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1914 S Buffalo Nickel, Unslabbed

 
 
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 Posted 03/14/2019  10:27 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add KenBerthiaume to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
what do you think? I like it, but the strike is kind of light, I think.

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 Posted 03/14/2019  10:40 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add westernsky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice coin...solid 64, shot at 65.

Very pretty coin!
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 Posted 03/14/2019  12:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add numismatic student to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
64 due to some hits between the buffalo's legs. A beauty with a nice full strike amid a sea of typically soft struck examples.
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 Posted 03/14/2019  12:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fortcollins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Beautiful coin!

The obverse has nice detail on the Indian's eye, braid, central design of the long feathers, date, and central ribbon. The strike weakness is more peripheral than central, and the hairline at the cheekbone is well defined for a branch mint teens Buffalo. Other than a couple small rim dings, the obverse is spectacular. The reverse shows a well defined horn, details on the eye and hair on the buffalo's head. The tail is only a little weak, and some of the details on the hair on the buffalo's back and beard are a bit soft, but not abnormally so for the date. There is a contact mark at the high point of the buffalo's back and a few contact marks between the front and back legs. EPU reflects the omnipresent clash mark, and there are die polishing signs below the Indian's chin for the same reason.

There are a few areas that are difficult to see because of the lighting, but I definitely don't see anything that would keep this below a 64 straight grade, unless it gets graded on a Monday and the the grumpy grader thinks the softer strike knocks it down a notch to a 63. That, to me, seems to be the big question mark. Again, this strike doesn't seem to be anywhere near a two-point weak strike deduction, and there is a decent shot at 65 being the starting point, rather than 64. My personal grade would be a no-problem 64.

Again, you have a truly beautiful coin.
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 Posted 03/14/2019  12:20 pm  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 03/14/2019  5:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm just not seeing nice original chart wheel luster. It seems a bit dull. I'm on the fence with this one, AU-58 or MS-63. Photos are not where I can tell for sure.
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 Posted 03/14/2019  5:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add acloco to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Oooooh La La!

WOW! Superb example.

Slightly soft strike - yes. See the doubling at the top of the date and along the entire right side of the face?

Believe there is remnants of die class as well.

I like this example at AU58 - slight rub on the highest hip point and horn.

BUT....would not be surprised if this example was in a MS63 grade either.
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 Posted 03/14/2019  7:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nick10 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
wonderful coin, unsure about the lack of luster though, I'll go 64
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 Posted 03/15/2019  3:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverDollar2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
MS-64
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 Posted 03/16/2019  12:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll say 65, super coin and congrats.
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