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 Posted 04/18/2016  3:22 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Stillaz1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello, going through my childhood coin collection and realized that
One nickel stood out to me. Never seen a copper buffalo b4, read of one
Instance , reported as a unique. Anyone have info? No date, but pretty sure
It's copper.

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 Posted 04/18/2016  3:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF. We will need much better photos front and back. I have never heard or read about a copper Buffalo nickel.Post better pics and one of our pros will chime in.
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 Posted 04/18/2016  3:30 pm  Show Profile   Check nss-52's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add nss-52 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Lots of old nickels (buffalos and Jeffersons) get a brown color, generally from being in the ground or chemicals/minerals.
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 Posted 04/18/2016  3:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have seen plenty of nickels with corrosion that look copperish.
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 Posted 04/18/2016  3:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bpoc1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Stillaz1, to CCF.
A better picture of the obverse and reverse would help. Can you give an actual weight and diameter?.
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 Posted 04/18/2016  3:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Stillaz1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here's another photo, with another buff for compare, best I could get it. I will pull out a better camera tonight

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 Posted 04/18/2016  3:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TypeCoin971793 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like it was buried for decades.
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 Posted 04/18/2016  3:54 pm  Show Profile   Check BigSilver's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BigSilver to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting read.
I would love to hear that you have got a real rarity.
But considering the wear it would be very unlikely that a test our pattern coin would be accidentally circulated and not noticed for that long...
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 Posted 04/18/2016  4:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Stillaz1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yeah, I know it's prob wishful thinking, but I have a hundred Buffalo nickels, and some a " brown" color, but this coins color is copper, very striking color, and the patina on it yells copper, and it is uniform. Oh, and I found it in a coin roll , my grandfather collected this when he was young, and it came to me as a boy. This coin was in a coin roll for 30 + years.
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 Posted 04/18/2016  4:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TypeCoin971793 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I still think it was buried. Only an XRF reading will tell for sure as the two planchets weigh almost the exact same.
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 Posted 04/18/2016  5:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for the link,I learned something new.
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 Posted 04/18/2016  8:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add rking007 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What is the date and mintmark? Just curious.

Edit: Sorry, missed the part in the first post saying there is no date.
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With TypeCoin , ground find or salt water. Environmental damage . I've seen this before . also you can see the green corrosion on the reverse .
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The lnk is wrong about oe thing, the 1920 they show is not the only full weight copper buffalo there is at least one or possibly two more. But they are 1913's and were pattern pieces created during the processes that lead to the adoption of the Buffalo nickel. I believe one of them is still in the Eric Newman collection. It had been in the custom holder that was made for the 1913 V nickels back when Col Green owned them.
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