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VetterVetter Posts: 785 ✭✭✭✭✭

I am at a loss after looking at these 2 Buffalos. Why would someone do this?
1st coin is a 1913 S T2 in a higher grade but it has “my love” on the obv and “AK” on the rev.
2nd coin is a 1937 D 3 leg that I have no idea what’s been done to it.
Do you think $100 is too much to offer for both? I realize that these would only be good for hole fillers.




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  • Piano1Piano1 Posts: 233 ✭✭✭

    Wow. I feel your pain. These are 2 hard to afford coins and the thought of using them for fillers is worthy of consideration. I'm not a hole filler as I don't collect "complete sets" for the most part. However, if these 2 pieces make it possible for you to complete a Buffalo Nickel set (actually, Bison I believe) and you're budget won't allow better, $100 is not the end of the world. You can always upgrade when the budget allows but I would think that resale of these 2 coins would be a bit of a challenge. I'd try to negotiate down a bit.

    Piano1

  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,930 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would price them as follows:

    1913-S Type II : Price as a Good 4. The damage is obvious but could be much worse. This is a key date in the set and would be a good choice for someone on a strict budget who is putting an album set together. The date and mintmark are strong and that is a big plus.

    1937-D Three Leg: Price as a Poor 1. The coin has severe damage on both obverse and reverse but at least the date, mintmark and variety are very clear. It will still find a home in a budget album collection. Not every collector wants this variety since it just a die polishing variety that has been hyped to the max since its time of issue.

    The damage inflicted on these dates from long ago when these nickels were just worth a nickel to the general public.

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  • Shane6596Shane6596 Posts: 759 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The 1937 looks like it may have gone thru a paper shredder, uniform lines, most on the high areas. Just a guess.

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  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,780 ✭✭✭✭✭

    DAMN!!

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  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,659 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Vandalism, plain and simple

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  • kirkminkkirkmink Posts: 172 ✭✭✭✭

    @Shane6596 said:
    The 1937 looks like it may have gone thru a paper shredder, uniform lines, most on the high areas. Just a guess.

    My guess is a meat tenderizer.

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  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,290 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm guessing the 37 was squeazed in a vice with these types of jaw plates.

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  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,474 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's criminal 😖

  • MasonGMasonG Posts: 6,268 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Namvet69 said:
    Vandalism, plain and simple

    Maybe if you did it to someone else's coin. If it's yours, you can do what you like with it.

  • VetterVetter Posts: 785 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well, I bought them. I think I’ll put the 3 leg up on eBay and see what it goes for. Such a shame on 2 nice date buffalos.

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  • MasonGMasonG Posts: 6,268 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Vetter said:
    I am at a loss after looking at these 2 Buffalos. Why would someone do this?

    People put coins on railroad tracks. I doubt most check the date and mm first.

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,659 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wonder if a coin doctor could repair the damage? And what they could look like.

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  • RLSnapperRLSnapper Posts: 515 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Vetter You made a great buy. That 3 leg will clear you more than the $100 you laid out for the pair! Nice!

  • david3142david3142 Posts: 3,410 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Namvet69 said:
    Wonder if a coin doctor could repair the damage? And what they could look like.

    Turn it into a hobo nickel but keep the signs that it’s a 3 Legger? That’d be a pretty cool coin to own!

  • HoledandCreativeHoledandCreative Posts: 2,753 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Use the word "hole" in your eBay description so I find it. Thanks.

  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,369 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Namvet69 said:
    Wonder if a coin doctor could repair the damage? And what they could look like.

    The graffiti on the 13-S buffalo is thin and shallow so it would be feasible to smooth it out with a burnishing tool. The 3-leg buffalo would be a lot more difficult to repair.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Vetter... Your money, your collection. I would not purchase either coin... I find damage - intentional damage such as that - totally unacceptable. Cheers, RickO

  • TPRCTPRC Posts: 3,739 ✭✭✭✭✭

    $100 for both seems like a good deal to me. People need hole-fillers, and the 13-s is an otherwise nice coin.

    Tom

  • ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,314 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think at $100 for the pair you will end up doing just fine.

    Collector, occasional seller

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