logo

Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
Safety
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Newest Members
misstwister, lenswyf, KathieS, misslka, CindySoup
58241 Registered Users
Forum Stats
58,241 Registered Members
417 Forums
118,603 Topics
842,108 Posts

Most users ever online: 615 @ 04/22/15 10:11 AM
Top Posters (30 Days)
Nancy Roussy 203
Mona - Astronomy 107
Connie - ADD/Sandwiches/Reading 49
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames 41
Alexa.94 31
Angie 27
Dianne W - Editor 24
Susan Helene Kramer 19
Katrina - Cosmetics Editor 16
Angela - Drama Movies 14
Ad Income Supports Charity
Topic Options
#735228 - 12/28/11 03:08 PM I found a Buffalo nickle
Jilly Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity

Registered: 02/26/03
Posts: 14392
Loc: Verde Valley, AZ
I found a Buffalo nickle when i was camping in the desert this weekend. It's heavier than 'normal' nickles and has an "indian face" on the front and a buffalo on the back. It's a boy buffalo, in case anyone was wondering. Interesting that they bothered to include that detail.

It's hard to read the date but i think it's 1913.

Is it a good idea to clean these things? leave the patina on them? Are these worth more than 5 cents? smile

Top
#735232 - 12/28/11 03:13 PM Re: I found a Buffalo nickle [Re: Jilly]
Vance - Crime/History Ed. Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Wolf

Registered: 12/22/05
Posts: 5581
Loc: Hudson Falls, New York
Jilly,

Check out this link to get an idea of what it may be worth.
_________________________
Vance Rowe
Crime Editor
History Editor

Top
#735233 - 12/28/11 03:19 PM Re: I found a Buffalo nickle [Re: Jilly]
Theresa-Atheist/Agnostic Offline
Amoeba

Registered: 10/20/11
Posts: 52
Depends on its condition and several other factors. I'm still new to coin collecting, so I will refer to someone with more experience. But if it's in good enough condition to see detail and isn't very worn, most likely worth more than 5 cents.

Hope you can find out more info!
_________________________
Theresa Faulkner
Atheist/Agnostic Editor

Top
#735237 - 12/28/11 03:27 PM Re: I found a Buffalo nickle [Re: Jilly]
Jilly Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity

Registered: 02/26/03
Posts: 14392
Loc: Verde Valley, AZ
Hmmm, according to Vance's useful link, it's worth around $6.50

1913-D Var. 1* 6.50

How interesting. Is it good to clean these things or leave it alone? What should I do with this?

Top
#736219 - 12/30/11 09:34 PM Re: I found a Buffalo nickle [Re: Jilly]
Jilly Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity

Registered: 02/26/03
Posts: 14392
Loc: Verde Valley, AZ
After some looking around I learned that my instincts were right, and you should never ever clean them. smile

Top
#759841 - 04/28/12 11:17 PM Re: I found a Buffalo nickle [Re: Jilly]
Jilly Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity

Registered: 02/26/03
Posts: 14392
Loc: Verde Valley, AZ
I took my buffalo nickel to a coin shop and we looked thru books together and examined the thing under a loupe. Turns out it's worth a hundred dollars! WOW!

Top
#771211 - 07/03/12 08:05 AM Re: I found a Buffalo nickle [Re: Jilly]
Ice land Offline
Jellyfish

Registered: 07/03/12
Posts: 103
Is it really worth a hundred dollars?

Top
#813783 - 03/29/13 03:02 AM Re: I found a Buffalo nickle [Re: Jilly]
Jenny1979 Offline
Newbie

Registered: 03/29/13
Posts: 2
Loc: South Florida
I know I'm late to this post (by a couple of years) but I just joined and I love coin collecting. Did you know it is not a "Buffalo"? It is actually a Bison and it all depends on condition and date when it comes to value.

Top
#824216 - 06/01/13 08:41 PM Re: I found a Buffalo nickle [Re: Jilly]
gn20611 Offline
Newbie

Registered: 05/18/13
Posts: 22
hello,I think it over.

Top
#847060 - 12/04/13 01:06 PM Re: I found a Buffalo nickle [Re: Jilly]
Jilly Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity

Registered: 02/26/03
Posts: 14392
Loc: Verde Valley, AZ
Hi Jenny - yes, it's a bison for sure. But no one calls it that. wink

Top

Moderator:  Gary-Coin Editor 

Want to reply? Register as a Forum Member - it's quick, free and fun!
Brand New Posts
Earth from Space - beautiful images
by Mona - Astronomy
Astronomy
18 minutes 58 seconds ago
Where are you and how is the weather?
by Mona - Astronomy
Inspiration
34 minutes 15 seconds ago
2017: Astronomy and Space on this day
by Mona - Astronomy
Astronomy
Today at 09:51 AM
What are you looking forward to today?
by Nancy Roussy
Self Development
Today at 06:27 AM
What will you do today?
by Nancy Roussy
Inspiration
Today at 06:25 AM
What's your Typical Daily Menu?
by Nancy Roussy
Low Carb
Today at 06:22 AM
Did you dream last night?
by Nancy Roussy
Dreams
Today at 06:17 AM
Understood Website Review for Reading
by Connie - ADD/Sandwiches/Reading
Reading
Today at 05:44 AM
ADD Musings
by Connie - ADD/Sandwiches/Reading
Attention Deficit Disorder
Today at 05:30 AM
Rev Up Summer Skin Care
by BB -Body Care
Body Care
Today at 04:11 AM
Register to Post!
Want to post? For security reasons you need to Register as a Forum Member. It's quick, easy and free!
Forum Activities
Book Clubs
Trivia Contests
Who's Online
0 registered (), 113 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Ad Income Supports Charity



| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2016 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.