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Buffalo Nickels And Restored Dates

 
 
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 Posted 06/27/2017  08:41 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add TheForce to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
What exactly is "restored details"? I have been seeing this on Buffalo nickel listings on eBay. Doesn't sound good to me.
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 Posted 06/27/2017  08:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Slider23 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The nickels have been dipped is a solution to raise the date. Do not buy restored date coins as the dates can easily be rubbed off and the coins are left with a chemical discoloration after date restoration.
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 Posted 06/27/2017  08:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A restored date is also known as an acid date . When you use Nic-o-Date or vinegar & peroxide on the worn out date the acid brings up the date about 97% of the time . Some rare DD or over dates with a restored date can still be worth a premium .
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 Posted 06/27/2017  4:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good explanation. OK to try restoring them yourself, perhaps, but not a good idea to buy them.
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 Posted 06/27/2017  5:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If cash is tight it might be necessary to get acid dates for some of the toughest dates. Generally they have nearly no value. Although I'd probably try a type one with an S mint mark
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 Posted 06/27/2017  6:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nutmeg to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
As an experiment I once tried Nik-a-date on some worn out Buffalos. It was fun to see what I had.
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 Posted 06/29/2017  11:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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What exactly is "restored details"? I have been seeing this on Buffalo nickel listings on eBay. Doesn't sound good to me.

If you do the date restoration by soaking the whole coin and not just applying the solution to the date area, along with restoring the date it also restores some of the worn away details as well.
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 Posted 06/29/2017  5:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Beefer518 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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If you do the date restoration by soaking the whole coin and not just applying the solution to the date area, along with restoring the date it also restores some of the worn away details as well.


But it makes the whole coin look funky.
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 Posted 06/30/2017  9:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If you use the vinegar method they come out fairly white and just looking etched. The Nic-a-date does make them look funky, and usually especially ugly if it is just applied to the date area. You get a very worn looking coin with an ugly blotch around the date area.
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 Posted 07/01/2017  7:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Benja to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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A CCF member, weerdsteve, is pretty good at restoring Buffalo dates. Take a look...

http://www.ebay.com/usr/buffaloreincarnations


Wait... is that the guy who is offering his business for $25,000? https://www.buffaloreincarnations.c...toration.php
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 Posted 07/01/2017  7:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Debrajc to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The one and only @Benja......

Sounds a bit steep to me.
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 Posted 07/01/2017  9:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add westernsky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
As far as I am concerned, Weerdsteeve is the expert regarding restored date Buffalo nickels. It is a niche market but it has it's fans.
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Wait... is that the guy who is offering his business for $25,000?

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The one and only @Benja......
Wow, that is news to me.
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