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1929 Buffalo Nickel For Grading

 
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 Posted 02/16/2020  08:56 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add johnny676767 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
What are your thoughts on this one?




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 Posted 02/16/2020  09:11 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll say AU-55.
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 Posted 02/16/2020  09:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jafo50 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice buff but not worth the money to have it graded.
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 Posted 02/16/2020  09:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Zurie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think it's more of a strike issue than wear. I'd say MS-63.
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 Posted 02/16/2020  12:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I really like this Nickel ,I'm going with a little wear .
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 Posted 02/16/2020  1:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice AU-55.
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In hand (10x), I don't see any wear. Luster appears intact. I know the pics aren't so clear. I feel it's a weak strike although I always struggle with the light wear/weak strike issues on these. I am primarily looking at the head and hump hair detail to make this determination. I don't see rub/wear on tail, hip, horn or ribbon, braid, knot.
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 Posted 02/16/2020  1:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The dull breaks in the luster on all the high points are from wear.
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 Posted 02/17/2020  02:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fortcollins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Decent 1929. That's a year with lots of mismatched die pairings, and yours has a good match, MDS obverse and EMDS reverse. There has been fairly heavy die polishing to address the usual clash marks (second feather tip / buffalo's head and "BER" of LIBERTY / right rear leg most notably. The chin / EPU clash was polished on the obverse, but not the reverse. The strike is average.

I see light, but even wear on the high points, with disruption of the luster. This looks like a solid AU. I see it as AU-55, but there isn't any real difference in value between AU-55 and AU-58 for a 1929. I don't see any eye appeal concerns.
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 Posted 02/17/2020  09:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add panzaldi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm at AU55 also

can someone explain what the terms MDS and EMDS mean? I've seen a couple other acronyms similar to this and have no idea what they mean. is there a list somewhere?
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 Posted 02/17/2020  09:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Zurie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Middle and early mid die states, although I'd have to defer to @fortcollins on how he makes those determinations on these Buffalos.
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