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The images aren't great, yet do your best (guess) on the grade: 1921-S Buffalo nickel

braddickbraddick Posts: 23,093 ✭✭✭✭✭

I'll have the ANACS "answer" in a bit...


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  • joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,845 ✭✭✭✭✭

    From what I can tell,
    XF?
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  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,248 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks weird, like all wear across the complete coin is exactly the same. Some kind of acid wash, maybe?
    Jim


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  • braddickbraddick Posts: 23,093 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jesbroken said:
    Looks weird, like all wear across the complete coin is exactly the same. Some kind of acid wash, maybe?
    Jim

    ANACS "net" grade VS "details" grade?

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  • MarkKelleyMarkKelley Posts: 1,755 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Acid treated.

  • crazyhounddogcrazyhounddog Posts: 13,800 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 14, 2022 9:42AM

    Ruined by acid is my guess. It looks horrible too. I wouldn’t want it near my coins😬

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  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,014 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm embarrassed to say that I missed the acid treatment and guessed AU 50.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I guessed 'details', but did not realize it was acid treated,... Makes sense though, looking at the uniform surface. Cheers, RickO

  • braddickbraddick Posts: 23,093 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A couple of thoughts.
    First, the photos are terrible (seller's pictures); thus, any conclusion about the condition is conjecture.
    Second, I would have concluded a low NET grade with a higher DETAILS grade than ANACS afforded.

    This was more just for fun rather than a serious GTG.

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  • tincuptincup Posts: 4,760 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yeah, wonder how they came up with the AG details. But certainly agree with the acid treatment.

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  • braddickbraddick Posts: 23,093 ✭✭✭✭✭

    On a side note: The Buffalo nickel is the only coin that IMHO looks good no matter the grade. I am astonished at how attractive these are in richly toned and lustrous GEM condition yet also hold a bit of a fascination as to how the appearance holds up in lowly worn and/or "damaged" condition.
    Such a cool coin, to be sure.

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  • BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,408 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jesbroken said:
    Looks weird, like all wear across the complete coin is exactly the same. Some kind of acid wash, maybe?
    Jim

    Looks to be an acid dipped coin. XF details.

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  • erwindocerwindoc Posts: 4,927 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I can imagine the tip of a horn, so Id say VF details

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