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 Posted 09/10/2019  7:37 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Anna Mary to your friends list Get a Link to this Message


are these proofs? they are very very shiny
thank you?
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 Posted 09/10/2019  7:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinCollector2012 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


Unfortunately, they do not look like proofs. Looks like someone polished them.
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 Posted 09/10/2019  7:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Anna Mary to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
One of them looks like it has less lines and indentations than the other, so that may be true. These were my father in laws, and I am not sure that he not have known any better that to do that. what made me wonder was the fact that the have that "mirrored" look when you see them in person. sort of a mercury look, if you know what I mean. Could they have been polished to look that way? Darn, I thought we had something here.
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Oh, just re_read your reply. I did not polish these, in fact just pulled them out of a box I found today. Dad in law had them many years. I haven't even wiped them off... I would not have presented them as I did if I had altered them in any way. Sorry, new here. took a minute to understand what you were saying. Polishing them would only devalue them further.
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 Posted 09/10/2019  8:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To CCF , I don't think your father-in-law would have 1937 proof Buffalo nickels floating around unholderd in a box . I'm sure the are plated or buffed up business strikes . Kills collector value .
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 Posted 09/10/2019  8:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Anna Mary to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well, I know my dad would have know the value of what he had...that was his venue, but my father in law, he was quite a hoarder :) but a sweet heart.
Thanks for the help. Found a video on another site, they explained the difference between proofs and shiny coins. But really, the picture above does not capture the mirrored look of these. How does someone actually buff up a coin? it looks different than just new. But buffed is most what it is.
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 Posted 09/10/2019  9:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Metal polish and s Dremel buffing wheel.
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 Posted 09/11/2019  01:05 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Maybe they can be your first two coins in a Buffalo set.
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 Posted 09/11/2019  07:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Unfortunately just polished with some kind of stuff like a car wax.
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 Posted 09/11/2019  07:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF. Someone buffed/polished them, most likely to use in/on jewelry.
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 Posted 09/11/2019  09:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Anna Mary to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I bet it was pap! He he! Thanks yall!
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Sorry, one more question....got a bag of coins, so, very confusing. Instead of going to the "shiny"one (my first inclination) here is one more that I was wondering : would this be something that happened when minted or did someone lay it on the railroad? Last question ....honest.
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 Posted 09/11/2019  09:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add muddyknuckles to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just because you are need doesn't mean you shouldn't get a fair shake is it possible to get closer pictures of the nickels please. If using a smart phone you should be able to crop it on your phone before loading it onto the site it works wonders. Also please if possible attempt clean pictures of the reverses of your "1937" nickels before the experts jump to value better pictures including the reverses will help you tremendously. If her father had been a collector it is possible we need reverse pictures and better close ups before we venture as to value. Remember just because it isn't likely...doesn't mean it isn't possible.
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I will get a better photo of the nickel, and of this one, it will take a bit, need to use my camera...my phone and I pad aren't great. My dad was an antique book dealer, but the 2 Indian head nickels were not his, they were my fatherinlaws. Dad has been gone almost 30 years, he knew a lot.thank you!
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