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1936S Buffalo. What would you grade it? Videos added

AlanSkiAlanSki Posts: 1,450 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited March 8, 2023 7:22AM in U.S. Coin Forum

My old iPhone doesn’t do it justice, but it’s what it is. Grade away!



  • crazyhounddogcrazyhounddog Posts: 13,672 ✭✭✭✭✭

    With my eyes it appears to have the slightest rub seen on the hipbone and flank area and again on the obverse on the cheekbone, then a tad in the hair. Not the best pics to grade by but that’s my guess.
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  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 8,699 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I agree with CHD, especially the high hipbone and the curvature of the tail for the reverse. Most 36S Buffs are very well struck and this one has a little mushy at the top of the LIBERTY letters and UNITED STATES also. I'm a Buff lover so none are not worthy of keeping.

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  • telephoto1telephoto1 Posts: 4,632 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm more interested in the tiny Toyota insignia on the back of his neck.

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  • coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,388 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like a late die state AU to me as well.

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  • AlanSkiAlanSki Posts: 1,450 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @telephoto1 said:
    I'm more interested in the tiny Toyota insignia on the back of his neck.

    He’s a hipster

  • tcollectstcollects Posts: 674 ✭✭✭✭

    AU 58 CAC

  • 1Bufffan1Bufffan Posts: 603 ✭✭✭

    AU 53 no sticker

  • Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 7,188 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 7, 2023 2:56PM

    Ch AU

    I don’t use numerical grades on raw coins / just smash mouth / old school on raw.

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  • ponderitponderit Posts: 1,542 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm in the AU 58 camp,,, nice Buff

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  • AlanSkiAlanSki Posts: 1,450 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Different light source

  • AlanSkiAlanSki Posts: 1,450 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cellphone pictures aren’t the best

  • AlanSkiAlanSki Posts: 1,450 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 7, 2023 5:19PM

    I think 63/4ish myself

  • BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,331 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It should go 64 with the added small rainbow. It's a little soft. There might be the the slightest wear on the cheek.

    Take your pick from the picture. I don't like to grade from a computer screen.


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  • AlanSkiAlanSki Posts: 1,450 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Videos added

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I will go with AU on this Buff also.... Cheers, RickO

  • nwcoastnwcoast Posts: 2,702 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Videos show luster better with less concern for wear on those high points, especially on the reverse.
    Obverse still of minor concern but I’d be more inclined to go MS than my previous AU assessment based on the pics.
    63-64 possible now?

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