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 Posted 02/15/2018  8:29 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add acloco to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
THREE LEGGED Buffalo nickels!! :)

One completed my Library of Coins set and another will be coming home with me in a couple weeks.






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 Posted 02/15/2018  8:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add acloco to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My selection.....



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 Posted 02/15/2018  8:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Crazyb0 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
May I inquire how much? (Before I say RIIIIIIGGGGHHHHT....) one should put you out 10 Benjamins. I would like to see pix in detail of the lost leg...easily removed with the right touch of a Dremel. 5 raw coins?... sets off the bells and raises flags to me, sorry.

EDIT: Need to get your money back my friend. Link to a TPG.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/1937-D-3...l13=&veh=sem

Your nickel has residual image and hoof removed. Last is reverse of above slab.





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 Posted 02/15/2018  8:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MikeF to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi, my name is MikeF and I'm a degenerate coin collector. I also like adventure, big trucks, long walks on the beach and the Kansas City Chiefs.
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 Posted 02/15/2018  8:55 pm  Show Profile   Check paralyse's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add paralyse to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The 37D 3 leg is not as uncommon as people might think, and there are at least 3 known die states with varying amounts of "leglessness", so to speak.

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 Posted 02/15/2018  9:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Considering the relative ease of turning a few dollar coin into a several hundred dollar coin I'd never buy one raw.
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 Posted 02/15/2018  11:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add acloco to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks!

My photography is not providing the detail needed by the hoof. Of note, the hoof is NOT supposed to be very strong on legit 3 leggers.

From NGC:
"On all legitimate 1937-D 3-Legged Nickels there is significant die erosion at the back of the Indian's neck, which looks "moth eaten."

"The second diagnostic is the line of tiny raised die lumps below the center of the buffalo, appearing almost as if it were urinating. These die lumps may not be visible on low grade specimens so their presence is not a requirement when authenticating."

Another source: "The best way to detect a fake is to look at the "P" in pluribus and the "U" in unum Those letters do not touch the back of the buffalo"


Another thread by a member on the same subject.

http://goccf.com/t/263122&whichpage=1
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 Posted 02/15/2018  11:27 pm  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice!
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 Posted 02/15/2018  11:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add acloco to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A touch better pictures. I provided more direct lighting and coin/iphone lense at little angle to each other.

Obverse clearly shows the "moth eaten" look at the back of the neck.



Reverse - P and you are NOT touching the back.
trickle spots under belly








IMHO, this is a legit 3 legger. Someday, I might send in, but actually purchased THIS Buffalo, for my album. I did not want a slabbed coin. Might sound weird to some, but I do not want an empty slot in this circulated buffalo book.

Besides having the pick of 5, I received a superb deal. This buff is XF all day long.


THANK YOU to each person that has responded. CrazyBo - thanks for nudging me for better pictures...AND your insight.
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 Posted 02/16/2018  01:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add westernsky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like the real deal to me.

Congrats!
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 Posted 02/17/2018  01:58 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I totally understand wanting a raw coin for the album. I set my limit on what would be included raw in my Jeff album, and that limit varies with every collector & album. Seeing all of those Buffs in a multi-page herd is the reward.
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 Posted 02/17/2018  1:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hope you're right!
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 Posted 02/17/2018  8:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks great -- nice crippled Buffalo!

I don't understand, when the same diagnostics are available to the average Joe as to the TPGs, why people think a TPG is necessary to tell a fake coin.

I deliberately bought a fake for 2.00 off of eBay years ago (before they banned Big Tree Company) to study. I took it to my local coin shop and asked him to educate me.
He told me I did not need a fake one in hand and showed me the very diagnostic points mentioned in this thread.

To me saying a TPG is a necessity in this case is like saying a line I draw with a red crayon won't really be the same color as the one drawn by an "expert" using the same crayon.

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 Posted 02/20/2018  06:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add peaece13 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Totally agree with you Earle43

Congratulations to op on a nice 3leg for the album.
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 Posted 02/20/2018  08:38 am  Show Profile   Check chafemasterj's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chafemasterj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the education.
Check out my counterstamped Lincoln Cent collection:
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