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01 Dec 2020

Buffalo Nickels

| Kevin Leab

I have read over other members blogs here and it seems like mine pales in comparison to many others...I have just been posting whats on my mind and my meager thoughts.....Anyway' I haven't been active for a while....with the holidays and poor health its been hindering my activity. I am about 3/4 done with the second page of my Whitman Classic Buffalo Nickel Album...I'm now working on 1923. Seems like its getting harder to find good examples with full dates.. I'm getting there!!!!

Comments

Kepi

Level 6

Great blog! I know what you mean. I've been working on my Buffalo album for a few years and still have about 10 holes to fill. Unfortunately they can be a bit pricey. Thus a hole remains... haha ; ) Keep up the good work and hang in there.

Mokie

Level 6

I hope your health is improving and you have a wonderful Holiday. The Buffalo Nickels are the best, most American, coin we have ever produced. A very worthy effort indeed.

Kevin Leab

Level 4

Thank you Mokie!! I'm really enjoying these!!

Long Beard

Level 5

The Indian Head, AKA Buffalo, nickel series is one of the best to collect. First, there's availability in pretty much any price range- even for the key dates. While a full readable date run would set you back a little more even settling on a few partial dates won;'t look out of place if carefully selected. I recently started a second set, this one housed in a Littleton album shooting for ef to au. The first I completed years ago being an old blue Whitman with coins of no particular grade in mind. So, the reason I brought up my own is simple. Collect what YOU like, what brings you enjoyment. The budget you mentioned is doable on the full dates, but would require carrying over the balance from month to month in order to get the few key dates over your budget. Thanks for sharing!

Kevin Leab

Level 4

Thanks for the comment and the advice....I'm going to do my best to go after the full dates...The more expensive key dates are definitely going to be a challenge

I've been working on a date-mint set of buffalo nickels too and I've learned how hard it is, especially finding a strong strike.

Kevin Leab

Level 4

Yes...thats definitely the tough part

Longstrider

Level 6

You get #150 a month?? You are lucky. Maybe you can have a word with my wife. Sorry you have been sick. It's nice to hear from you again. Hang in there. Thanks.

Kevin Leab

Level 4

Haha....Thank you...I missed logging in here every day. I have very bad thyroid problems.

Golfer

Level 5

Buffalo nickels are a great coin. I should try for a lowball grade set. I have some Buffalo nickels, but dont really go after them. Keep on posting some updates on how you are doing.

I. R. Bama

Level 5

Hey Kevin, I'm sorry to hear about your health. Hope you will recover soon! I like the Buffalos. I agree that full dates are sometimes difficult to find. Keep at it, you will get there!

CoinHunter

Level 5

awesome! I haven't gotten very far on my buffalo nickel folder. Thanks for the blog :)

DaNumisMasta

Level 5

Haha me neither! Keep making slow and steady progress and you'll get there one day!

Mike

Level 7

That's terrific your not feeling well and still posting. That shows your passion for the hobby. It also takes your Mind of your illness. That's what i do. I'm disabled for many reasons but the traumatic brain injury sometimes just stops me. I don't think there are fancy blogs. Blogs simply tells the history of a coin and how you feel. This blog reminded me of myself. . I'm home all day. Research is hard and putting a blog up used to take an hour now more than a week. We all find it hard. Like you are now. The one I put up yesterday two weeks. So i m hoping you get better. I turn to coins to pass the time. Better days ahead. Keep up the good work. you will be ok. Thanks for the blog.

Stumpy

Level 5

I think blogs should be about someone or something, not always coins. We all enter this hobby for different reasons, way too many and varied to be covered in my reply. What we find after we are involved is a connection with others, which in a group as large as ours range from youth who depend upon parents and family for allowances or outright gifts, to those of us who have a modest allowance, all the way up to large allowances to pursue our hobby. In the long run, these don't matter a bit to most of us. What I, and in my opinion what many feel and think important is our mutual love of coins, in many cases history and ultimately each other. I look forward to hearing from others, even if it's just a "Been busy in school lately", or "Haven't felt good lately". I have said it before and will say it now, "I live vicariously through the eyes of others in this great hobby". I know hearing from someone who isn't well what that's like, and I have been through the death of a loved one, had to study for classes that were kicking my buttocks. When I hear this from you guys and gals out there, you get my empathy. It brings us closer together in my mind. In closing, it matters not what you write necessarily, but how you feel about what you write. Ok, sorry, did not mean to sound like a Southern Baptist Minister. Nuff Said!

CentSearcher

Level 5

I guess technically blogs are updates on how life's been going, not fancy 400 word articles lol. That's just how some of us enjoy posting. Don't feel pressured to do it our way, and good luck with your buffalo nickels!

Kevin Leab

Level 4

Thank you!!

"SUN"

Level 5

The fact that you are writing blogs and sharing your thoughts is good enough for me. Writing blogs is not a contest. I like to share information and ideas. Good luck with the Buffaloes.

Kevin Leab

Level 4

Thank you!!

DaNumisMasta

Level 5

Keep up the good work! Ive been so lazy on my buffalo folders haha. One day... one day. Hang in there! Later!

Kevin Leab

Level 4

Thank you....This is one series that I'm anxious to complete, yet at the same time I want to find the best examples that I can afford .My coin allowance is only about $150 a month.

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