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I finished my Buffalo Nickel set!

JoeLewisJoeLewis Posts: 1,898 ✭✭✭✭

I decided not to include the 1918-D/17, 1937-D 3 legged, and 1938-D/S. Just a regular date/mm set. I had a blast getting back to raw album collecting, and I really like the LOC albums.









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  • alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,089 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Congrats, must have been a lot of fun
    What's next?

  • erwindocerwindoc Posts: 4,768 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Congrats! Now upgrade time!!!

  • LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    what was the last coin(s) to go in?

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  • jedmjedm Posts: 2,872 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks great! That was one of the first sets I built and I had fun with it. My last one was the '13S type 2, which one was yours?

  • JoeLewisJoeLewis Posts: 1,898 ✭✭✭✭

    @LanceNewmanOCC said:
    what was the last coin(s) to go in?

    13 D and S type 1, 13 D and S type 2, and 14 D.

    I bought those at Long Beach

  • JoeLewisJoeLewis Posts: 1,898 ✭✭✭✭

    @alaura22 said:
    Congrats, must have been a lot of fun
    What's next?

    Either VG-VF Barber Halves, or a type set.

    I also like the idea of doing a set of British Shillings from each king/queen. I know nothing about coins from England having been strictly a US coin collector, so some book learnin’ is in order before starting that set.

  • JoeLewisJoeLewis Posts: 1,898 ✭✭✭✭

    @erwindoc said:
    Congrats! Now upgrade time!!!

    I’d drive myself crazy doing that!

  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 8,713 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Congrats, great statement for a collector. I finished my 3rd set a couple of years ago and still can't stop buying them. Love me some buffs.
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  • alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,089 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JoeLewis said:

    @alaura22 said:
    Congrats, must have been a lot of fun
    What's next?

    Either VG-VF Barber Halves, or a type set.

    I also like the idea of doing a set of British Shillings from each king/queen. I know nothing about coins from England having been strictly a US coin collector, so some book learnin’ is in order before starting that set.

    I vote for a type set, many to choose from
    Good luck

  • ChangeInHistoryChangeInHistory Posts: 2,970 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 9, 2022 3:41PM

    Nice set of Buffaloes in an old vintage album, good to see. Congrats!

  • TriPodBuffaloTriPodBuffalo Posts: 103 ✭✭✭

    Very nice herd of Buffalos. Congrats!

  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,294 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Your set is spectacular! I especially liked the 1915, 1916-D and 1916-S from how I interpreted the images. It was truly delightful to see a well-matched set in a vintage holder. Great job.

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  • Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 3,981 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice matched set in a great looking album!

    Mr_Spud

  • JoeLewisJoeLewis Posts: 1,898 ✭✭✭✭

    @TomB said:
    Your set is spectacular! I especially liked the 1915, 1916-D and 1916-S from how I interpreted the images. It was truly delightful to see a well-matched set in a vintage holder. Great job.

    Thanks!

  • coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,403 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Congrats!! I too am a fan of that album style.

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  • RayboRaybo Posts: 5,238 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Album+ circulated= <3

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

    Nice Set.

  • dbldie55dbldie55 Posts: 7,712 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Still enjoy Album collecting. I searched for an older Dansco Buffalo album which did not include the 18/7 or 37 3-leg slots. So it is 100% complete.

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  • EstilEstil Posts: 6,695 ✭✭✭✭

    Well you sure are ready to help calm down a lot of astronauts! You know, that line from Armageddon where Truman (not the President) promises a Buffalo nickel if he'd calm down just a little bit?

    I actually do have three Buffalos of my own...one my grandma had, and two I found roll hunting (sadly one of those didn't have the year on it)...as for the one with the year on it especially I can't believe someone was actually crazy enough to spend one at face value. I mean I always thought even among non-coin collectors Buffalo nickels were a big fan favorite and American icon.

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

    Congrats 🎊🍾 🎈 @JoeLewis How long did it take to complete?

  • VetterVetter Posts: 747 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well done! Nice set.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JoeLewis... Congratulations on a great set. Really nice display and I like those albums. Cheers, RickO

  • KliaoKliao Posts: 5,370 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Congrats! Great looking set.

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  • JoeLewisJoeLewis Posts: 1,898 ✭✭✭✭

    @Paradisefound said:
    Congrats 🎊🍾 🎈 @JoeLewis How long did it take to complete?

    Thanks. Just two months. Couple coin shows where I got to look through A TON of coins helped. I also went down to my LCS and sat for an hour going through their boxes of Buffalo nickels. I was really trying to find a particular common look for these.

    I’m so used to buying PCGS coins online. It was a totally different experience with these raw buffalos. I did buy some on eBay, but really wanted to try to get back to how I used to collect as a kid (aside from collecting from change).

    A few of the ones I bought online don’t quite look the way I want, so I’m sure I’ll replace those at some point. They were just too cheap to bother with a return.

    It was refreshing to learn how to grade buffs, but in a more general sense (i.e. nice VG instead of a VG10+ with CAC). Of course there’s nothing wrong with TPG grading. I just got burnt out obsessing over 65 vs. 65+. I’m a math teacher, and numbers just take over my focus too quickly.

  • crazyhounddogcrazyhounddog Posts: 13,679 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Congratulations my buffalo collecting brother. A set to be proud of👍👍🇺🇸

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

    That’s quite an achievement. Congrats.

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

    What a FUN old ways of collecting 🤗 …… bet it brought back fond memories 🥰

    I would like for you to have my extra 1938 D/S raw with almost a similar look 🤔

    PM with with your shipping info and it’s yours 😘

    @JoeLewis said:

    @Paradisefound said:
    Congrats 🎊🍾 🎈 @JoeLewis How long did it take to complete?

    Thanks. Just two months. Couple coin shows where I got to look through A TON of coins helped. I also went down to my LCS and sat for an hour going through their boxes of Buffalo nickels. I was really trying to find a particular common look for these.

    I’m so used to buying PCGS coins online. It was a totally different experience with these raw buffalos. I did buy some on eBay, but really wanted to try to get back to how I used to collect as a kid (aside from collecting from change).

  • sumduncesumdunce Posts: 1,247 ✭✭✭✭

    Very cool. Congratulations.

  • joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,596 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes, yes, yes!
    What an accomplishment.
    Congratulations
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  • WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 8,671 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice!

    Congrats!!

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  • The_Dinosaur_ManThe_Dinosaur_Man Posts: 749 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Love the set and love the album! Someone local commissioned me to make a similar book with varieties of their choosing. I like that you took advantage of the opportunities at local shows and your LCS to find all the coins you wanted, made it simple, and still had plenty of fun and enjoyment with it.

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