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 Posted 03/07/2021  2:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ty2020b to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@panzaldi, reverse K5-k6 is plastic from the holder it's in, no damage.
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 Posted 03/08/2021  8:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fortcollins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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@FC, the reverse issue you pointed out is the plastic from the holder. It's in a generic slab similar to the old ANACS holders.


Ahhh, much better.

Interesting EMDS obverse and MDS reverse die pair here. There is clear evidence of clashing (notice the spiked head on the buffalo and the clashing at the right rear leg), with only partial die polishing (beneath the chin). It's a pretty sharp strike, and solid grade. With the NQA return policy, it might be good to see it in hand.

My question would be whether there is some luster disruption on the high points, and if so, whether that is just toning, cabinet rub, or very light circulation. My hunch is that it is just toning from being an album coin. With the plastic holder explanation, I could easily see MS-65 here.
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 Posted 03/08/2021  8:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ty2020b to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Forgot to update this. I did go ahead and pull the trigger on it. Really wanted to see this one in hand.

Given the sellers no questions asked return policy, I figured worst case I can return if I'm not confident once its in hand. I don't typically do this, but given the asking price (and the probability of a high MS grade hiding under the sticker on the old PCI holder, swaying the sellers price), I could justify a return as not as described if its sub par for the money.

Should be in hand beginning of next week. Will update then!

Thanks for the input everyone!
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 Posted 03/09/2021  12:15 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jmkendall to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've had more than a few buffs come back in a 66 holder, though they were blast white. Which really should not make any differnence,but probably does in the real world. Strike is nice but "not that nice" for a higher grade. Though it might warrant it on a purly techincal basis.
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 Posted 03/13/2021  1:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add KYCopperCoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'd say it has a shot at ms65 personally
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 Posted 03/14/2021  12:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It has a chance of making 65, but if I were a buyer I would only pay MS-64 money for it.
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 Posted 03/14/2021  9:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ty2020b to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Back in town and this showed up. Decided to go ahead and crack it from the old PCI MS65 holder and take a gamble on this one. Ended up paying MS64+ money on this one, bit of a jump from 64 to 65. I like it in hand, think it has an strong shot at MS65. Will be sending off tomorrow with my PCGS sub.


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 Posted 03/14/2021  9:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good luck in sending it off to PCGS . Nice shot at 65 but a tad weak in some areas .
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 Posted 03/14/2021  10:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good shot at 65, worth the cost. Let us know!
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 Posted 03/14/2021  10:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fortcollins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Your pics are much better than the seller's pics.

The discoloration looks like album toning. The golden color is a dead giveaway for the old Wayte Raymond / National Coin albums.

Nice coin! I'll look forward to seeing what PCGS says.
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 Posted 04/16/2021  5:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ty2020b to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Grades and Trueview posted. Very happy this one came back MS65, I knew it would be close, but I do feel it was deserving.


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 Posted 04/16/2021  5:31 pm  Show Profile   Check Collects82's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Collects82 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That is a most beautiful Buffalo!
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 Posted 04/17/2021  09:40 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add panzaldi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
i really thought it was a long shot for 65 with the weaker strike on both sides but congrats on that one
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 Posted 04/17/2021  09:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well done!
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 Posted 04/17/2021  2:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fortcollins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well done, my friend! That's a beauty. It fits your collection well.
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