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Walking Liberty Or Bison Nickels?

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 Posted 11/04/2019  3:23 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
As I'm only down to the Mercury 16-D, I'm getting an inkling to start another set. I'm down to the 50 cent Walking Liberty or the 5 cent Bison nickels.

Which one would you recommend and why?
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 Posted 11/04/2019  4:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
They're both great candidates - I lean slightly toward the Buffs.
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 Posted 11/04/2019  4:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinCollector2012 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would do the Walkers. They look great no matter what grade you get them in, and they are really stunning when you get them in MS.


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 Posted 11/04/2019  4:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You make a good argument with that photo.

I admit bias. I have a buffalo set, while the only Walker I have is in my 7070.
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 Posted 11/04/2019  5:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add acloco to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Both. Yes.....both.

Set the grade YOU want to collect each set in. Determine if you will be adding any or all of the major error coins. Study the price guide to determine what your pocketbook will allow as well.
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 Posted 11/04/2019  5:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fplagge to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yep! Cost is a big factor... at least it would be for me. And availability , also.

Other than that, just choose your own preference. You cannot go wrong with either choice.
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 Posted 11/04/2019  5:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Classic Coins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think the Walking Liberty half dollar is the most beautiful coin design the U.S. has produced for circulation.
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 Posted 11/04/2019  6:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The Buffalo nickel is one of the few US coin designs with an equally impressive obverse and reverse.

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Okay, except maybe for the SBA dollar.
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 Posted 11/04/2019  6:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Cost wise I would go with the WLH over the Buffaloes . But then again it all depends on what grades you want to put together .
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 Posted 11/04/2019  7:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kanga to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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That is a VERY impressive WLH.
Full set of dress lines.
Thumb easily separate on the hand.
Not a particular easy coin for that year.

Better than my PDS birth year set and they are all MS-65's.
Describe it as if there were no picture.
Picture it as if there were no description.
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 Posted 11/04/2019  7:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you all, I think the answer may be both!!

Kind of leaning toward the Walkers with the picture Coin Collector posted, but I have seen nice Bison nickels also :)




Heck the walkers are also pretty...



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 Posted 11/04/2019  7:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add thecoinguy1964 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I vote for both!
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 Posted 11/04/2019  8:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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but I have seen nice Bison nickels also :)

Even though it's truly a Bison on the reverse it is mainly called Buffalo nickels , Some old timers called it Indian head Nickels but never Bison . You my friend can call them anything you want . What ever floats your boat .
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 Posted 11/04/2019  9:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Calling it a Buffalo nickel when the animal is not a buffalo is wrong, I'm calling it what the animal actually is. It's a bison, hence I'll call it a bison nickel :)

It's not like I'm calling Lincoln cents a "penny"
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 Posted 11/04/2019  9:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I vote Walking Liberty... but, have you considered Standing Liberty quarters? With whatever you chose, you cannot go wrong
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