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1917 P Buffalo Nickel Broadstrike

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 Posted 03/17/2023  9:33 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add 1buff2many to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Just recently picked this up, it is a 1917 P Buffalo nickel broadstrike, I believe. Very excited to come across this one and it would be my first broadstruck Buffalo nickel. It is just a hair under the size of a quarter and weighs 4.93 g. It was likely struck with some kind of collar malfunction and you often get quite detailed center of the strike with missing elements toward the edges. Some of the interesting features are a slanted rectangle divot where the designer initial would be and on the reverse a really elongated tail and truncated rear leg. It is interesting to see the different degrees to which the lettering of USA got filled in with metal.


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 Posted 03/17/2023  9:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very interesting, haven't seen one like this.
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 Posted 03/17/2023  10:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dorado to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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 Posted 03/17/2023  10:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add westernsky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wonderful error coin! Congrats!
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 Posted 03/17/2023  10:49 pm  Show Profile   Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's a neat error coin!
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 Posted 03/18/2023  08:15 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice,I like it. Where did you get it and what did it set you back? Feel free not to answer.
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 Posted 03/18/2023  08:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Tonyqt to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Spectacular error. Very nice indeed.
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 Posted 03/18/2023  08:57 am  Show Profile   Check jadenusa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jadenusa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Every time I look at this coin I see something new, so cooool! Do you have any pix from the side, how thin is it? Love the Buffalo series. Thanks for sharing
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 Posted 03/18/2023  09:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 1buff2many to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks everyone, felt lucky to come across this one.

John1, no problem, actually another interesting part of the story, got it on eBay, was a 7-day auction but to my surprise I was the only bidder in the end, so I got for opening bid $10 + S&H
https://www.ebay.com/itm/155439845617

Jadenusa, didn't think of getting a side shot of the thickness difference next to a typical strike but can do that tonight and post, thanks.
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 Posted 03/18/2023  09:40 am  Show Profile   Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well now that was a bargain, and lucky for you none of us found that auction or I'm sure you may have had to pay quite a bit more. Nice pick for your collection.
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 Posted 03/18/2023  10:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
$15 smackaroonies was a great deal.Air-Tite capsule bound?
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 Posted 03/18/2023  10:52 am  Show Profile   Check jadenusa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jadenusa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I hope so John1, that coin is worthy of slabbing! A 2x cardboard flip doesn't really do it justice, my $0.02.
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 Posted 03/18/2023  11:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A spectacular error coin with a very pleasant old patina. Well done @1buff!
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 Posted 03/18/2023  7:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ty2020b to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You already know how jealous I am of it! Killer score, especially at that price! I'm also still in shock it didn't get additional bids.
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 Posted 03/19/2023  01:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 1buff2many to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
John1, I think eventually I will get it slabbed but not right now, just enjoying the differences after seeing so many regular struck Buffalo nickels

Westcoin and Ty2020b, thanks, yes I really expected more competition on this one, not sure how it snuck under the radar but no complaints

Spence, thanks, I agree about the patina on this one a nice added bonus
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 Posted 03/19/2023  01:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 1buff2many to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Jadenusa got a side shot of the broadstrike (left) vs. regular struck (right) Buffalo nickel, best guess the broadstrike is about 20-25% thinner


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