2005 Bison Variety Nickels

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Errorcoins, Apr 28, 2005.

  1. Errorcoins

    Errorcoins Senior Member

    How many 2005 Bison varieties are there? Besides the P, D, & S.

    There aren't any RPM's, etc, so I'm counting errors that are exactly duplicated on more than one coin. These are the ones I know of. Any others that are worth mentioning?

    1) Speared Bison D
    2) Detached Leg
    3) Doubled Tail and Back
    4) Runny Nose
    5) Fancy "A"
    6) Bad Eye
    7) Hooked "E"
    8) 5 Legged
    9) Filled "O"
    10) Die fill
    11) Die crack 1
    12) Die crack 2
    13) Die Crack 3
    14) Extra hair on Leg
    15) Speared Bison P die crack
    16) Speared Head
    17) Speared Foot
    18) plus may other filled letters, die cracks, gouges, and polishes
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  3. Spider

    Spider ~

    wow, whats RPM stand for??? any 1 got picks of any of the above for me to see?
  4. Errorcoins

    Errorcoins Senior Member

    repunched mint mark.

    Yes I have Photos of most, the others are on ebay.

    I didn't post photos because that's a lot of pix and it would take some time. I will post any specific ones you want to see. Just name them. I don't have the speared, detached leg, or 5 legged so look on ebay for those.
  5. Errorcoins

    Errorcoins Senior Member

    I just added to the list. I think this may be one of the most searched coins of all times.

    I for one, am putting together a "type set" of the Bison Varieties. I finally broke down and bought a Speared Bison D as well as a P. I already have most of the other varieties, but there are a few ones I see on ebay I still need to pick up.

    As soon as the mint releases the next wave of bisons that are on back order, I suspect you will see a lot more new varieties.
  6. lawdogct

    lawdogct Coin Collector

    LOL...I just realized, maybe I should call the 2 identical die crack bisons I have "William Wallace" bisons.....because it looks like they have lightening bolts shooting out of their.....ummmm....backsides. (If you've seen Braveheart, you'll know what I mean ;) )
  7. cdb1950

    cdb1950 Senior Member

    Do small die breaks count? I don't think I saw any of these listed. Got a few with a nice pieces with cuds on the S of CENTS and another in the E of STATES. The die break in the S of STATES comes in 2 sizes, small and large, completely filling the upper loop of the S. The cud on the E of STATES completely fills the lower section.
  8. Moen1305

    Moen1305 Mysticism and Tyrants

    What about the extend-o-grass variety??? I got a lot-o-these.

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  9. jtwax

    jtwax Senior Member

  10. Murphy

    Murphy New Member

    I found these Spiked Chin varieties in April from Southern Indiana and managed to sell a couple of them on eBay.
  11. SilverDollarMan

    SilverDollarMan Collecting Fool

    This is never ending....why wasn't there more error varieties, on the old Buffs?
  12. coin roll guy

    coin roll guy da breadman

    most products, and most likely dies, are poor in quality nowdays (poor composition of metal, etc).:(
  13. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    Who says there wasn't ? There are probably just as many, if not more, die crack and die chip errors on the old Buffs as there are on the new ones. Difference is - back then, and to a large degree even today, they were/are considered to be inconsequential by most collectors.
  14. Kiyoshi21

    Kiyoshi21 New Member

    Veriety Bisons

    There are so many errors with the new Bisons it is amazing. I have a had some success selling my favorite errors on eBay, the Deatched Leg and Extra Leg errors like below. I wounder how many errors there are going to be on the new Ocean in View Nickels, I have already started to see a few die cracks listed.


  15. SilverDollarMan

    SilverDollarMan Collecting Fool

    Thanks Roy.
    I must agree with them, too many different errors. Some of them go overboard.
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