1937 D Buffalo Missing Back Leg

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  1. Jinxe

    Jinxe New and curious

    4F614E99-C668-4037-BFCF-1F3D43B1FB00.jpeg A65C57B8-0CFA-4AB2-A53A-5F3FE1D9F267.jpeg I just recently moved, and I just unpacked my collection. Upon searching through I realized one of my 1937D nickels has the Buffalo missing its back leg. I always knew the Buffalo to be missing the front leg? Any opinions on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!

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  3. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    WOW very nice this is a very unique 3 legged buffalo better than the original lol.I think it could be worth certification:):)truly wow wait for more to see it looks like the real deal to me.
     
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  4. Jinxe

    Jinxe New and curious

    Thank you! I was definitely excited to find it, especially because I’ve had it for a while. Any advice on where I could send it in for certification? I appreciate your time!
     
  5. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Just had the thought could it be counterfeit?.
     
  6. Jinxe

    Jinxe New and curious

    I have no idea honestly, I’m definitely not educated enough to know the difference.
     
  7. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    The reverse is a rather small photo. My first thought was either grease or damage as the surface doesn't have the apparent smooth surface as on the front leg area. Jim
     
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  8. Jinxe

    Jinxe New and curious

    That’s about as close as I can get without it blurring lol I agree there’s some noise in the negative space for sure, I haven’t looked at it under the microscope as of yet, but when I do I’ll definitely post pics!
     

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  9. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error Specialist "in Training "

    Try setting your cellphone on a can and taking a photo that way . Then use a program like PhotoScape and crop Pic. please . Thanks !
     
  10. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error Specialist "in Training "

    I agree with@desertgem . Better photo's please .
     
  11. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    The 1937-D was made by the mint as an error with 3 legs. The die was over polished and the front leg is missing. This makes me think someone tried to remove the leg to make a 3 legged Buffalo but they did the wrong leg. It could also be a grease filled die but I don’t think so.
     
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  12. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error Specialist "in Training "

    Hey @Jinxe . I enlarged your Pic for you . A65C57B8-0CFA-4AB2-A53A-5F3FE1D9F267.jpeg
     
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  13. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    I guess my late night excitement will be put to rest lol will a close up do i just croped it down more. 20210914_202743.jpg
     
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  14. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error Specialist "in Training "

    I'm calling it the 1937D "reverse 3-legged Buffalo". :hilarious:
     
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    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error Specialist "in Training "

  16. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Oh my goodness gracious. You cropped the wrong area. Lol
     
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  17. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It’s getting late and my eyes are tired from the days business but does that area look like it’s been tooled?
     
  18. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error Specialist "in Training "

  19. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Didn't mean to do that:banghead::banghead::banghead:my phone is high its saying bed time o'well.
     
  20. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error Specialist "in Training "

  21. Jinxe

    Jinxe New and curious

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