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BUFFNIXXBUFFNIXX Posts: 2,701 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited August 17, 2022 11:50AM in U.S. Coin Forum



Why, Oh why, do people try to sell stuff like this?
Now available on line for thirty five dollars, yes that is $35.00!
Comments??

Collector of Buffalo Nickels and other 20th century United States Coinage
a.k.a "The BUFFINATOR"

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  • VetterVetter Posts: 789 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 17, 2022 11:59AM

    But it looks like the rare, semi key date 1913 D t2. Maybe worth $3 in that condition as a hole filler.

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  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,841 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MFeld said:
    In this case, it's actually a rare and possibly valuable error coin.

    If you focus clearly on the reverse image, you should be able to see the head and part of the body of a man who is riding atop the bison, but facing backwards and leaning forward. This one requires no imagination, whatsoever.

    So my question is: Why do people ask why people try to sell stuff like this?

    ;)

    Lol.

    Sometimes they just don't know. I know plenty of people who have never seen a Buffalo nickel. I also know plenty of people who think the 1930's were ancient times. Take the intersection of those two groups and you have people who reasonably think they have a rare ancient coin.

  • ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 8,498 ✭✭✭✭✭

    "Why do people try to sell stuff like this?"

    If it was yours wouldn't you try to sell it?

    I know I sure would. :s

  • Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 4,434 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 17, 2022 12:35PM

    Maybe they saw people selling low grade acid dated 1916 double dates on eBay for big bucks and to them this coin doesn’t look much worse. It doesn’t take too much imagination to make the date on this corroded example to make the 3 into a messed up looking 6. Maybe

    Mr_Spud

  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,934 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ultra-rare rust toning!

    All glory is fleeting.
  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,535 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MFeld and it's definitely a two legged animal. Clear as can be.

    bob :)

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

    @BUFFNIXX said:


    Why, Oh why, do people try to sell stuff like this?
    Now available on line for thirty five dollars, yes that is $35.00!
    Comments??

    Why not? Look at that coin.

    It's just dripping with toning. ;)

    Pete

    "I tell them there's no problems.....only solutions" - John Lennon
  • BUFFNIXXBUFFNIXX Posts: 2,701 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ifthevamzarockin said:
    "Why do people try to sell stuff like this?"

    If it was yours wouldn't you try to sell it?

    I know I sure would. :s

    I would get a roll of nickels at my local bank, put this one into the roll, and then deposit it
    back to the bank. Let it go into the wild from whence it originally came.

    Collector of Buffalo Nickels and other 20th century United States Coinage
    a.k.a "The BUFFINATOR"
  • OldhoopsterOldhoopster Posts: 2,930 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Vetter said:
    But it looks like the rare, semi key date 1913 D t2. Maybe worth $3 in that condition as a hole filler.

    Somebody is always bargain hunting for key dates on ebay to fill a hole in an album. $35 isn't a bargain, IMO, but even an AG lists at $50 in the price guides. The seller should be able to make beer money on it. Not like it's a common date from the 30s

    Member of the ANA since 1982
  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,816 ✭✭✭✭✭

    So, is this AT or NT?? ;)

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  • FlyingAlFlyingAl Posts: 2,845 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I want to know when toning becomes rust... seems it could be a fine line.

    Better yet, we should have a designation for it - Poor Details Is That Rust?

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  • ParadisefoundParadisefound Posts: 8,588 ✭✭✭✭✭

    When they go low …… you hit the bottom

  • jeffas1974jeffas1974 Posts: 310 ✭✭✭

    @MFeld said:
    In this case, it's actually a rare and possibly valuable error coin.

    If you focus clearly on the reverse image, you should be able to see the head and part of the body of a man who is riding atop the bison, but facing backwards and leaning forward. This one requires no imagination, whatsoever.

    So my question is: Why do people ask why people try to sell stuff like this?

    ;)

    @MFeld for a second there I thought you were channeling a poster that we haven’t heard from in about week that likes to talk about coins from 1799 and 1792. ;)

  • braddickbraddick Posts: 23,094 ✭✭✭✭✭

    peacockcoins

  • gtstanggtstang Posts: 1,692 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's old so it must be valuable...

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

    @gtstang said:
    It's old so it must be valuable...

    Unfortunately a LOT of peeps new to the Hobby believe that.

    Pete

    "I tell them there's no problems.....only solutions" - John Lennon
  • davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,838 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would clean it up ... a long soak in acetone to see if any glue comes off ... a soak in mineral oil and pick off some of the corrosion ... a full treatment with Nic-a-date to give it a new skin.

    But not starting at $35, maybe if at $5

  • morgandollar1878morgandollar1878 Posts: 4,006 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Come on, it's the super rare "earth toning". I mean look at all the colors, how can you beat that?!

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  • BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 30,497 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Qualifies for an eBay description Monster Rainbow Color Toning for sure! ;):D

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  • IkesTIkesT Posts: 2,556 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BUFFNIXX said:
    Why, Oh why, do people try to sell stuff like this?

    To get rid of it. ;)

  • erscoloerscolo Posts: 483 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 18, 2022 7:33AM

    Once you understand that people are basically intellectually challenged, all questions are answered.

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,489 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 18, 2022 7:57AM

    wasent this alfred newmans at one time?

  • FrankHFrankH Posts: 773 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MFeld said:
    In this case, it's actually a rare and possibly valuable error coin.

    If you focus clearly on the reverse image, you should be able to see the head and part of the body of a man who is riding atop the bison, but facing backwards and leaning forward. This one requires no imagination, whatsoever.

    So my question is: Why do people ask why people try to sell stuff like this?

    ;)

    Ah, so it's like the Camels cigarette label.

    https://smoking-room.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Camel_Subliminal_Header_1280x720.png

    :D

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BUFFNIXX said:
    Why, Oh why, do people try to sell stuff like this?

    I believe the answer to your question was given by P.T. Barnum many years ago - "There's a sucker born every minute". Cheers, RickO

  • AlanSkiAlanSki Posts: 1,818 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The same reason they sell 1922 no D inside sub $100 eBay albums. Some people are just unaware of what they have.

  • braddickbraddick Posts: 23,094 ✭✭✭✭✭

    "Why do people try to sell stuff like this?"

    peacockcoins

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