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Does collecting Buffalo Nickels give you a headache?

edited November 8, 2017 3:48AM in U.S. Coin Forum

Here's a little piece of Depression era Americana I found in one of those usually useless online "estate" sales.
A small stash of each date from 1913 to 1936 was included in Bayer Aspirin bags. No 1937s so it seems the original collector stopped his/her hoard.
Total of over 100 nickels (over $5 face) which was a pretty big deal back then. Seems totally authentic as all of the coins are
typical of contemporary pocket change in VG to XF condition and the aspirin bags appear to be printed 4/1/1935.

Imagine if all we had was "familiar music" as home entertainment. Who knows, a conversation might break out!


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    clarkbar04clarkbar04 Posts: 4,928 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looking for them does, that is a nice gator skin bag!

    MS66 taste on an MS63 budget.
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    BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,413 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Buff Nic Headaches?????? Just say that I ALWAYS have aspirin at home.


    "I tell them there's no problems.....only solutions" - John Lennon
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    crazyhounddogcrazyhounddog Posts: 13,816 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I actually lose my headaches looking at my collection of buffalo nickels. :)

    The bitterness of "Poor Quality" is remembered long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.
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    BillDugan1959BillDugan1959 Posts: 3,821 ✭✭✭✭✭


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    koynekwestkoynekwest Posts: 10,048 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yep-me too.

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    keetskeets Posts: 25,351 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I actually lose my headaches looking at my collection of buffalo nickels.

    Joe, looking at your Buffalo Nickels is almost like taking one of those little blue pills!!

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I am fortunate... have only had three headaches in my life.... and the last was back in the early eighties. My Mom was the same way.... virtually no headaches. So, no, looking at Buffs - or any other coins, does not give me headaches....just fun...Cheers, RickO

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    JBKJBK Posts: 14,781 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The nickels look good but I really like those bags - have never seen anything like that - I bet they have a little value as well. The promised relief from "neuralgia" (must have been cured in the meantime since I have not heard of it before) and the advertisement for an NBC radio show (pre-TV). Those are a real throwback to an earlier era. I wonder if the aspirins were dispensed by the local drugstore in those bags.

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    StorkStork Posts: 5,205 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Neuralgia is a generic word for some types of nerve pain. Sadly, it still exists, and aspirin is not a mega cure.

    Awesome lot to find at a local auction--neat find!

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    ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,338 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The only headache buffs give me is when I try to distinguish choice AU from Unc.

    Collector, occasional seller

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    BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 8,046 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What an interesting find. I like it.

    Successful transactions:Tookybandit. "Everyone is equal, some are more equal than others".
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    OnWithTheHuntOnWithTheHunt Posts: 1,175 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If it did, I'd look like these guys. All 1915-D BTW

    Proud recipient of the coveted "You Suck Award" (9/3/10).

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