Bring back the "Buffalo Nickel"?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Robert Ransom, Jan 22, 2021.


Choose one of the following selections to voice your opinion.

  1. Shield

    5 vote(s)
  2. Liberty V

    6 vote(s)
  3. Buffalo

    31 vote(s)
  4. Jefferson

    4 vote(s)
  5. New Design

    16 vote(s)
  6. Incorporate Eagle

    3 vote(s)
  1. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    In my opinion, the Jefferson Nickel is blah, ho-hum and not aesthetically pleasing when compared to other nickel coins previously minted, so I wanted to get opinions on design.
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    A Roman walked into a bar.. The bartender asked him "What would you like?".. The Roman held up 2 fingers and stated "5 Beers please"

    Liberty V would be my pick ;)
  4. BuffaloHunter

    BuffaloHunter Short of a full herd Supporter

    That would be cool. It might generate more interest in the original series as well and all my buffalo's will suddenly be worth more!
  5. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    Good choice, but why this one?
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  6. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter Well-Known Member

    They should've just kept Felix Schlag's obverse design at the conclusion of the Westward Journey Series. Regardless, I find the original Indian Head/Buffalo design to be the most aesthetically appealing.
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2021
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  7. MIGuy

    MIGuy Supporter! Supporter

    “We can’t bust heads like we used to—but we have our ways. One trick is to tell them stories that don’t go anywhere like the time I caught the ferry over to Shelbyville. I needed a new heel for my shoe, so I decided to go to Morganville which is what they called Shelbyville in those days. So, I tied an onion to my belt which was the style at the time. Now, to take the ferry cost a nickel. And in those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on ‘em. ‘Give me five bees for a quarter,’ you’d say. Now, where were we? Oh, yeah! The important thing was that I had an onion on my belt which was the style at the time. They didn’t have white onions because of the war. The only thing you could get was those big yellow ones.” - Abe Simpson, noted numismatist
  8. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    This reminds me of a story. I had to go to the lumber yard for a few 2 x 4's and attached a henweigh to my tool belt, then entered the building, made my purchase and went back to the job-site. The guys unloaded my truck and asked where the other thirty odd 2 x 4's were. I swear they said four 2 x4's. o_O
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  9. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector Supporter

    Political climate today prohibits or restricts most any design that is associated with any culture or race. You might get by with a coin that has a 5 on one side and a V on the other.
  10. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    I remember when PC meant personal computer. A V could be offensive to Vulcans, so that rules that letter out. The 5 could be construed as a slight on the Borroughs of New York and we certainly wouldn't want to cause them any angst. So, now what? Any other ideas? :confused:
  11. yakpoo

    yakpoo Member

    All nickels cost more to make than their denomination. We should use the buffalo nickel design on a $50 silver coin! :woot:

    A usable coin that protects against Covid!
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2021
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  12. Silverpop

    Silverpop Well-Known Member

    why? the common everyday person has no care what their coins look like as long as it can get them what they need they are happy
  13. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    A new design for sure.
  14. yakpoo

    yakpoo Member

    If you had a pile of an equal number of Mercury and Roosevelt dimes and asked common, everyday people to go up an pick one, I suspect the Mercury dimes would disappear much faster than the Rosies.
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  15. coinup

    coinup Junior Member

    Same could be said about anything really...

    Architecture, appliances, automobiles....manners....
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  16. Silverpop

    Silverpop Well-Known Member

    don't count on it nowadays people are more worried about family and such then coins and paper money to them those are needed to buy whatever they and their family need to make it in the real world
  17. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    Nobody fell for it. Rats!
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  18. coinup

    coinup Junior Member

    I usually attach my henweigh with a hammerfor....
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  19. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector Supporter

    I came home from fishing with three catfish and a panfor.
  20. yakpoo

    yakpoo Member

    Lol...ok, what's a "pan for"? ...for frying the fish?
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  21. Mkm5

    Mkm5 Well-Known Member

    Man, it's funny how these theads get into the ditch, almost unavoidable I suppose!

    Also, is the "Buffalo" nickel a bison?!
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