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1913 type 1 buffalo nickel

Morgan13Morgan13 Posts: 893 ✭✭✭✭✭

I am new to grading these. I am not sure how the type 1's come.
Could I please get some opinions of the grade?

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    gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,428 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I agree with what @relicsncoins said.

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    gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,428 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Buffalo nickels are one of the toughest coins to grade.

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    Morgan13Morgan13 Posts: 893 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think AU is a good call. It's not something I specialize in but I like them.
    This one came with a early ANACS picture card with the genie lamp and was graded 55/55.

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    erwindocerwindoc Posts: 4,927 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Look at the reverse hip for wear, but it could be low MS.

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    Morgan13Morgan13 Posts: 893 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @erwindoc said:
    Look at the reverse hip for wear, but it could be low MS.

    It very well could be but it does have muted luster.

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    CoinCoinsCoinCoins Posts: 698 ✭✭✭
    edited March 7, 2024 6:38PM
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    relicsncoinsrelicsncoins Posts: 7,859 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 7, 2024 6:46PM

    55/55 makes sense since ANACS as far as I know was not using 58 on photo certificates.

    Edited to add, mine is also an ANACS photo cert graded 63/64.

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    Morgan13Morgan13 Posts: 893 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @relicsncoins said:
    55/55 makes sense since ANACS as far as I know was not using 58 on photo certificates.

    Edited to add, mine is also an ANACS photo cert graded 63/64.

    I have the same exact one.
    I have a 1937 that is a total flamer. I could never capture the colors but I know it's a gem.

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    TomBTomB Posts: 20,731 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It looks like an AU to me, too. The 1913 Type I Buffalo nickel can come with absolutely amazing luster. These pieces are drop-dead gorgeous with great luster.

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    gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,428 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 8, 2024 3:30AM

    @Morgan13 ANACS was very accurate grading back in the day of photo certs and soapbars. I dont know when exactly the 58 grade came into existence thou. So it could be a 58 although probably worth more as it is with the photo certificate.

    Edit to add. On many of them they rate the strike, luster and other stuff on the reverse of the certificate also.

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    jfriedm56jfriedm56 Posts: 845 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 8, 2024 4:19PM

    @Morgan13, I agree with the AU grade-just a slight bit of rub on the cheek. Nice early Buffalo. Just recently added this one to my collection.

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    Morgan13Morgan13 Posts: 893 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I talked in an earlier thread about diversifying my collection.
    I also have a 1937D that has blazing color. It's definetly BU.
    I won't take images until my copy stand shows.
    I tired of fooling around with images. I bought one and it's coming in the mail.

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    BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,413 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Unfortunately it appears that there is the slightest rub on the Buffalos hip and on the Indians cheek. Those 2 places are where the wear will first show up.

    Now, I've said it before and I'll say it again: I hate grading Buffs from pics. There are so many ways to manipulate the look by adjusting the picture.

    To me, if I'm seeing right, the coin will probably come back AU-58, but it could pass for a 61 or 62 on a good day.

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    johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,512 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'll go 55/58, fwiw

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    crazyhounddogcrazyhounddog Posts: 13,815 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 8, 2024 1:08PM

    I can’t say I see rub on the high points of this nickel. I see muted luster but that’s it. I would grade this coin 62/63.

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