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1938 D/D buffalo. What would you grade it? With videos

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Really nice looking Buff.... but the rub/wear on the obverse leads me to think AU58. Cheers, RickO

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    ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,328 ✭✭✭✭✭

    From the images I'd go 65.
    The videos you have posted here and the other threads make the coins look like they have some sort of sheen, almost like they've been lacquered. Maybe it's the lighting but it doesn't look like normal luster to me.

    Collector, occasional seller

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    ConnecticoinConnecticoin Posts: 12,538 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    AlanSkiAlanSki Posts: 1,822 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ChrisH821 said:
    From the images I'd go 65.
    The videos you have posted here and the other threads make the coins look like they have some sort of sheen, almost like they've been lacquered. Maybe it's the lighting but it doesn't look like normal luster to me.

    No lacquer on them.

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    DollarAfterDollarDollarAfterDollar Posts: 3,214 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The cheek makes it AU 58 IMO.

    If you do what you always did, you get what you always got.
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    BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,408 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't think in this case that the coin shows wear. It's got a "softness look" to it, with the obverse being struck from a die that is from a later die state. If you look at Black Diamonds mane at the top and along the left side you can see the incompleteness.

    I think it's a nice, bright coin that should come back as a 64 due to strike.

    Pete

    "I tell them there's no problems.....only solutions" - John Lennon
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    Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,293 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The videos make the Buff look like an easy 66 - pics actually show some hits and dings from very light circulation. I think AU58 is a good grade to go......

    "When they can't find anything wrong with you, they create it!"

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    ad4400ad4400 Posts: 2,042 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Based on the image I was going to say 63, on account of hits on reverse and not being a real blazer. The video makes me think 65. Interesting the amount of die wear. The 38-d is actually a mid mintage coin, it’s just that so many were saved.

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