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Is This Buffalo Nickel Real?

 
 
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 Posted 06/20/2019  02:43 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Sunheart to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi everyone! I got this in change the other day and have never seen one before. I wanted to know if it was real?


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 Posted 06/20/2019  03:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add EBrown to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't know much about American coins but it looks like a hobo nickel, right? Curious.
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 Posted 06/20/2019  03:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Numisma to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like one of the modern "hobo" nickels a number of people make these days. So yes, it's a real 1936-S buff, though it ought to be worth more now. I've never heard of them circulating.
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 Posted 06/20/2019  03:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sunheart to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks EBrown! But what's a hobo nickel? I've heard of a wooden nickel but not a hobo nickel.
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 Posted 06/20/2019  03:11 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sunheart to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you Numisma! So it is real? And because it's a hobo nickel makes its value go up?
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 Posted 06/20/2019  03:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DoctorBurnzy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I wouldn't get your hopes too high. 1936 is a common year for the fake Chinese replica coin modern hobo nickel casts. Here's a 1936-s going for $3.99 on Ebay..https://www.ebay.com/itm/HOBO-Nicke...d:1....still cool to find it in circulation....But do some research on the coin. The wear on the back doesn't feel right to me. I'd go with Chinese fake, but I may be wrong. Do some research or wait for others to chime in....and btw Welcome to CCF.
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 Posted 06/20/2019  07:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Your very lucky to have found that in change. These bobo Nickels are sort after by some collectors .
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 Posted 06/20/2019  08:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'd say this is 100% counterfeit and agree with Doc that the reverse isn't quite right.
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 Posted 06/20/2019  09:01 am  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A fake common coin, what is this world coming too?....
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 Posted 06/20/2019  09:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add USSID18 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Your very lucky to have found that in change. These bobo Nickels are sort after by some collectors .
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 Posted 06/20/2019  10:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Chinese fake hobo nickel. Not a real "hobo", not a real nickel.
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 Posted 06/20/2019  11:18 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sunheart to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A fake? I knew it was too good to be true! Thank you you all for your help and warm welcome! As soon as I find another interesting coin I'll post it!
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 Posted 06/20/2019  1:03 pm  Show Profile   Check Tanman2001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Tanman2001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Definitely a fake, E PLURIBUS UNUM on the reverse is completely missing.
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 Posted 06/20/2019  3:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DoctorBurnzy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ahhhh missed that. You are completely right....well that means selling for $3.99 on Ebay for similar, but who's buying? It's worth whatever one pays under that probably , but most indeed a fake.
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 Posted 06/20/2019  8:29 pm  Show Profile   Check 52Raymo's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 52Raymo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Found it, 1.16 apiece
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