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1918 buff newP with CHD images

ad4400ad4400 Posts: 2,013 ✭✭✭✭✭

This one was an early happy birthday to me pickup, and like the 14-D I shared recently, wasn't a date I was actively pursuing. The 1918 is certainly one of the better Philly dates in the series, according to the books, my own experiences, and several folks on these boards I correspond with, which was among the last philly dates they filled, or are still on the search for.

The incumbent 1918 I bought many moons ago from Angel Dees at a Baltimore show, a 64 in OGH that I thought enough about to submit for reconsideration at one point (no dice). I sprung for this one as it has more prominent toning that has become a better match for my set over the years. While the 1918-P isn't known as being particularly strike deficient, this one is nicely and deeply imprinted on the obverse. The reverse is all about the color, with some very nice rainbow bands and a more overall amber look than the image suggests.

Comments welcome. Would love to see those other 1918 buffalo nickels from other members too!


  • ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,180 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 5, 2022 9:38PM

    Nice color and strike on that one.
    Here's mine, also a 64. I cracked it out of a PCI holder and sent to PCGS.

    Collector, occasional seller

  • ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,180 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not sure if you did as well, but I had a hard time finding a 1918 that I liked.

    Collector, occasional seller

  • ParadisefoundParadisefound Posts: 8,587 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ad4400 that is a beautiful buff for your early birthday gift!
    Any chance of receiving another coin ON your birthday? ☺️

  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 44,847 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What is CHD?

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  • Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 10,878 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice example!

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  • gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,172 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @PerryHall said:
    What is CHD?


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  • BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,340 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The OP coin shows clearly one the Mints efforts to strengthen the date on Buffalo Nickels early on. The 8 in the date is bolder and slightly larger than the other numerals.

    Nothing that was done fixed the problem, and this "remedy" only saved the last 2 numbers from oblivion.


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  • BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,340 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ChrisH821 said:
    Not sure if you did as well, but I had a hard time finding a 1918 that I liked.

    You can find a nice example if you look around for awhile. A good percentage (but not all) of them come with a poorly defined knot and central details.


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  • crazyhounddogcrazyhounddog Posts: 13,674 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I find your 18 very attractive.

    Here’s mine.

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  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 8,710 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You go, CAHD!

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  • FullHornFullHorn Posts: 1,118 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here is mine. A lower tier than the above posters.

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