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1913-S Buffalo Nickel Value

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 Posted 04/25/2011  11:04 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add exrider1414 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

I recently purchased an ANACS slabbed 1913-S Variety 2 AU55 Buffalo nickel. The coin is marked corroded on the slab heading, but I cannot find any corrosion on the coin. I tried taking pics, but was unsuccessful in capturing this coin correctly. In your honest opinion how much is the coin devalued by having the corroded marking?

RedBook shows the following prices for this coin:
AU-50 values at $750
MS-60 values at $1000

Hoping I did good by only paying $450...

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 Posted 04/25/2011  11:24 pm  Show Profile Check specksynder's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add specksynder to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
$450 is probably a good deal. I've been watching these coins on eBay and even heavy environmental damage with original fields (no nic-a-date) are going for well over $200. If you think the coin looks good in hand, you paid just over half of RedBook and almost exactly on bluebook prices.

By the way, the last Buffalo nickel I bought had corrosion on the edge, so you might check there.

Congrats. 1913-S Type II is the last buffalo I need for my set. Been looking for a deal for about 3 months now.
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 Posted 04/25/2011  11:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add numismo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
AU bid is $520. Any detrimental phrases such as corroded, cleaned, scratched, environmental damage, etc always cut into the value. How much is up to the buyer. Without pictures it's hard to tell about your coin.
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 Posted 04/25/2011  11:26 pm  Show Profile Check johnny54321's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add johnny54321 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
IMO, it all depends on how significant the corrosion is. If it is light enough that you could have the coin reslabbed as problem free, then you did well imo. A severely corroded coin would be valued less than you paid imo. We would need good pictures though to say anything for sure.
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 Posted 04/25/2011  11:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add exrider1414 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the information. I cannot see the edge in the ANACS slab.

I am hoping to sell this coin at the upcoming PAN show in Monroeville, PA. I like this coin, but I want to invest the monies into a 1916 SLQ. Last one I need to complete the SLQ set.
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 Posted 04/26/2011  12:24 am  Show Profile Check johnny54321's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add johnny54321 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
I like this coin, but I want to invest the monies into a 1916 SLQ. Last one I need to complete the SLQ set.


Now THAT's what I'm talkin about!
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 Posted 04/26/2011  03:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Typesetmaker to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
a 1916 SLQ in AU took me 12 years to locate for a decent price. the strikes are commonly so so best be careful and do lots of comparing!
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 Posted 04/26/2011  4:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add exrider1414 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Congrats TSM on an AU specimen of this coin. I do not foresee me being able to obtain such a high grade yet. I started with low grade coins and have since upgraded all other coins to MS level coins. But the 1916 has evaded me for two or so years. I have been saving and with silver being up I am hoping to horse trade for something to get me started.

I have called a few of the coin dealers who are appearing at the show and let them know I am in the market. Hopefully it works out, but either way a day at the show is a good day.
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