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1916 doubled die obverse buffalo nickel with a question for anyone interested.......

BUFFNIXXBUFFNIXX Posts: 2,702 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited December 11, 2022 7:11PM in U.S. Coin Forum

Anyone see anything wrong with the information on this label? By the way this coin sold for over $2,500 with the juice in an
online auction?

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    MWallaceMWallace Posts: 3,864 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's probably starring me in the face, but I don't see anything.

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,318 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Walkerguy21D said:
    Acid treated, rather than just cleaned, from the look of it.

    That's what I thought, also, Greg, if it matters, but I do not see anything wrong with the label. Glad I didn't like it.
    @BUFFNIXX I'm sure you see something we did not.
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    gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,428 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Doubled should be Double.

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    BUFFNIXXBUFFNIXX Posts: 2,702 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 11, 2022 8:09PM

    I really think this one was acid treated and the graders and finalizer missed it.
    Doubled is correct, Double is not in this usage.

    If this coin was just cleaned it would have gone for significantly more money than it did.

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    FlyingAlFlyingAl Posts: 2,857 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BUFFNIXX said:
    I really think this one was acid treated and the graders and finalizer missed it.
    Doubled is correct, Double is not in this usage.

    If this coin was just cleaned it would have gone for significantly more money than it did.

    This doesn’t mean the label is wrong. Many coins can have more than one problem and the graders only list one problem. It happens all the time and is common practice at all TPGS.

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    BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,413 ✭✭✭✭✭

    How...........I repeat HOW could something like that be missed by so many peeps?

    Oh well............

    Pete

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    gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,428 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BuffaloIronTail said:
    How...........I repeat HOW could something like that be missed by so many peeps?

    Oh well............

    Pete

    Me I don't use acid on coins and haven't seen many that were treated. The few I have seen somebody used it on the date area. I still think its Double and not Doubled

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    davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,860 ✭✭✭✭✭

    omg, they used to go for around $1K

    interesting how some items go way high and others way low

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    VetterVetter Posts: 790 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Obviously acid treated. I think by omitting that on the holder and just listing it as cleaned is the reason it went for so much.
    I wonder if I submitted mine to NGC what they would grade mine?

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    TreashuntTreashunt Posts: 6,747 ✭✭✭✭✭

    yup, acid

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    mbogomanmbogoman Posts: 5,127 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @FlyingAl said:

    @BUFFNIXX said:
    I really think this one was acid treated and the graders and finalizer missed it.
    Doubled is correct, Double is not in this usage.

    If this coin was just cleaned it would have gone for significantly more money than it did.

    This doesn’t mean the label is wrong. Many coins can have more than one problem and the graders only list one problem. It happens all the time and is common practice at all TPGS.

    I believe it is standard practice to list the worst problem if there is more than one problem. And "Acid Treated" is clearly worse than "Cleaned"...

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    Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,150 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @gumby1234 said:

    @BuffaloIronTail said:
    How...........I repeat HOW could something like that be missed by so many peeps?

    Oh well............

    Pete

    Me I don't use acid on coins and haven't seen many that were treated. The few I have seen somebody used it on the date area. I still think its Double and not Doubled

    PCGS also uses “Doubled” on their labels and in CoinFacts.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There is nothing 'wrong' with the label.... Some may prefer additional detail, but not required. It is doubled die Buffalo nickel that has been cleaned - and likely acid treated. Cheers, RickO

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    Mr Lindy Mr Lindy Posts: 984 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Is it a 1916 with a Denver Mint Mark ?

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    @BuffaloIronTail said:
    How...........I repeat HOW could something like that be missed by so many peeps?

    Oh well............

    Pete

    Because it's NGC ;)

    Young Numismatist

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    braddickbraddick Posts: 23,128 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This ANACS Acid Treated Buffalo nickel received an "AG03 Details" with about the same amount of wear.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/115598674733

    peacockcoins

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    BUFFNIXXBUFFNIXX Posts: 2,702 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Vetter said:
    Obviously acid treated. I think by omitting that on the holder and just listing it as cleaned is the reason it went for so much.
    I wonder if I submitted mine to NGC what they would grade mine?

    I have seen ICG give coins like your 1916 doubled die here a grade of XF or VF details acid treated?

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