Buffalo nickels

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by 6string92, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. 6string92

    6string92 New Member

    Ok guys I have 2 buffalo nickels that appear to be pretty heavily used and I can’t seem to figure out any details about them. I’m still pretty new to the grading systems. I just found these and liked them because they were old and hadn’t seen many of them (like all my coins) also where is the date supposed to be on these? A7FD44B8-A85D-4D2D-90CD-5E4E1EA3FB40.jpeg E795B308-599C-4876-A4A1-ABB58A97E897.jpeg
     
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  3. CoinBlazer

    CoinBlazer Well-Known Member

    The date is supposed to be underneath the head of the Indian on that blank space. Your coin is so worn it just disappeared. Your coin is worth about 50 cents.
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  4. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Derp, derp, derp!

    Who in the heck would pay 50 cents for that?
     
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  5. 6string92

    6string92 New Member

    Lol I found them at work still being circulated, I knew they probably wouldn’t be worth much but it’s cool to see them and see what they would be worth. It’s really not in that bad of shape considering I just took them out of circulation this year
     
  6. CoinBlazer

    CoinBlazer Well-Known Member

    Ahhh. You right. Lets say 25 cents
     
  7. CoinBlazer

    CoinBlazer Well-Known Member

    Well using the term, Bad shape, they are about am AG03 3/70 on the scale
     
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    Victor Coin Collector

  9. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    That's cool to find a buffalo still in circulation. The US Mint made a mistake when they designed the Buffalo and raised the date above the rim. Being the highest part of the design, the dates subsequently wore off many of these. In fact, I have a large bag of no date buffalos I give away to kids...... As mentioned, if you are curious about the date you can get a product called Nik-A-Date. I have personally soaked some in a solution of peroxide and alcohol and that sometimes produces a shadow of a date. But it turns the coin unnaturally white. Enjoy them as you found them is my motto. Cool catch!
     
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  10. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Dateless Buffalo nickels are still worth more than face value (15-25c, I'd estimate, personally). There is still a demand for the dateless coins because they're popular for making jewelry and mounting in belt buckles and money clips and such.

    At the very least you can say they're between 80 and 105 years old.
     
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