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#735228 - 12/28/11 03:08 PM I found a Buffalo nickle
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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

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#735232 - 12/28/11 03:13 PM Re: I found a Buffalo nickle [Re: Jilly]
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Jilly,

Check out this link to get an idea of what it may be worth.
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#735233 - 12/28/11 03:19 PM Re: I found a Buffalo nickle [Re: Jilly]
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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!
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#735237 - 12/28/11 03:27 PM Re: I found a Buffalo nickle [Re: Jilly]
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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?

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#736219 - 12/30/11 09:34 PM Re: I found a Buffalo nickle [Re: Jilly]
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After some looking around I learned that my instincts were right, and you should never ever clean them. smile

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#759841 - 04/28/12 11:17 PM Re: I found a Buffalo nickle [Re: Jilly]
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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!

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#771211 - 07/03/12 08:05 AM Re: I found a Buffalo nickle [Re: Jilly]
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Is it really worth a hundred dollars?

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#813783 - 03/29/13 03:02 AM Re: I found a Buffalo nickle [Re: Jilly]
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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.

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#824216 - 06/01/13 08:41 PM Re: I found a Buffalo nickle [Re: Jilly]
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hello,I think it over.

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#847060 - 12/04/13 01:06 PM Re: I found a Buffalo nickle [Re: Jilly]
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Hi Jenny - yes, it's a bison for sure. But no one calls it that. wink

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