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GTG'er 1937 Buffalo Nickel

USSID17USSID17 Posts: 1,264 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited April 13, 2021 2:26PM in U.S. Coin Forum

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  • coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,384 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Too much glare from the harsh lighting to judge the luster, the strike says MS65 but that is all I can say.

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  • USSID17USSID17 Posts: 1,264 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @coinbuf said:
    Too much glare from the harsh lighting to judge the luster, the strike says MS65 but that is all I can say.

    Thanks! Sorry, these are the best pictures I could take. But you already answered my question.

  • clarkbar04clarkbar04 Posts: 4,895 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks 66.

    MS66 taste on an MS63 budget.
  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 11,056 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Based on those pictures, I think it’s just as likely the coin is AU, as it is 65 or better.

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  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,592 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'll guess 64.

  • CalifornianKingCalifornianKing Posts: 1,258 ✭✭✭✭

    MS65. It's impossible to tell with those photos. 50/50 chance of it being high AU as MFeld said.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like wear, hidden by the glare....Maybe, maybe not.... High AU... Cheers, RickO

  • BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,331 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Jimnight said:
    I'll guess 64.

    You beat me to it. I like it as 64 too.

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  • USSID17USSID17 Posts: 1,264 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think I got ripped-off!! Although, I hear these things are difficult to grade. That, or I went to the wrong TPG'er!! :D

  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 11,056 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @USSID17 said:
    I think I got ripped-off!! Although, I hear these things are difficult to grade. That, or I went to the wrong TPG'er!! :D

    That’s not an especially difficult coin to grade, but your images don’t allow for meaningful grade guesses.
    Why did you submit it for grading?

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

  • USSID17USSID17 Posts: 1,264 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MFeld said:

    @USSID17 said:
    I think I got ripped-off!! Although, I hear these things are difficult to grade. That, or I went to the wrong TPG'er!! :D

    Why did you submit it for grading?

    You're right, why submit it for grading... My inexperience! I thought it would come back Mid-Mint State but even with that, the off-setting cost of grading wasn't smart! I was also testing my non-professional grading skills. I think I'm learning the hard way!! :s

  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 11,056 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @USSID17 said:

    @MFeld said:

    @USSID17 said:
    I think I got ripped-off!! Although, I hear these things are difficult to grade. That, or I went to the wrong TPG'er!! :D

    ball.

    Why did you submit it for grading?

    You're right, why submit it for grading... My inexperience! I thought it would come back Mid-Mint State but even with that, the off-setting cost of grading wasn't smart! I was also testing my non-professional grading skills. I think I'm learning the hard way!! :s

    Better to learn the hard way than not at all. 👍

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,474 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 15, 2021 4:37PM

    @USSID17 said:

    You're right, why submit it for grading... My inexperience! I thought it would come back Mid-Mint State but even with that, the off-setting cost of grading wasn't smart! I was also testing my non-professional grading skills. I think I'm learning the hard way!! :s

    It's much better to pay your "tuition" on grading fees taking a stab at common date MS Buffalo Nickels than jumping in with both feet and a boat anchor and trying to cherry pick MS Trade Dollars or SLD's... I've see people pay dearly for the experience you just had... welcome to The Club!

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  • CoinscratchCoinscratch Posts: 7,396 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 15, 2021 7:07PM

    In my opinion it’s the only way to learn. If someone would have sat down with me and said this is a coin that you have graded and this is one that you do not. I’m sure I still would have made most of the same mistakes.
    Unless of course it was full time at
    The Feld Numismatic Society
    But who can afford that :D

  • RelaxnRelaxn Posts: 814 ✭✭✭✭

    @USSID17 said:

    @MFeld said:

    @USSID17 said:
    I think I got ripped-off!! Although, I hear these things are difficult to grade. That, or I went to the wrong TPG'er!! :D

    Why did you submit it for grading?

    You're right, why submit it for grading... My inexperience! I thought it would come back Mid-Mint State but even with that, the off-setting cost of grading wasn't smart! I was also testing my non-professional grading skills. I think I'm learning the hard way!! :s

    This is an inexpensive tuition and a great way to learn. If you do not befriend a more experienced numismatist that can mentor you in grading then sending in coins from time.to.time to hone grading skills is not a bad exercise...
    There are great books out there for each series that can also help you learn to grade.

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