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Buffalo Nickel known errors for 1926

I'm by no means a collector, even though the more I read the more intriguing it gets. But I'm looking for more info on my nickel so all and any help would be appreciated ![](https://us.v-cdn.net/6027503/upload
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  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 30,304 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There's no such thing as "known errors". Errors are random occurrences. Are you asking about varieties?

    I see nothing special about that coin.

  • To me it is double stamped or whatever terminology u use. Around the 5 o'clock mark. And the date looks funky where the 9 should be

  • VetterVetter Posts: 745 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just a well worn 95 year old coin. Not a variety or error. Worth around .50 cents.

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  • Type2Type2 Posts: 13,985 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Aaa yes the hard to find 1926 worn Buffalo nickel error trick.

    Hoard the keys.
  • So u are saying it is a phony. But fill me in on the trick

  • OldhoopsterOldhoopster Posts: 2,930 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sorry, but it's only a well circulated nickel. It's not a doubled die or any other type of error/variety

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  • You guys are a hard bunch to please u can clearly see where it was hit twice or off centered

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 30,304 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Ajcrawley said:
    To me it is double stamped or whatever terminology u use. Around the 5 o'clock mark. And the date looks funky where the 9 should be

    That would be an error. Errors are one off. So, as I said, there no listing of them for a given date.

    That said, your coin is not an error or a variety.

  • Plus the date, the 9 should come straight down on this one it looks like the 2 beside it

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 30,304 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Ajcrawley said:
    You guys are a hard bunch to please u can clearly see where it was hit twice

    That's just normal circulation wear. It is not double struck. The whole image would then be doubled.

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

    I really would like to tell you that you found a doubled die. Good eye, but if you look at the area in and around and below the date, you can see the wear creeping up to the date.

    The whole area has been compromised by wear, and the date being so close to the rim is vulnerable to wear that will flatten it out.

    That's what I think you have.

    It would be nice to find a 1926 with an earlier and less worn surface to compare yours to.

    By the way, is there a mintmark? It would be on the reverse under FIVE CENTS, and would be either a D or an S.


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  • I see a line around the edge at 5:00, likely caused by a wrapping machine. It does not appear to be double struck. The 9 in the date does not come straight down on any buffalo nickel. They all have a curve at the bottom, like a candy cane.

    Young Numismatist

  • crazyhounddogcrazyhounddog Posts: 13,672 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Generally when asking about an error or a variety both side of the coin would be nice to see. Just to go along with what the seasoned collectors that have chime in already told you is that this nickel you are showing is nothing more than a extremely worn down example. It shows no sign, that I can see, that would make me think it’s anything else but that.
    Keep at it. Don’t be discouraged cause if you don’t look you’ll never find anything 😉

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  • yosclimberyosclimber Posts: 4,461 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 9, 2021 6:38PM

    Many known doubled die varieties for Buffalo Nickels are shown with photos and descriptions here:
    For 1926, only one is shown, and it is subtle.
    Usually it takes a very high grade coin to see the doubling, unless it's a dramatic doubled die like the 1916.
    On a well worn coin like yours, the evidence of possible doubling is usually gone.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Ajcrawley.... Welcome aboard. Your coin is not an error or variety. It is a well worn Buffalo nickel. They are great coins, and many people collect them. The members here include the top experts in many fields of coin collecting, and they share their knowledge freely. Rest assured, you will not be led astray. Good luck and I hope you stay with the hobby. Cheers, RickO

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