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1917 buffalo nickel, a nice early die state coin

BUFFNIXXBUFFNIXX Posts: 2,706 ✭✭✭✭✭

What a nice 1917 nickel this is! I compared it to other pcgs slabbed 1917-P nickels of the same and higher grades and this one looks better. Of course it is difficult to grade a coin just from the photos but this one seems to have it all.

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    MarkKelleyMarkKelley Posts: 1,830 ✭✭✭✭✭

    VERY NICE.

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    LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    nice coin and images.

    that obverse is working on being bisected. :)

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is a very nice nickel and good for the grade. I would be happy with that. Cheers, RickO

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    CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,725 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Super images too!

    "Got a flaming heart, can't get my fill"
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    BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,447 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The coin has knockout surfaces. it's a good example for what a Buffalo Nickel should look like.

    Pete

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    BUFFNIXXBUFFNIXX Posts: 2,706 ✭✭✭✭✭

    "Matte Proof strikings were made for collectors from 1913 to 1916. Specimen strikings of 1917
    are reported." This is a quote from the 2013 Redbook I have. I wonder if this might not be one of those
    so-called specimen strikings?

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    LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BUFFNIXX said:
    What a nice 1917 nickel this is! I compared it to other pcgs slabbed 1917-P nickels of the same and higher grades and this one looks better. Of course it is difficult to grade a coin just from the photos but this one seems to have it all.

    .
    are those your images?

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    silverpopsilverpop Posts: 6,606 ✭✭✭✭✭

    very nice coin B)

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    BUFFNIXXBUFFNIXX Posts: 2,706 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @LanceNewmanOCC said:

    @BUFFNIXX said:
    What a nice 1917 nickel this is! I compared it to other pcgs slabbed 1917-P nickels of the same and higher grades and this one looks better. Of course it is difficult to grade a coin just from the photos but this one seems to have it all.

    .
    are those your images?

    no these are not my images -- they came from ebay

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    justindanjustindan Posts: 700 ✭✭✭✭✭


    Looks great on the TV.

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    BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,447 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @justindan said:

    Looks great on the TV.

    The coin looks too good to be just a 63. What's wrong with it? It's got a few marks on Black Diamond, but that's about it.

    I'm thinking 65.

    Pete

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    DRUNNERDRUNNER Posts: 3,819 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Pete . . . I was scrolling down getting ready to post, and agreed with you with one slight exception. The coin, although simply superb, seemed by the pics to lack a bit in the luster department. I was wondering also why it was not 65/66 and that was the only reason I could imagine . . .

    Drunner

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    BUFFNIXXBUFFNIXX Posts: 2,706 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Is it possible that the grade on the insert contains a typo?

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    BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,447 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DRUNNER said:
    Pete . . . I was scrolling down getting ready to post, and agreed with you with one slight exception. The coin, although simply superb, seemed by the pics to lack a bit in the luster department. I was wondering also why it was not 65/66 and that was the only reason I could imagine . . .

    Drunner

    It's got enough luster for me....................

    Pete

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    BUFFNIXXBUFFNIXX Posts: 2,706 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 18, 2022 8:40AM

    Yes, I would give it a 65 or 66 had I been one of the graders
    or maybe a 65+ !!

    I have a pcgs ms64 1937 buffalo nickel that pcgs graded ms64. I was absolutely shocked when I got this one back.
    This stuff probably happens often me thinks.

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    BUFFNIXXBUFFNIXX Posts: 2,706 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @justindan said:

    Looks great on the TV.

    Thanks as I had not thought of looking for a TrueView myself.

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    ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,392 ✭✭✭✭✭

    63 looks about right to me and it is a nice 63 IMO. Lots of "stuff" going on in the high areas. The die crack across the cheek is kind of cool though, you can see the other end of it in the hair.

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    justindanjustindan Posts: 700 ✭✭✭✭✭


    This one just graded 64 for comparison.

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    ConnecticoinConnecticoin Posts: 12,769 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I suspect the 63 reflects what appears to be less than full luster.

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    BUFFNIXXBUFFNIXX Posts: 2,706 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here is a pcgs graded ms65 for you to compare to the above coin. From the pix which one do you like best?

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    BUFFNIXXBUFFNIXX Posts: 2,706 ✭✭✭✭✭

    here is a nice pcgs ms65

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    jtlee321jtlee321 Posts: 2,358 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I love the strike on this 1917 and the die crack adds a lot of interest to it for me. Personally, I would rather have a 63 with muted luster and details like this than a flashy marked up mushy one. Great choice! I as others have stated, still don't understand how this one could be relegated to a 63, looks like a 64+/65 to me. I think they were very tough on this one.

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