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26 Feb 2022

Why Are Some Buffalos Dateless?

Coins-United States | thatcoinguy

The Buffalo Nickel is a wonderful example of the American history on coinage. It depects an Native American (actually a combination of three Native Aerican's portraits) on the obverse facing right. On the reverse, a BISON mejestically stands facing left on a mound. The inspription "Five Cents" is on the mound on some 1916 coins, and underneath the mound on buffalos made from 1916 until the Jerfferson Nickel took it's place in 1938. On the obverse, an F is underneath the date, which will be the prime focal point for today's blog.

18 Feb 2022

Cheerypicker’s Guide (Sixth Edition, Volume 1): A Review

Library | thatcoinguy

I recently checked this book out from the library, and couldn't wait to read and review it. If you are considering buying this book, just know it is $120.

17 Feb 2022

1979-P Susan B. Anthony Wide Rim

Coins-United States | thatcoinguy

The 1979-P Susan B. Anthony Wide Rim variety is one that should be on every modern collector or roll searcher's "To Own" list. Not only is it an obvious, distict modern day mid year die change, it is also a slight rarity, with an estimated population total of around 20,000. It has been found by a couple of this website's roll searchers (me being one of them), and is easy to spot of you know what you are looking for.

03 Feb 2022

Off Center Coinage

Coins | thatcoinguy

An off center happens during the striking portion of the minting process. Off centers occur when a coin is placed in the retaining collar incorrectly, and the planchet is struck from an unintended odd angle, resulting in a half coin, half planchet look. Off centers (and broadstrikes) can not commonly be found in rolls because of their un-circular shape. These coins leave the mint in bags when they slip out undetected, and enter general commerce.

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