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For Grading: 1913 Type I Buffalo Nickel

What grade would you give it?

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    BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,411 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not particularly well struck.

    Looks 63 to me.

    Pete

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    crazyhounddogcrazyhounddog Posts: 13,813 ✭✭✭✭✭

    63-64

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    TPRCTPRC Posts: 3,739 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Soft strike, high grade. My initial reaction is that I cannot see anything keeping it from a 65. It used to be that a soft strike would disqualify it, but I don't think that is true anymore.

    Tom

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    BUFFNIXXBUFFNIXX Posts: 2,701 ✭✭✭✭✭

    ms64-65
    on second though a bottom end 65
    nice coin

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    NeophyteNumismatistNeophyteNumismatist Posts: 888 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What is the line coming down off the feather into the would-be shoulder?

    I am a newer collector (started April 2020), and I primarily focus on U.S. Half Cents and Type Coins. Early copper is my favorite.

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    ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,328 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @NeophyteNumismatist said:
    What is the line coming down off the feather into the would-be shoulder?

    Die clash.
    I think the coin would have a shot at 65 but really tough to tell from photos.

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    SmudgeSmudge Posts: 9,253 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Strike holds it to 63.

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    privatecoinprivatecoin Posts: 3,185 ✭✭✭✭✭

    63

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    NeophyteNumismatistNeophyteNumismatist Posts: 888 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks @ChrisH821 !

    I am a newer collector (started April 2020), and I primarily focus on U.S. Half Cents and Type Coins. Early copper is my favorite.

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    BUFFNIXXBUFFNIXX Posts: 2,701 ✭✭✭✭✭

    ms64

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,303 ✭✭✭✭✭

    64
    Jim


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    JimTylerJimTyler Posts: 3,056 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 22, 2022 9:27AM

    65🤞Maybe not didn’t see that issue at end of feather

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    1Bufffan1Bufffan Posts: 619 ✭✭✭

    The issue at the end of the feather is a clash with the reverse die it is the back Hump of the Buffalo and does not take away any points from grading that I know of, Nice '13 I'd give a ms65 at least.

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    BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,411 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @1Bufffan said:
    The issue at the end of the feather is a clash with the reverse die it is the back Hump of the Buffalo and does not take away any points from grading that I know of, Nice '13 I'd give a ms65 at least.

    I don't know. the issue for me at 63 is the Obverse strike, and yes, die clashes do not affect the grade.

    Pete

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