1915 Buffalo Nickel 2 feather

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  1. Steven Shaw

    Steven Shaw Well-Known Member

    What's the premium for a variety like this? Screenshot_1.png Screenshot_4.png
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  3. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Hey brother can you spare a half dime?

    Ron Pope had the 1915 ADO 2F #02 listed as very scarce
    Ron had it listed in XF $275/300. However with those carbon spots I would lower the amount to half....if not less.
    No buffalo nickel collector who would want a 2 feather example wouldn't want the carbon spots. As they are terminal. You cannot remove them....and if there's any signs of them on any parts of the coin would lead the buyer to believe that more can and may surface, Ron told me they were a curse as they can just surface over the coin. You can see them on your specimen over the entire Obv. Some quite large.

    I had a 1934 D that was beatiful, it graded PCGS, ms 67 and then the spots began to surface a $600 buffalo nickel reduced to make me an offer coin. If you soak it in acetone they will turn brown....then return to black... Unfortunately thats the way of the buffalo. Nice coin less those damn spots. Screenshot_1.png 20221006_165829.png

    Ron is no longer with us as he had passed last November ...so I tweaked the values on the 1915 2 F in xf its a $450 coin pop is 4 at pcgs in xf . Of course with no details
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  4. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Hey brother can you spare a half dime?

    Carbon spots on an 1981 S proof Jefferson 20221006_170241.jpg 20221006_170257.jpg
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  5. toned_morgan

    toned_morgan Toning Lover

    I would still have it graded. As Paddy said, it's a multiple hundred dollar coin especially in that condition, but the spotting hurts it. If it's for sale as a regular MS coin and the seller doesn't realize the variety, jump on it asap, those don't come up often!
  6. Steven Shaw

    Steven Shaw Well-Known Member

    I won it in an auction. I might have it by Saturday the 8th.
  7. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Hey brother can you spare a half dime?

    Im not quite sure if a TPG would bag it do to the spots....but again understand a true buffalo variety collector wouldn't want it...or would low ball you to obtain the variety.
    Unfortunately this is how coins go at times.... I looked at a beautiful 1971 s proof Lincoln just last night perfect target toned ....huge carbon spot on the back of Abe's head....that killed the coin even for the sellers asking price.
  8. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    Looks like a bunch of green as well. Likely pvc schmutz that will need to be treated as soon as you get the coin in hand.
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  9. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Hey brother can you spare a half dime?

    I thought so too... I didn't want to to be the bearer of more bad news. I dont believe that it will grade.
    When I see a coin as such...." raw" the 1st question is why hasn't it been graded?
    As this coin in a slab with no issues would be a $500/700 coin in the right auction.
  10. Steven Shaw

    Steven Shaw Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info. The coin is in today's mail. I'll post new pics. I'm waiting on 2 other coins. Once I receive those I will send the three in to TPG. I'll ask for this one to be conserved. I won this in an auction, unattributed. If they didn't know what it was, why would they slab it? I usually sell what I win, unless I want it for my own collection. This one I planned on selling.
  11. Steven Shaw

    Steven Shaw Well-Known Member

    Here they are as I promised.

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