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1919-D Buffalos, 2-feathers or 2-much?

OnWithTheHuntOnWithTheHunt Posts: 1,175 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited September 22, 2017 8:36AM in U.S. Coin Forum

Lately I've seen lots of Buffalo nickels that have a fragment of the small feather remaining attributed by PCGS as the 2-feathers variety (even some dates where completely "clean" examples are available). I know the 1919-D is one of the dates on which fragmentary 3rd feathers are acceptable. How about these?



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    koynekwestkoynekwest Posts: 10,048 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've noticed the same thing but that one should qualify IMO. I've seen much worse. Anyone who is "into" these should be very picky about what they buy and only go with examples with no or very little of the feather showing regardless of attribution.

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    koynekwestkoynekwest Posts: 10,048 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've also seen a few 3 1/2 legged coins that are questionable. Same comments as above.

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    BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,413 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I agree..................

    Pete

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have one with a shadow of the third feather... always considered it a three feather.... Cheers, RickO

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    koynekwestkoynekwest Posts: 10,048 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1 definitely is a 2F. On dates where a true 2F exists (like #1 shown) a collector should go for that one and ignore the rest. When I collected 'em I only paid any attention to those, of which there are 19 (out of 27 total.) That's a difficult enough task as a few are quite rare.

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    BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,413 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This supports visually what Ron is saying. From Wexler, Pope & Flynns book.

    Be careful.

    Pete

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    ShamikaShamika Posts: 18,760 ✭✭✭✭

    If koynekwest says it's a 2F, it's a 2F.

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