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AotearoaAotearoa Posts: 1,373 ✭✭✭✭✭

Picked this up cheaply a while back and now looking to sell (locally). I’m trying to assign a grade as a reference point and I don’t have a clue - can’t discern between strike and wear. Additionally, is the wood graining a plus or a detractor? You can tell I know nothing about Buffs…


Smitten with DBLCs.

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    ColonelKlinckColonelKlinck Posts: 371 ✭✭✭

    I'll go out on a limb and say AU55; too much rub in high areas for a AU58 grade and better than XF45, IMO.

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    291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,944 ✭✭✭✭✭

    AU50 details, rim nick. It would make a good album coin. I don't think the woodgrain effect will make much difference.

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    nwcoastnwcoast Posts: 2,845 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I agree that it’s likely AU-50 to 55 ish and the wood grain doesn’t make much, if any, difference.
    Nice coin for an album set!

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    erwindocerwindoc Posts: 4,927 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It would look nice in my album! I think it is mid-range AU. Not sure if the rim issues bad enough to get in a details holder or not, but it does look pretty bad near the "FIVE" on the reverse.

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    1Bufffan1Bufffan Posts: 620 ✭✭✭

    I agree with the above Au50 to Au55 range plenty of distance from rim to Liberty and only slight rubs on reverse high points. agree that it would make a nice album piece for an xf/au set.

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    MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,055 ✭✭✭✭✭

    AU55

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

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    gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,428 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would assign a price if selling. It doesn't matter what grade you say it is to the buyer. Id say a $30 coin.

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    braddickbraddick Posts: 23,122 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Decent album filler. I'd go $40. retail.

    peacockcoins

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    AotearoaAotearoa Posts: 1,373 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 6, 2023 7:17PM

    I’m encouraged. I was thinking AU55+/- with a NZ$60 (US$38) asking price. Seems like the right ballpark. Thanks.

    Smitten with DBLCs.

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    SmudgeSmudge Posts: 9,256 ✭✭✭✭✭

    AU.

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    RayboRaybo Posts: 5,273 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I wouldn't mind owning it at all.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is an AU55 IMO.... a nice buff... Should sell quickly. Cheers, RickO

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    BUFFNIXXBUFFNIXX Posts: 2,702 ✭✭✭✭✭

    AU58
    jus the ligheest rub!

    Collector of Buffalo Nickels and other 20th century United States Coinage
    a.k.a "The BUFFINATOR"
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    BUFFNIXXBUFFNIXX Posts: 2,702 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would go AU50. Mint lustre gone but most of the high point detail remaines. Look at that sharp full horn as a grading point on this coin.

    Collector of Buffalo Nickels and other 20th century United States Coinage
    a.k.a "The BUFFINATOR"
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    PizzamanPizzaman Posts: 226 ✭✭✭

    Horn looks good for AU. 50-55 off these pics.

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    clarkbar04clarkbar04 Posts: 4,928 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Give it an acetone soak and it'll probably look better than the average consensus here.

    MS66 taste on an MS63 budget.
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    ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,338 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MFeld said:

    BUFFNIXX Posts: 2,614 ✭✭✭✭✭ January 9, 2023 6:28PM
    AU58
    jus the ligheest rub!

    BUFFNIXX Posts: 2,614 ✭✭✭✭✭ January 17, 2023 4:03AM
    I would go AU50. Mint lustre gone but most of the high point detail remaines. Look at that sharp full horn as a grading point on this coin.

    >

    How did the grade drop from AU58 to AU50 in 8 days?😉

    He decided that even his own grades are way too high ;)

    Collector, occasional seller

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    BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,413 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Close to, but not a full strike. Better than average detail. I keep thinking AU-55 because of the chatter on the hip, but I gravitiate more to AU-58 on the whole.

    I like the coin.

    Pete

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    DisneyFanDisneyFan Posts: 1,719 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Is that PVC at the very top of the Indian's head and at the 2:00 on the reverse edge?

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    crazyhounddogcrazyhounddog Posts: 13,816 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I see it as a 58 with only the slightest rub. I also agree an acetone bath would help get the crud off of it. This Buff has a great strike for the date as mentioned by Pete.
    Good luck

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