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How would you grade this buffalo

fishteethfishteeth Posts: 2,229 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited February 26, 2023 12:13PM in U.S. Coin Forum

I collect early gold and early US type. Very rarely do I look at buffalo nickels. I believe this one is something and I grade F to low VF. What do you guys think.


  • Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 10,873 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think it has a shot at VF 20 - cherry pick?

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  • MarkKelleyMarkKelley Posts: 1,674 ✭✭✭✭✭

    F12 by old school grading.

  • 2windy2fish2windy2fish Posts: 677 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Fine 15
    I’m sure you are aware of what this is?

  • gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,172 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Is that the 3 1/2 leg?

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  • Glen2022Glen2022 Posts: 808 ✭✭✭✭

    @2windy2fish said:
    Fine 15
    I’m sure you are aware of what this is?

    3 1/2 legs?

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  • VetterVetter Posts: 747 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 26, 2023 1:23PM

    Monday and Friday it would grade F15. Tuesday-Thursday it would grade VF20.
    For comparison here is mine now in an ANACS F12 holder.

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  • 2windy2fish2windy2fish Posts: 677 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would like to schedule my coins to be graded mid-week from now on!
    Pretty sure all mine are graded on Saturdays….

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  • fishteethfishteeth Posts: 2,229 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 26, 2023 1:44PM

    Yes it's the 3.5 leg. I was fairly certain when I got it. A friend of mine is retiring from coin dealing and has plans to be on the beach in 2 weeks. He cherry picked it a few days ago. He gave it to me for a great price. Because as he said, it will not be back from pcgs in time for him to get to the beach.
    I don't normally collect buffalo nickels but the deal was too good to pass up.
    I expect it will end up in a f15 holder. But we will see

  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 8,710 ✭✭✭✭✭

    F15. Nice pickup.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @fishteeth... Thanks for the backstory (always interesting to hear coin acquisition stories) and good luck. I think it could go 20 (mid week :D;) ), but 15 will not be a shocker. Cheers, RickO

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  • BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,338 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Me thinks F-15 and a really nice find!


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  • dsessomdsessom Posts: 2,212 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 27, 2023 4:43PM

    F12 or 15.

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  • BUFFNIXXBUFFNIXX Posts: 2,680 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Fine 12 and no better than that.

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