1819 Nickel?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Oscar Orlando Moreno, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. I found this Nickel after work in my register. I looked up the date, but I didnt find any info.
    Does anyone know if this is fake or if it is an error? How much is it worth if it's real?
     

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  3. Sullysullinburg

    Sullysullinburg Well-Known Member

    It’s 1919, however the first 9 I worn down so it looks like an 8. 1919-S, pretty good find if you ask me.
     
  4. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    As the previous respondent mentioned, it is a 1919-S Buffalo nickel.

    Prior to 1866, there was no such thing as a "nickel", meaning the copper-alloy five-cent coin as we know it today. An 1819 five-cent coin would be a half dime, which was a much smaller silver coin. Except they didn't even strike half dimes in 1819. There were no five cent coins at all struck in that year.

    PS- if you got that in change, then yes, it's a pretty good find. Worth about eight bucks in G4 grade. (Yours might only be an AG3- not quite G4- so figure about six bucks or so.) It is authentic but not an error coin. And you're not gonna get rich off of it, but since you presumably paid a nickel for it, you're doin' pretty well. It's neat to find any Buffalo nickel in change, particularly a mintmarked early date like that. On the rare occasions when one finds them in circulation, the dates are usually worn off completely.
     
  5. Thank you for helping me out . I'm going to keep this one for myself, it's so fun to look at
     
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  8. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Love it when that collecting bug bites. Enjoy!
     
  9. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Even in that condition a 1919-S has decent value.
     
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  10. SmokinJoe

    SmokinJoe Well-Known Member

    It does look nice, Congratulations !
     
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  11. Bert Gedin

    Bert Gedin Active Member

    Hi, Oscar, I'm no Buffalo Bill. But I do have a 1937 Buffalo (or Bison) nickel. Would that qualify for me buying property in sunny Bahamas ???
     
  12. Sullysullinburg

    Sullysullinburg Well-Known Member

    Well that depends, if it’s a 1937-D 3 Legs in MS65 or higher, you might be able to get a down payment. Since it probably isn’t, I wouldn’t quite your day job just yet.
     
  13. Bert Gedin

    Bert Gedin Active Member

    Being over 50, I've already quit my day job, Sully. Down payment ? Couldn't I get an Up payment ? I've already sent my metal detector de luxe to Barbados !!!
     
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