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1937d 3 legged and 3 and 1/2 legged buffalo reverses

BUFFNIXXBUFFNIXX Posts: 2,680 ✭✭✭✭✭

Here are two different die states of the 37d 3 legged buffalo nickel.
earlier die state should be called 3 and one half legged because part of the leg still shows....
but on the later die state call it the three legged cause the leg is completely gone.

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  • DollarAfterDollarDollarAfterDollar Posts: 3,205 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think the powers that be don't want to go with 3 1/2 legger because there's already one of those for 1936 D (although very rare).

    If you do what you always did, you get what you always got.
  • BUFFNIXXBUFFNIXX Posts: 2,680 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just for comparison here is the reverse of a 1936d 3 and one half legger.
    The coin shown below has more of the leg showing than the 3 legger above.
    Go figure!

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  • CryptoCrypto Posts: 3,114 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice pictures. Clearly shows the progression. Cheers, RickO

  • VetterVetter Posts: 745 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great post and very informative.

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

    Daves DCW once had a pre-3 Leg for sale. It supposedly had the diagnostics, although I don't know what they are.


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  • Which one is rare?

  • Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 10,858 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It’s surprising that the rear leg on the early die state looks more “moth eaten “ than the late die state.

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  • originalisbestoriginalisbest Posts: 5,801 ✭✭✭✭

    @Married2Coins said:
    Which one is rare?

    The '36-D "3 & 1/2 leg" is a rare one. But of course the '37-D 3-legger is better known. I don't have an example of either, but if looking to buy, I'd want the '37-D, and hope to cherrypick the '36-D. :smile:

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