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No date buffalos, what can be found?

davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,679 ✭✭✭✭✭

I have a pile of no date buffalo nickels I am going to go through. What dates nd mintmarks can be determined before submitting to acid? I thought of the following, can you add any more?

1913 type 1 on mound - P,D,S
1916/16 DDO
1937-D 3 legged

am trying to decide if any other DDO, DDR, RPMs or worn dies are specific identifiers ....

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  • cmerlo1cmerlo1 Posts: 7,890 ✭✭✭✭✭
    You Suck! Awarded 6/2008- 1901-O Micro O Morgan, 8/2008- 1878 VAM-123 Morgan, 9/2022 1888-O VAM-1B3 H8 Morgan | Senior Regional Representative- ANACS Coin Grading. Posted opinions on coins are my own, and are not an official ANACS opinion.
  • ColonialcoinColonialcoin Posts: 616 ✭✭✭✭

    When I was a teenager I found an 18/17-D with no date. Look for the mintmark leaning to the left.

  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,532 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1920 can be identified by the curl in the hair ribbon.

  • OnWithTheHuntOnWithTheHunt Posts: 1,167 ✭✭✭✭✭

    3-1/2 leggers. 13-P Ty 1, 16-d, 17-D, 26-D, 27-D and 36-D.

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  • MarkKelleyMarkKelley Posts: 1,740 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 7, 2024 11:36AM

    Don't forget the 35-P DDR and 38-D/S.

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,472 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Isn't there something about a Two Feathers Buffalo?

    https://www.pcgs.com/news/scarce-two-feathers-buffalo-nickels

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

  • davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,679 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OnWithTheHunt said:
    3-1/2 leggers. 13-P Ty 1, 16-d, 17-D, 26-D, 27-D and 36-D.

    with a no dater, will you be able to determine if 16-d, 17-D, 26-D, 27-D or 36-D?

    and same about the 2- feathers - if you find one, how can you tell which one you got?

  • CRHer700CRHer700 Posts: 421 ✭✭✭✭

    1921 & 1921-S have re-engraved hair details on the Indian’s braid. Please don’t ask me for pics, because I don’t own either one.

    Cheers, CRHer700 :mrgreen:

  • CRHer700CRHer700 Posts: 421 ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 7, 2024 2:44PM

    Also, a 1938-D/S is the only over-mintmark in the series, so this could be found, although most 1938-Ds are not dateless.
    Edit: Sorry @MarkKelley for repeating your post.

    Cheers, CRHer700 :mrgreen:

  • OnWithTheHuntOnWithTheHunt Posts: 1,167 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @davewesen said:

    @OnWithTheHunt said:
    3-1/2 leggers. 13-P Ty 1, 16-d, 17-D, 26-D, 27-D and 36-D.

    with a no dater, will you be able to determine if 16-d, 17-D, 26-D, 27-D or 36-D?

    and same about the 2- feathers - if you find one, how can you tell which one you got?

    OP may at least be able to identify coins that are 3-1/2 leggers. You're correct that unless there is some fragment of the date visible, the year would remain unknown. No idea about the 2-feathers, wasn't on the list I posted.

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  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 7,817 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Don't forget laminations. Buffalos are a good source for them.

    Successful transactions:Tookybandit. "Everyone is equal, some are more equal than others".
  • 2windy2fish2windy2fish Posts: 777 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @CRHer700
    Yes, a heavily worn 38D is very hard to find, seems like most were set aside. Similar to a well worn 1950D Jefferson

  • cmerlo1cmerlo1 Posts: 7,890 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 8, 2024 11:41AM

    @OAKSTAR said:
    Isn't there something about a Two Feathers Buffalo?

    https://www.pcgs.com/news/scarce-two-feathers-buffalo-nickels

    My experience with these is that unless they are found in the higher grades (VF+), where a date would be easily visible, they don't command much of a premium any more. I can imagine without dates they're worth far less. I bought a group of them rather cheaply, all with clear dates as part of a larger error/variety deal and decided to sell them in lots rather than invest a lot of time photographing the individual coins and making individual listings. As you can see, while there is a premium for them, it's not much. Some dates are worth more than others, but the key word here is 'dates'. Here's what I got for those 2 lots:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/266593224223

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/266456978524

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