nice one!

    Nice and clean fields, and a fully formed top feather to boot!

    Even Danno would like to "Book it".

    Pete

    "I tell them there's no problems.....only solutions" - John Lennon
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    koynekwestkoynekwest Posts: 10,048 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Pete-

    Every example of this variety that I've seen in XF or better shows a far above average strike.

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    GRANDAMGRANDAM Posts: 8,411 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This coin is in the mail and I should have in-hand tomorrow.

    PCGS MS67+ 1938-D Buffalo Nickel

    GrandAm :)
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    ponderitponderit Posts: 1,543 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I picked this one raw many years ago


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    KccoinKccoin Posts: 1,086 ✭✭✭✭✭

    wow very nice coins getting posted

    @clarkbar04 Love the pastel colors on your '28. Can't say I have seen that before

    @koynekwest dare I call your 38-d a moose? for it is clearly a buffalo

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    Timbuk3Timbuk3 Posts: 11,658 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here's my Buffalo, or is it a Bison. You decide. Thanks !!! :)

    Timbuk3
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    KccoinKccoin Posts: 1,086 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 19, 2018 12:20AM

    @Timbuk3 said:
    Here's my Buffalo, or is it a Bison. You decide. Thanks !!! :)

    buffalo, bison ; tomatoe, tomatoh , its all good. Thanks for sharing!
    good looking note

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    KccoinKccoin Posts: 1,086 ✭✭✭✭✭


    the herd goes bump in the night

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    KccoinKccoin Posts: 1,086 ✭✭✭✭✭

    these were wild. Anyone else have any new coins?


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    crazyhounddogcrazyhounddog Posts: 13,899 ✭✭✭✭✭

    65
    64
    65




    The bitterness of "Poor Quality" is remembered long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.
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    KccoinKccoin Posts: 1,086 ✭✭✭✭✭

    wow @crazyhounddog your '13 - 1 looks super gemmy

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    Dave99BDave99B Posts: 8,414 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They have REALLY grown on me as well. Don't own a single coin, but I've pondered building a set, maybe in 63/64. Beautiful coins! Americana at it's best.

    P.S.
    Short Buffalo story... God's honest truth. I was in a gas station about 15 years ago in Bellevue, WA. The guy ahead of me bought a pack of cigs. He paid in exact change...some dollar bills and a 6 or 7 Buffalo nickels! I got a quick look...they all looked VG or worse. Heavily worn. The dude (30-ish) walked out and I quickly asked the cashier "I'll buy those". Answer: "Nope", as he slid them directly into his pocket.

    WTH???

    Dave

    Always looking for original, better date VF20-VF35 Barber quarters and halves, and a quality beer.
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    crazyhounddogcrazyhounddog Posts: 13,899 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Kccoin said:
    wow @crazyhounddog your '13 - 1 looks super gemmy

    Thank you. It’s one of my favorites. It’s graded at 66 but it’s always looked way better than the grade assigned to me.
    Thanks again for the complement 😉
    Joe

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    olympicsosolympicsos Posts: 720 ✭✭✭✭

    @Hallco said:
    I collected them for a long time. The only coin I "Almost" had a full set of. Trying really hard not to go back to them because I know they are addictive. I tell myself I will buy just one or 2, but I know that's just a gateway again LOL! Yours are great.

    They're the best executed of the renaissance designs as Jim Fraser had control over much of the process, more so than the other artists did.

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    CircCamCircCam Posts: 246 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Man, I miss seeing Julian (kccoin) at shows. He had a great eye for original skins too. RIP Brother

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