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Indian Head Nickel Progress

Those who follow me may remember back about six months ago that I bought a Littleton coin album for the Indian Head (Buffalo) Nickel intent on a high end set. I already have an old blue filled with circulated from when I was much younger, in the mid-seventies. So this one has the goal of a full, four digit date and half horn minimum in mind. Not easy now that I'm down to thirteen remaining with a 1927 just scored on EBAY for $13. As you have most likely thought, the very tough and expensive coins are in the remaining count. These, particularly the 1913s type one and the 1913 d/s type twos will set me back a minimum of $325.00 each, or about $1500 to complete. When they surface. But in the end I'll have a very nice, original and non-acid treated series. So what are you working on?

2 months ago

Sounds cool! I am also working on a buffalo nickel collection, but, because I am a YN, I am using some acid treated ones to keep the cost down, I already have a 1913-D type two, but of course it is acid treated. I am also pretty far along with my Lincoln Cent collection (without proofs), I am only missing around 30, including of course the key dates. Good luck with your collection!

2 months ago

I thought those acid nickels stopped a while ago. I don't understand there is no value. The grading company's say altered it details treated.. Besides it's not safe. I have not heard about them for over a year. Well to each there own. Even if you find a key date. It's not key!

2 months ago

I want to do a acid date set. Or all acid date or if I dont find acid date, all poor condition. I know there almost worthless, but a set would be interesting and fun to complete. At least the rare dates in poor grades would have value. 

2 months ago

You're not alone on the low grade set, Golfer. Both NGC and PCGS have registry sets for the PO-1 grades and more often than not these sell for more than a middle grade example. To each there own. Yet I respect that.

2 months ago

I have also been working on my Buffalo Nickel set lately...I believe I only have 18 more to go on mine. I just recently purchased a PCGS VF30 1937 D 3 legged nickel....As usual I'm trying to get the key dates/Semi keys certified.  Its a challenge putting together a set with four readable digits....good luck!!

1 month ago

That 3 legger is a great pick up. Don't forget the 1936-D 3 1/2 leg. Sorry, that is mean. Buffalo's a great coins.

1 month ago

I need one more Two cent coin to complete that set. The expensive one of course. The key: 1872..... I want it in XF condition. My other goals are to work on three cent Nickels, Buffalo's and Morgans

1 month ago

Could you make a collection under your account with photos of your set? I would really enjoy seeing them! I, as usual, am working on my small cent collection. I have every date lincoln cent complete except the key dates, and S minted dates from 1909 to 1915. For my Indian Head cents, I have almost all the dates from 1880 to 1909, except the two S mint ones. I have the 1860, 63, and 64 copper-nickel indian head cents, 1859, 1865, 1871, and 1879 of the pre-1880 cents. And, finally, for the Flying Eagle cents I've got a good 1857 and a very fine 1858 small letters. I recently added slots for proofs, so I have around 15 proof lincoln cents in there so far

1 month ago

I never really thought of posting my collection online. After forty-five years of steady chugging along it's quite sizable. But I'll see about the nickels and go from there. As for the cent, I'm complete back to 1938. 

1 month ago
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