Another Dima GTG - 1938 Buffalo Nickel

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Dima, Oct 18, 2020.

  1. Dima

    Dima Member Supporter

    I was curious about the same; sounds like a few folks here are confident it's die damage. Appreciate the confirmation.
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  3. Brian Calvert

    Brian Calvert Active Member

    Do they grade these Ignoring the fatigue ? The neck, but more over his jaw between chin and cheek look horrible compared to the other listing 38D. 65
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  4. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    I agree with @messydesk and would be at MS65+ due to the abundance of them.
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  5. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    Yes. The issue I have with the coin is not so much the die fatigue as it is marks on the unstruck planchet that weren't struck out. That and the hit on the brow. You can have a pristine coin from a worn die that grades very high. At the top grades, die fatigue can adversely affect eye appeal if there are other specimens available struck from sharper dies.
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  6. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    As a comparison, here is my NGC MS66
    1938 D obverse MS66 NGC.png 1938 D reverse MS66 NGC.png
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  7. Dima

    Dima Member Supporter

    Any time I take a photo of one of my coins, I'm always reminded why I opt for TrueView... :)

  8. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    Nice. I was at 66 myself
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  9. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Not trying to kick the coin, just the grading. I have many a buffalo with a much stronger strike marvelous luster, and are only graded 65. This market grading is for the birds. It is a little disappointing.
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  10. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Nice. I'd definitely never remove it from the slab. Buffalo nickels are difficult to grade and many "experts" have trouble on agreeing with some TPG grading on them.
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  11. chascat

    chascat Well-Known Member

    Tomaska has about 100 of these 67+s he's dumping on the market right now for about a grand per coin...All NGC graded...wonder what that does to the market?
  12. Cheech9712

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  13. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Guessing a grand maybe
  14. chascat

    chascat Well-Known Member

    Price guide on these is around $700...LOL
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