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Acid Dates In Buffalo Nickels

 
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 Posted 02/27/2021  12:44 pm Show Profile   Check Diy89Nurm7's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add Diy89Nurm7 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Greetings!

I have some Buffalo nickels that are obviously treated with acid to reveal dates. Some of the dates ended up being key or semi-key, but still acid date coins. Looking for opinions or experience whether acid dating on better date coins adds all that much value? Are they so discounted that they are barely above "no date" at all due to the signs of acid applied?

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 Posted 02/27/2021  2:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I know they are not valued as much. Look for them on eBay SOLD auctions.
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 Posted 02/27/2021  2:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add suipakpaikungfu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Depends... A 16/16, even acid treated, will get you a few $$ IMO
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 Posted 02/27/2021  3:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kanga to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Treat them as DETAILS coins.
Probably worth well under 50% of catalog for the grade.
And since the date had been worn off (cull) that's not much.
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 Posted 02/27/2021  3:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinHunter27 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Any varieties like the 1916 DDO or the 1918/7 D will bring some nice money. A 1913-S type 2 will also be worth something more due to it being a key date.

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 Posted 02/27/2021  4:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There's a dealer in California that specializes in Buffalo nickels . He offers some acid treated keys and semi-keys at fairly high prices .
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 Posted 02/28/2021  2:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ratman4762 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Any varieties like the 1916 DDO or the 1918/7 D will bring some nice money. A 1913-S type 2 will also be worth something more due to it being a key date.

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I agree. This is what I noticed on Ebay.
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 Posted 03/01/2021  09:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I never want any of those.
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 Posted 03/01/2021  6:03 pm  Show Profile   Check Diy89Nurm7's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Diy89Nurm7 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for all the help. I was thinking that acid might reveal key dates if you need something to fill a hole or make a few bucks.

Is there a good article on how to do this safely and effectively? I have a number of no-date Buffaloes that might be worth revealing the date. If nothing good shows up I still have the same junk!

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 Posted 03/01/2021  6:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mrwhatisit to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yeah, one of the few acid treated indian buffs I have turns out to be a decent condition 1914-D that if the whole coin were not acid treated, it should grade around an XF or so. I awhileback found it in a dealers nickel bin all for one dollar. Needless to say, I was excited about that since it was a better date. I have come a long way since then in my collecting.
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 Posted 03/08/2021  5:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JohnH4444 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
the 1916 DDO doesn't have to be nic a dated to be identified, there is noticeable spread in the feathers even in low grades. example here.
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 Posted 03/08/2021  8:33 pm  Show Profile   Check 52Raymo's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 52Raymo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
We had a member here that was really good at doing the whole coin. He created a solution that left them not looking so bad. Can't remember his handle though.
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We had a member here that was really good at doing the whole coin. He created a solution that left them not looking so bad. Can't remember his handle though.
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 Posted 03/10/2021  08:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add trdhrdr007 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Several years ago I bought most of a large collection from an estate. Among other things I didn't buy were 2 Liberty Coin albums of acid dated Buffalo nickels. Truth is I opened the folders, saw the acid dates, & told the people running the sale that I wasn't interested due to that. They priced the albums fairly cheaply & a non-collector bought them the first day of the sale. I saw him at another sale a couple months later. I don't know how much he really profited because estate sale buyers tend to stretch the truth as bad as fisherman but even going with a conservative interpretation he made a couple thousand dollars selling on eBay.
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I don't know how much he really profited because estate sale buyers tend to stretch the truth as bad as fisherman but even going with a conservative interpretation he made a couple thousand dollars selling on eBay.
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