An actual no date buffalo nickel

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Sumzmommy, Oct 21, 2018.


Is this a coin worth having graded?

  1. Yes

  2. No

  1. Sumzmommy

    Sumzmommy I'm always looking for the next burried treasure

    If you look close you can see this happens during mint not from being circulated. That's my opinion what's yours?, I want to know if I should get it graded. 20181018_114104.jpg 20181018_114234.jpg 20181018_114306.jpg
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    That is definitely circulation wear :yack:
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  4. LakeEffect

    LakeEffect Average Circulated Supporter

    It looks like a well-circulated, probably cleaned, 1925 Buffalo nickel to me.
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  5. Chris B

    Chris B Supporter! Supporter

    Definitely circulation wear with a lot of cleaning.
  6. McBlzr

    McBlzr Sr Professional Collector

    I grade your Buffalo AG-03 (About Good)

    Over 6 million 1925-S nickels minted.

    Professional Grading would cost more than it's value.

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  7. Sullysullinburg

    Sullysullinburg Well-Known Member

    So, you can still see the date, and that didn't occur at the mint.
  8. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Well-circulated, cleaned.
  9. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Heavily polished, this coin isn't worth the effort. Maybe for a belt buckle, or cufflinks.
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  10. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Tell your dog I said hi!

    I voted yes.
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  11. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Buffed to perfection.
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  12. Santinidollar

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  13. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    No it doesn't happen at the mint.
    The position and height of the date on the Buffalo and Standing Liberty Quarter
    was in an area that received a lot of wear and the dates disappeared quickly.
    The SLQ made some changes to try and fix that. I don't think the Buffs did that.
  14. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    1 Not dateless, it is clearly a 1925 S
    2. Heavily worn.
    3. Polished to DEATH after it got worn down. If it hadn't been polished it probably would have been worth a dollar or two. As it is now, 10 to 15 cents.
  15. Badger Mint

    Badger Mint Active Member

    My suggestion is that you send it in for certification and grading. No matter what you get back, it will be a lesson that you can share with others.
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  16. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Not worth grading. Yes the 25-S is a good coin, but it can't straight grade
    as it appears polished. And in this condition you will never recoup the cost.
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  17. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Heavily polished and severely worn, but nothing special.
  18. Stevearino

    Stevearino Well-Known Member

    Wish I could stuff the ballot box with a bunch of no votes to help keep @Sumzmommy from tossing good money after bad.

  19. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I just looked at the op's photos again. I now remember a good number of years ago that I've seen this before. You take a well worn Buffalo Nickel and polish it. You have a great coin for making it into a piece of jewelry. The one I saw was a necklace over 25 years ago when I lived in Washington State. My LCS had it in his store. It wasn't for sale as he used it to help educate his customers.
  20. Jaelus

    Jaelus The Hungarian Antiquarian Supporter

    Same as above. AG level of wear, polished.
  21. coin roll

    coin roll Active Member

    Keep it as a lucky coin. As in you're lucky you didn't get it graded.
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