Am I a 1921-S Buffalo Nickel (with awesome lamination error)

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Mark Metzger, Nov 26, 2022.

  1. Mark Metzger

    Mark Metzger Well-Known Member

    Hey there,
    This Buffalo recently came to me and I’d love input. The flip says 1921S?, but it looks to me like it is, in fact, a 21S. It definitely has a cool lamination error on the reverse. Would love grade input as well. The flip said AG2/3 which I think is way low. Thanks!
    885CB2DC-D53E-4C82-BF46-A48814F5BC64.jpeg F438A993-470C-466D-8A13-9BEEBC386AB5.jpeg F7F99FF7-DCEB-4964-9361-EF0D2557F913.jpeg CD4DD332-81F4-4877-BFFE-CEADCD399A52.jpeg 0A5E267F-5483-4043-B564-3B666ABA9436.jpeg
  2. Avatar

    Guest User Guest

    to hide this ad.
  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Looks like a 1921s to me! G4/ VG8. Awaiting more answers.:happy:
    Inspector43 likes this.
  4. CaptainMac

    CaptainMac Gotta Love Those Errors and Varieties!

    From what I am seeing, that last digit does appear to be a 1, so I'd say you'd be right in your assumption. Nice grab!
  5. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Looks like a 1921-S to me, and that is a nice lamp error on the reverse. Nice pick up @Mark Metzger
  6. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Celebrating 75 Years Active Collecting Supporter

    I say 21 S with a grade of G+.
  7. derkerlegand

    derkerlegand Well-Known Member

    Why, I believe that you are!
    Dug13 likes this.
  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I forgot but I’d give that coin a grade of G-6.
  9. robec

    robec Junior Member

    The Wounded Knee variety.
  10. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes?

    Sure looks like a 21S to me.

    7 is the closest shape in Arabic numerals, and that doesn't look anything like a 7.

    As for Grade - AG-3 is actually probably the correct grade.

    Grades get a bit loose on these since this is a key date, but whenever the rims are worn down into the letters (obverse and reverse), I have a hard time calling it anything but AG. You could make an argument for G4, but I absolutely can't go any higher than that.
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page