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Ron Popes list of 2 feather Buffalo Nickels

BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,413 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited December 27, 2022 7:42PM in U.S. Coin Forum

The late Ron Pope compiled a list of all the 2-Feather Buffs.

It is in order of rarity with the top Buff being the rarest. This list has been posted here previously.

I thought it was time to post this again, due to the ongoing threads about the subject.

Pete

See below.

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    RichieURichRichieURich Posts: 8,371 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Where is the list?

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    lilolmelilolme Posts: 2,462 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is an impressive list. ;)
    Never would have thought there was so many. :)

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    tincuptincup Posts: 4,778 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks!

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    lilolmelilolme Posts: 2,462 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't know these, only what I read here, but that is a lot more dates than I was expecting.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Time to go through my cache of Buffs.... I have a bunch acquired here and there over the years. Never have checked them for special attributes, they reside in a drawer in one of my small coin cabinets. Must be around forty of them. OK, next snow storm.... ;) Cheers, RickO

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    ManorcourtmanManorcourtman Posts: 7,900 ✭✭✭✭

    I miss Ron. He helped me tremendously over the years. He was a great man! That being said, I have been hunting these for over 15 years. My list of toughest would be very close to his. In my experiences I have found the following three to be the toughest to locate:

    1. 1916-S (Never found one)
    2. 1923 ( Found one)
    3. 1915-D (Found two)

    PCGS used to recognize many of the 2 1/2 Feathers dates, but in my recent experiences that has stopped. If you look at Coinfacts for these you will see numerous examples that are clearly 2 1/2 Feathers. For instance, the 25-D Buff, 27-S, 27-D and usually the 26-D come in 2 1/2 Feathers. They used to attribute them as 2 Feathers but sometime in the last couple years that stopped. The CPG recognizes these dates and FS numbers are assigned for them, but they are not true 2 Feather varieties. It is a fascinating hunt that gets in your blood!! It is still my number one target when going to shows. These days it is quite rare to find these in the wild except in low grade.

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    RichieURichRichieURich Posts: 8,371 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for the list, Pete! When I was collecting these, I found all of the 20 listed coins. My best find was a 1923 in AU. That coin sold for a lot of money!

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    joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,869 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 28, 2022 9:03AM

    Very Cool!
    I do see a few, in my collection on the list.
    Maybe, one near the top too!
    I'll have to check deeper. Too busy at the moment.
    Thanks for the info.
    Recently, I cherry picked a 1919p, missing the "F" Initial, under the date.
    Those are fluencial, as well.
    ;)
    B)

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