Category Archives: Buffalo Nickels

Understanding the 1938-D D Over S Buffalo Nickel Variety

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… The Buffalo Nickel series, running from 1913 through 1938 and designed by James Earle Fraser, yields many rare and alluring varieties. These include rare overdates, scarce doubled dies, and even missing anatomy on the bison that appears on the reverse of the coin. And then there is the fascinating […]

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David Lawrence Rare Coins and nuTilt Imaging bring new, immersive technology to the hobby

Virginia Beach, Virginia: David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) and nuTilt Imaging are excited to introduce a brand-new imaging technology to the hobby of numismatics. NuTilt is a patent-pending process that brings coin imaging to life! The limitation of coin images today is that they are static; nuTilt breaks this barrier, showing how the light catches all areas of a coin just like it does when you tilt it in your palm

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David Lawrence Rare Coins and nuTilt Imaging bring new, immersive technology to the hobby

Virginia Beach, Virginia: David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) and nuTilt Imaging are excited to introduce a brand-new imaging technology to the hobby of numismatics. NuTilt is a patent-pending process that brings coin imaging to life! The limitation of coin images today is that they are static; nuTilt breaks this barrier, showing how the light catches all areas of a coin just like it does when you tilt it in your palm

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Keys to Collecting the Buffalo Nickel and Other Nickels

By Bullion Shark LLC …… The five-cent coin was born in the aftermath of the Civil War when copper, silver and gold coinage had been hoarded. After the war there was growing need for circulating coinage not made of a metal that would be hoarded, and nickel fit that bill. But these coins were not […]

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Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1924-S Buffalo Nickel

Counterfeit Buffalo Nickel By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……… The 1924-S Buffalo Nickel is a prime target for counterfeiters. In particular, sharp-eyed graders will pay close attention to additions or other alterations made to the mintmark. Prominent sculptor James Earle Fraser created an iconic design deeply rooted in Western Americana for the Buffalo […]

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Coin Clinic: How Can I Determine the Value of an Error Coin?

Wouldn’t eye appeal be superior on a coin that has a better finish than another of the same grade?
One person may like nicely toned coins while someone else doesn’t like toning at all. A third person might think the toning on one coin is attractive, while the toning on another coin is ugly. The same goes for your opinion of the mint luster, if still present

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Collecting Short Sets – Four Ideal Short Sets for Collectors of US Coins

Short Sets Collecting Strategies By Adrian Chacon for PCGS …… Collecting Short sets  of coins that represents a portion of an entire series. There is a particular range of years which accommodates these sets, and many of these short sets are very popular among collectors. All sets mentioned below can be found in the PCGS […]

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Top Pop 1935 Buffalo Nickel in NGC MS-68 Offered by GreatCollections

By CoinWeek ….   On Sunday, December 29, as part of its last auction for the year, GreatCollections.com will end bidding on this 1935 Buffalo nickel, graded MS-68 by NGC. Even though 58,264,000 Buffalo nickels were struck in 1935, it is nevertheless an interesting study in condition rarity. In grades up to and including Mint […]

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Coin Collecting Back on the Upswing

By Richard Giedroyc
We might all like to think the value of collectible coins is immune to outside influences. These outside influences include the stock market, international exchange rates, and the bullion spot price of precious metal. When the collectible coin market heats up this becomes especially true for the scarce to rare coin segment of coin collecting, with many other generally more available coins appreciating as well

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CAC coins bring premiums in June 2019

In addition to faring well in Internet sales during the month of June, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in a live auction at a Long Beach Expo in California. Here are 10 examples, which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed

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Spring Cleaning Your Coin Collection (#4)

by Mike Thorne
At the end of my last column, I introduced an issue that could be summarized in the following question: If I purchase only coins certified by the major certification services, why would I need to learn how to grade coins for myself? If the grades assigned by the services are both valid (what they’re supposed to be) and reliable (the same coins receive the same grades time after time), why can’t I just depend on the certification services to get it right?
For one thing, there are many coins that will never be sent to a certification service. Given how much it costs to have a coin certified, it’s not cost effective to certify anything worth less than $100 or so. If you’re relatively new to collecting, the under $100 figure probably accounts for almost everything in your collection

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Collectors and dealers are in this together

Coin values continue to be a mixed bag. A surprising number of the usually popular Morgan silver dollar coin prices remain even or have declined modestly. Likewise, there have been price decreases in areas including Buffalo nickels, Barber dimes, and Walking Liberty Half dollars

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Hidden in plain sight: Reverse of the 2018 American Innovation dollar pays subtle homage to the legendary designer of the Buffalo nickel

If you are interested in the new American Innovation $1 Coin Program and have a fancy for Buffalo nickels, we have some good news for you. A commonly unnoticed (or at least undiscussed) detail on the reverse of the 2018 American Innovation dollar hints toward a connection with the designer of the Buffalo (or Indian Head) nickel, James Earle Fraser

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Hidden in plain sight: Reverse of the 2018 American Innovation dollar pays subtle homage to the legendary designer of the Buffalo nickel

If you are interested in the new American Innovation $1 Coin Program and have a fancy for Buffalo nickels, we have some good news for you. A commonly unnoticed (or at least undiscussed) detail on the reverse of the 2018 American Innovation dollar hints toward a connection with the designer of the Buffalo (or Indian Head) nickel, James Earle Fraser

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Hidden in plain sight: Reverse of the 2018 American Innovation dollar pays subtle homage to the legendary designer of the Buffalo nickel

If you are interested in the new American Innovation $1 Coin Program and have a fancy for Buffalo nickels, we have some good news for you. A commonly unnoticed (or at least undiscussed) detail on the reverse of the 2018 American Innovation dollar hints toward a connection with the designer of the Buffalo (or Indian Head) nickel, James Earle Fraser

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Hidden in plain sight: Reverse of the 2018 American Innovation dollar pays subtle homage to the legendary designer of the Buffalo nickel

If you are interested in the new American Innovation $1 Coin Program and have a fancy for Buffalo nickels, we have some good news for you. A commonly unnoticed (or at least undiscussed) detail on the reverse of the 2018 American Innovation dollar hints toward a connection with the designer of the Buffalo (or Indian Head) nickel, James Earle Fraser

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Full Set of Registry-Quality Buffalo Nickels at David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction

By David Lawrence Rare Coins …… Our Sunday Internet Auction #1044 includes a selection of 346 New Items along with the Raging Buffalo Collection, 45 Special No Reserve Lots and 25 Vault Value Items. This week, we are very excited to offer The Raging Buffalo Collection, a full set of registry-quality buffalo nickels. Almost every coin […]

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Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1918/7-D Buffalo Nickel

Counterfeit 1918/7-D Buffalo Nickel By Max Spiegel, NGC Numismatic Researcher ……….. Altered Date and Added Mintmark – The 1918/7-D Buffalo Nickel is often altered, but diagnostics can aid in finding the counterfeits. There are some coins that are often faked outright–i.e., with cast or struck counterfeits–and there are other coins that are frequently altered to […]

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The Dentuck Balto blog: Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Old Man Winter this year reminds me of Peter Falk’s rumpled homicide detective “Columbo.” You remember him, right? He would casually pester a murder suspect, who views the seemingly absent-minded, clueless investigator with amusement or contempt

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Classic US Coins – Building a Set of Buffalo Nickels at Very Low Cost

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #396 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds ….. With more than two dozen dates costing less than $20 each and a half-dozen costing less than $2 each, a set of Very Fine to Extremely Fine grade ‘Normal Date’ Buffalo nickels can […]

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Did you know that the buffalo on the “Buffalo Nickel” is not a buffalo at all?

While the official name is the Five Cent Indian head, this coin has come to be known in the hobby as a “Buffalo Nickel.” Peculiarly, the sturdy animal featured on the coin is not an actual buffalo — it is an American bison!
One may understandably have a hard time distinguishing between the animals

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Whitman Publishes Expanded 2nd Edition of Guide Book of Buffalo, Jefferson Nickels

Whitman Publishing announces the release of the new second edition of the Guide Book of Buffalo and Jefferson Nickels, by Q. David Bowers. The 320-page softcover book is available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online (including at www.Whitman.com), for $19.95 USD. Bowers will autograph copies at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair […]

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Whitman Publishing releases expanded new 2nd edition of the “Guide Book of Buffalo and Jefferson Nickels”

(Atlanta, Georgia) — Whitman Publishing announces the release of the new second edition of the Guide Book of Buffalo and Jefferson Nickels, by Q. David Bowers

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Whitman Publishing releases expanded new 2nd edition of the “Guide Book of Buffalo and Jefferson Nickels”

(Atlanta, Georgia) — Whitman Publishing announces the release of the new second edition of the Guide Book of Buffalo and Jefferson Nickels, by Q. David Bowers

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Summer Shines on Baltimore Whitman Expo

Delaware Couple Hunting Buffalos in Blue Moon; Gold in a Quagmire? By Jim Bisognani – NGC Contributor …….. According to the calendar, summer is officially here! As I write this, the temperature is knocking on the upper side of 90, confirming that with a hot exclamation point. Since the season is all too brief here […]

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The Epic $100 Nickel Roll Search

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com …… I’ve been picking through nickel rolls for years. I searched through my first roll of nickels in 1993, when I was 12 years old and first getting into coin collecting. I remember finding one or two pre-1960 Jefferson nickels in almost every roll back in those days, but I […]

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US Coins Surpass $6.5 Million at Stack’s Bowers 2016 Whitman Baltimore Auction

Nostalgia for young America was demonstrated throughout the sessions of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the November 2016 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo, where colonial and classic issues claimed the spotlight at the Baltimore Convention Center. The United States coins portion of the sale saw strong results, surpassing $6.5 million in total prices […]

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Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1924-S Buffalo Nickel

By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……… The 1924-S is a prime target for counterfeiters. In particular, sharp-eyed graders will pay close attention to additions or other alterations made to the mintmark. Prominent sculptor James Earle Fraser created an iconic design deeply rooted in Western Americana for the Buffalo Nickel, which was struck from 1913 […]

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Legend Regency Auction XIX: A Fabulous PCGS Buffalo Nickel Collection

Legend Rare Coin Auctions is pleased to announce that it is offering one of the finest-ever graded toned example of the basic set of 64 Buffalo Nickels and three of the varieties – 3 Leg, D/D and D/S – in our Regency Auction XIX taking place on December 15th in Las Vegas in conjunction with […]

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Classic US Coins – You Can’t Roller-Skate In This Buffalo Herd

By Jim Bisognani – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …..   Online Auctions Tide Collectors Over – My Five–0 Season Continues Summer 2016 has certainly been busy and eventful. Numismatically speaking I can’t recall having enjoyed our hobby as much as I continue on my Five-0—fifty years as a collector-season. Things have changed in so many ways […]

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Seldom Seen Selections: 1913 Buffalo Nickel Pattern

Mint documents indicate that Philadelphia Mint Superintendent John Landis informed Mint Director George Roberts on March 3, 1913 that 17 pattern Buffalo Nickels had been struck. The documents also list to whom they were distributed. Of the 17 struck, six pieces went to John Landis on February 28 and are assumed to have been destroyed. […]

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US Coin Pattern – 1913 Buffalo Nickel

Mint documents indicate that Philadelphia Mint Superintendent John Landis informed Mint Director George Roberts on March 3, 1913 that 17 pattern Buffalo Nickels had been struck. The documents also list to whom they were distributed. Of the 17 struck, six pieces went to John Landis on February 28 and are assumed to have been destroyed. […]

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Coin Market Strong – Three Major Sales In September

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. 20th century type targeted by collectors; Indian Cents and Buffalo Nickels on the move; Wholesale trading brisk I really don’t know if some unknown nefarious force is tinkering with Mother Nature’s time machine—I can’t believe that as we go to press, we are ready to enjoy Labor Day […]

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Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1924-S Buffalo Nickel

by Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……… The 1924-S is a prime target for counterfeiters. In particular, sharp-eyed graders will pay close attention to additions or other alterations made to the mintmark. Prominent sculptor James Earle Fraser created an iconic design deeply rooted in Western Americana for the Buffalo Nickel, which was struck from 1913 […]

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Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 9: Buffalo Nickels

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #254  A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds… For less than $500 per coin, a set of Buffalo nickels ‘by date’ (including U.S. Mint locations) can certainly be completed, provided that the 1918/7-D overdate and the 1916/1916 […]

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Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 9: Buffalo Nickels

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #254  A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds… For less than $500 per coin, a set of Buffalo nickels ‘by date’ (including U.S. Mint locations) can certainly be completed, provided that the 1918/7-D overdate and the 1916/1916 […]

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