Buffalo nickle questions

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Jessica L McClellan, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. So it might sound crazy but I couldn't see a date with my eyes so I went ahead and took a pic and I kind of noticed what I think looks like a 1908 date ? The second an d third number deff 90 . Any one else see or am I going crazy? Is there anything else to help identify based off my photos?

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  3. derkerlegand

    derkerlegand Well-Known Member

    1913 - 1938
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  4. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

  5. derkerlegand

    derkerlegand Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I think that I can see that.... maybe.
  6. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    I think I see 1929
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  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Most likely a 1928 or 9.
  8. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    If you want to see a date, you can pour some hydrogen peroxide and rubbing alcohol in a cup. Put the nickel in the solution overnight and about 75% of the time the solution will etch a date out for you. It ruins any numismatic value the nickel may have held as it will be considered damaged after that. And the nickel will be a ghostly white color..... Every now and again I'll do it. I figure I started with a nickel and ended with a nickel though.
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  10. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Well-Known Member

    As @derkerlegand indicated, these Buffalo "nickels" were only produced between 1913 & 1938, so what you thought you saw was not really plausible. (Side note: If you haven't already, you should buy a copy of the red book - used, within the last 2-3 yrs is OK. I only mention this because you describe yourself as "Coinkrazzz", yet you didn't know that a 1908 buff doesn't exist.)

    Randy's suggestion is good, because in the condition that coin is in, it would only be a hole filler even if you were to determine the date. (Note: If you were to notice that it was a "2 feather", or "3 legged", it might be worth something in its current state, but...)

    Keep up the good hunt, keep learning, & try not to invest too much time in a red herring. JMHO (Btw, I would guess it's a '28 or '29)
  11. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    Jessica, there are pickles, and there are nickels. :)
  12. I ment 1928 wow error on typing
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