1913 Matte Buffalo Nickel?

Discussion in 'Coin Roll Hunting' started by MB91, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. MB91

    MB91 Member

    New to buffalo nickels, but can someone tell me if the coin in the middle is a matte proof that somehow got circulated? Thanks 6A1F2530-ACB6-49F7-B231-1F201B738DD3.jpeg EEFA2EEF-60CF-47D5-9036-457AEF610046.jpeg 1D6C30B8-3C0B-4198-94EF-1B528184DEDD.jpeg 338BCC78-C9D5-4548-9A40-479AEE4D6634.jpeg
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  3. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

  4. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Not even close, just a bunch of wear and circulation.
  5. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    That coin has probably been vinegar etched to try to bring up a date.
    That's why it has a whitish color.
    Agree with Tommy.
    The trick is to put in a few drops of hydrogen peroxide into the white vinegar, and very often, you will be able to see a date. Under a bright light, with a loupe.
    There is a Catch-22. This method will permanently ruin the coin and make it appear white, and acid etched. Without doing this, you won't know what the date is. By doing this if it was a good date, you have ruined the coin.
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  6. MB91

    MB91 Member

    Thanks. I found it in a roll. Learned something new today! I never clean my coins
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  7. SilverDollar2017

    SilverDollar2017 Morgan dollars

    Yep, looks like a previous owner cleaned it with vinegar, not a matte proof.
  8. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

  9. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

  10. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Not matte, just improperly cleaned. Also worn.
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