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15 Feb 2022

“My New Gang of Buffalos”

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A few days ago I visited Florida to visit my grandma. It was only a short visit but when we were looking for things to do. That's when we saw a coin shop that was open nearby! We drove over to a musty looking build that had not just coins but also antiques. As we looked around there were mostly slabbed coins in a glass case. We got to know the owner a little bit and he gave advice and told stories about coin collecting. He was mainly selling and mainly collected silver. That's when he gave me a stack of dateless Buffalo nickels and a Type 1 1913-D Buffalo nickel as we'll. He told me he got each one for 6 cents and that they were inexpensive to him so he gave them to me and my brother.


Also you may have noticed the title of this blog "A Gang of Buffalos". Just so you know a herd of buffalos is called a gang. Also I bought a Apollo 11 50 cent commemorative coin at this coin shop which you can see on a collection I will do later. Another thing is the difference between a Type 1 and Type 2 Buffalo nickel is with the Type 1 the bison (yes the buffalo nickel has a bison on the reverse) is on a raised mound while the Type 2 is a a flat plane.


Thanks for reading my blog and have a great day!


CheerioCoins

Comments

Kepi

Level 6

That's so cool! Good for you! ; )

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Thanks!

Longstrider

Level 6

Love those Indian Head nickels. Thanks.

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Yeah, your welcome

CoinHunter

Level 5

Love the Commem half!

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Thanks!

Mike

Level 7

Finally a real blog!! Great pick ups. You did very well!! By the way the Buffalo name is Black Diamond. And lived in the central park zoo!

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Cool, Thanks!

"SUN"

Level 6

That was a rewarding visit in many ways

AC coin$

Level 6

Nice collections Buffalo Nickels great coins real collector.great story , 2019 S Apollo 11 PT 69 nice coin Fallow the righ path that goes very well translated . I congrralate on thegood work you have done .

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Thanks!

Mal_ANA_YN

Level 5

Sounds like a good time.

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Yeah.

Long Beard

Level 5

A pleasure reading this blog. Do we see the making of an album of the Indian Head (aka Buffalo) Nickel?

CheerioCoins

Level 5

I may look into getting the folder. Thanks for the idea!

mrbrklyn

Level 4

Buffalos are some of the best coins ever produced.

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Yeah, a very underrated series.

Golfer

Level 5

Nice story, enjoy hearing about real numismatists and real coin collectors adventures. Nice dealer you met and some nice acquisitions. Thanks

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Yeah, your welcome!

$tarCollector

Level 4

Any coins are good if they're free, but Buffalo Nickels! Great coins.

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Yeah, thanks!

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