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Posted by -Sidorak- , Mar 03 2009 · 53 views

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I have a jar on my desk that I dump all my loose change into every day. Well, about once a year it gets too full, and I dump it out and roll the coins to take to the bank. Anyhow, as I was doing this today, I came across a buffalo nickel:



I asked my mom about it, and she said that they were rare when she was a kid, so it's unusual that I would find one. I'm not sure where it came from, but it's interesting to see that these are still in circulation.

I bet it's not worth much more than its face value, but it's still a cool thing to have.

Discuss.


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I actually got a bag filled with these a while back, along with someLiberty Head Nickels from a short time earlier, and a couple silver pennies from 1943.
None of them were in near as good condition as the one in that picture though. sad.gif
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Cool.

But this isn't why I'm posting here. Hapori Tohu is viewing this blog right now.

But for some reason it doesn't say I am. Strange.

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QUOTE(Unit #CS3KX @ Mar 3 2009, 10:23 PM)
I actually got a bag filled with these a while back, along with someLiberty Head Nickels from a short time earlier, and a couple silver pennies from 1943.
None of them were in near as good condition as the one in that picture though. sad.gif
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My mom actually told me a similar story. When she worked at Carl's Jr in high school as a cashier, she once opened an entire roll of buffalo nickels. She took them all and replaced them with an equal amount of regular nickels from her purse. She still has the bag of them - they look really cool.

Now I want those silver pennies. evilgrin.gif

That picture isn't mine, I figured that Googling "buffalo nickels" would be easier than getting out my camera, taking a picture, digging out my USB cable, uploading them to a host... tongue.gif Though mine is in about the same condition as that picture.
QUOTE(Letagi @ Mar 3 2009, 10:49 PM)
Cool.

But this isn't why I'm posting here. Hapori Tohu is viewing this blog right now.

But for some reason it doesn't say I am. Strange.

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Weird. ph34r.gif
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QUOTE(Letagi @ Mar 4 2009, 12:49 AM)
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But this isn't why I'm posting here. Hapori Tohu is viewing this blog right now.
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IT'S A TRICK DON'T FALL FOR IT
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QUOTE(Zeddy @ Mar 3 2009, 11:35 PM)
QUOTE(Letagi @ Mar 4 2009, 12:49 AM)
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But this isn't why I'm posting here. Hapori Tohu is viewing this blog right now.
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IT'S A TRICK DON'T FALL FOR IT

Uh... what? unsure.gif
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QUOTE(Letagi @ Mar 3 2009, 11:49 PM)
Cool.

But this isn't why I'm posting here. Hapori Tohu is viewing this blog right now.

But for some reason it doesn't say I am. Strange.

ph34r.gif

- l.gif flag_canada.gif


I've noticed that he's been viewing here for the last few days.

I checked the link, and it is the actual Hapori Tohu, and not another one of those impostors.
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QUOTE(Letagi @ Mar 3 2009, 07:49 PM)
Cool.

But this isn't why I'm posting here. Hapori Tohu is viewing this blog right now.

But for some reason it doesn't say I am. Strange.

ph34r.gif

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lol I hate those things

BtB
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I guess ol' Tohu likes my blog! cool.gif
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Spoony Bard
Mar 04 2009 08:10 AM
I have 20 of those. They aren't as rare as they are made out to be.
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and a couple silver pennies from 1943.

Pennies weren't made in Silver in 1943. WHat you speak of are iron pennies. This is due to the fact that there was a dire need for copper, so they stopped making pennies during World War 2.

-Omi
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... Good ol' Omi always has to bust somebodys joy every now and then. tongue.gif
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-Sidorak-:

Honestly, you'll be happy to hear that you couldn't be more wrong on the value. uhuh.gif

I'd rate that coin somewhere between:
    G-4 Good - "Legends and date readable. Buffalo's horn does not show."

    &

    VG-8 Very Good - "Horn worn nearly flat."
Therefore, a 1914 Philladelphia Mint Buffalo Nickel even in rather poor condition is still worth somewhere between ~$14.00 USD and ~$20.00 USD. _icon_joy_.gif

Also, note that some of that particular mint mark began their life as 1913s, so take a good hard look and see if there's a "3" hiding beneath the "4", because if there is, it's worth an absolutely amazing amount more (i.e. hundreds of dollars). ohmy.gif

Glad to be of service.
~ Your Friendly Neighborhood Numismatist: Åusår
    P.S. Omicron Xero should be more careful before chastising someone else next time because his information is incorrect as well. tongue.gif Most of the 1943 Small Cents are actually "Zinc-Coated Steel", not simply "Iron". (I say most because there are actually ultra-rare "Bronze" 1943s as well as ultra-rare "Steel" 1944s). Despite this however, it should be noted that he is correct that owing to a "Copper" shortage there were literally over one billion "Steel Pennies" that were minted during the Second Great War, so they're a novelty not a rarity. wink.gif

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Spoony Bard
Mar 04 2009 08:13 PM
Steel is made from iron dude. Know your metals.

-Omi
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Yes, and "Water" is made from "Hydrogen", but that doesn't make it accurate to say that the Hindenburg was powered by "Water", does it?
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Spoony Bard
Mar 04 2009 08:42 PM
That is a different issue.

Plus you flipped the analogy.

Steel pennies are made of steel. Iron is in steel. Therefore iron is in the steel pennies.

Hydrogen is in Water. Hydrogen is in the Hindenburg. Water is not in the Hindenburg.

to compare it to what I said, it would be more like:

Hindenburg has water. Water has hydrogen. Therefore hydrogen is in the Hindenburg.

Get what I am saying?

-Omi
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I have a couple, but none with the Indian on it.... Sad, as I am a coin collector. Back last year when I was in Chicago, my sister was all into the American girl thing, and she really wanted a buffalo nickel to go with her dolls. When we were in the food area of the field museum, my mom was sticking coin after coin of them in the vending machine. She handed the bag to me, and I started putting them in. The machine started spitting them out, and, i'd grab them and put them back in. My sis then started talking about the buffalo nickel again. I picked up some nickels and looked at them. One caught my attention: A nickel with a buffalo on it.

Coincidence?
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QUOTE(Rahkashimaster @ Jun 1 2009, 03:09 PM)
I have a couple, but none with the Indian on it.... Sad, as I am a coin collector. Back last year when I was in Chicago, my sister was all into the American girl thing, and she really wanted a buffalo nickel to go with her dolls. When we were in the food area of the field museum, my mom was sticking coin after coin of them in the vending machine. She handed the bag to me, and I started putting them in. The machine started spitting them out, and, i'd grab them and put them back in. My sis then started talking about the buffalo nickel again. I picked up some nickels and looked at them. One caught my attention: A nickel with a buffalo on it.

Coincidence?

That is a strange coincidence.

Then again... there are no coincidences. evilgrin.gif

... but it's understandable that you wouldn't have one. You're probably like me, a casual collector that saves a nifty coin if you find one. It's understandable that you wouldn't have a buffalo nickel because they're hardly ever seen in circulation. Anyway, cool story. smile.gif
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