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Help With Partial Date Buffalo Nickel Please

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 Posted 06/13/2021  08:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You should be able to bring it back by leaving the coin in a
solution of 3 parts vinegar and 1 part peroxide , anywhere from 2 hours to 12 hours .

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 Posted 06/13/2021  09:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good formula. I'll guess 1929.
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 Posted 06/13/2021  09:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Herestohoping to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll have to try that won't Damage the coin right?
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 Posted 06/13/2021  11:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ratman4762 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
yes, that will damage the coin. It will be what is called a restored date coin, or acid restored. (vinegar is an acid) As is, coin isn't worth much. acid restored dates aren't worth much unless it turns out to be a rare date or variety.
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 Posted 06/13/2021  11:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Got an old fashioned polarizing lens to screw onto the front of a 35mm camera lens?

In college, many moons ago, I had a friend show me a dateless buffalo's date can be seen if you put it under the polarizing filter and look at it at an angle.
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 Posted 06/13/2021  11:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ty2020b to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Add me to the 1929 list.

As stated, it will be a damaged coin, but as is, it's not worth much.

Option 1: keep it as is, a well worn 1929
Option 2: learning experience, restore the date, and have a damaged 1929, with more visible features.
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 Posted 06/13/2021  11:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I'll have to try that won't Damage the coin right?

Your worried about damaging the coin ? In it's present condition with or without the acid treatment that Nickel is worth about 20 !

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 Posted 06/13/2021  1:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Herestohoping to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's my first Buffalo nickel I'm still pretty new to coin collecting lol that's why I asked
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 Posted 06/13/2021  1:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add halfamind to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There were no 1922 Buffalo nickels. I'm going to vote for 1929, with a relatively high mintage of 36.4 million.
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 Posted 06/13/2021  5:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fortcollins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
From the left ribbon design, it has to be 1926-27-28-29. The design rules out the 1920-21-23-24-25 coins.
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 Posted 06/13/2021  6:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Herestohoping to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the info I didn't even think of that
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 Posted 06/13/2021  7:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add thecoinguy1964 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's toast, no matter what the date, no hard feelings. The Buffalo nickel date design was not good for retaining dates. I have more partial dates than I can count.
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 Posted 06/13/2021  9:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't know why you would spend any effort on this coin. It's a low value dateless bison nickel. My LCS sell ones with full date for 75 cents. They tell you to spend the dateless ones there is no market for them. Keep it as your first coin. Get a full date one for cheap (well the common dates ones)
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 Posted 06/14/2021  12:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Herestohoping to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is the results of using vinegar and peroxide lol
No good can come from it


Oh well had to try.. at least to learn lol
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You made it worse . Your solution mix ? , Or the time the coin was left in solution ?

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