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Buffalo Nickel with Buffalo offset

I recently bought a lot of buffalo nickels at auction and going through them found an odd one. It's a 1915 with the buffalo mispositioned. Normally the buffalo's butt lines up to the chief's nose, The coin the Chief's nose line up is off by a few degrees. Has any one ever seen this oddity or is this a new mint error. I did a little online research and don't find any mention of such an error.


  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,537 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You would need to post photos.

    It sounds like it might be a rotated die. If you search under that term you will find lots of information.

  • GreenstangGreenstang Posts: 725 ✭✭✭✭

    It could be a slightly rotated die but it would have to be off by at least 90 degrees to bring a premium
    We will need pictures taken in front of a mirror so we can see both sides at once in order to help you.

  • BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,386 ✭✭✭✭✭

    More than likely, it's caused by a rotated die.


    "I tell them there's no problems.....only solutions" - John Lennon
  • Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 3,047 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yep, if anything it's a rotated die. No added value.

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