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Rim issue with this 13-s buff, thoughts appreciated

ad4400ad4400 Posts: 2,038 ✭✭✭✭✭

At first glance, this looked like a big winner. The things I like a lot: color, clash, some doubling on the devices, with a great stike and luster to boot. I’ve belatedly noticed an issue on the rim at noon on the obverse. Thoughts on what that might be? If it was PMD I can’t imagine it would have straight graded.

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  • jdimmickjdimmick Posts: 9,589 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I agree with car, looks like the rim clip, just right at the end/side of the strip

  • DollarAfterDollarDollarAfterDollar Posts: 3,214 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Obv and rev, I guess it will grade since that's mint issued.

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  • ShamikaShamika Posts: 18,760 ✭✭✭✭

    Yes, I was going to say tiny clip. Still a great coin.

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  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,786 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 18, 2022 8:16AM

    It's on the Obv & Rev. The coin was straight graded. I guess PCSG won't attribute it because the submitter didn't request it.

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  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,725 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It definitely appears to be a mint error to me. It is also an incredibly attractive coin that I would love to own.

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  • braddickbraddick Posts: 23,074 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @TomB said:
    It definitely appears to be a mint error to me. It is also an incredibly attractive coin that I would love to own.

    I missed it too.
    :(
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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is a really nice Buff nickel.... Interesting little rim clip. Cheers, RickO

  • OnWithTheHuntOnWithTheHunt Posts: 1,175 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like some strike doubling on the obverse too. Pretty coin.

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  • skier07skier07 Posts: 3,679 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Pretty coin but am I the only one to find the rim clip distracting?

  • braddickbraddick Posts: 23,074 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @skier07 said:
    Pretty coin but am I the only one to find the rim clip distracting?

    Maybe.
    For me, the black speck centered on the cheek is distracting.

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  • skier07skier07 Posts: 3,679 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @braddick said:

    @skier07 said:
    Pretty coin but am I the only one to find the rim clip distracting?

    Maybe.
    For me, the black speck centered on the cheek is distracting.

    The black speck is the first thing I noticed

  • 1Bufffan1Bufffan Posts: 619 ✭✭✭
    edited December 18, 2022 11:02AM

    The "Black" speck looks like a very small planchet flaw, and the rim clip does not take away how well the rest of the coin looks for an "S" minted coin. I think this would be a keeper.

  • SmudgeSmudge Posts: 9,241 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like it but if I were in the market for one I would keep looking. I really like Buffaloes, but I can’t let myself get pulled into that rabbit hole.

  • BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,406 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Unevenly struck with weakness showing along with the MDD. The San Francisco Mint had feeder problems with nickel planchets in 1913, the result is evident in the higher than normal amount of clashes on both Type 1 and Type2 issues.

    The MDD shows but IMHOP it doesn't hurt the look, which I really like.

    I've always been partial to 1913 Ty1 Buffs, it's a fun challenge to find the ones with the least amount of problems.

    Strange as it may seem, San Francisco eventually ironed out the feeder problem and 1914-S Buffs are among some of the best struck early issues.

    Pete

    "I tell them there's no problems.....only solutions" - John Lennon

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