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1918-D Buffalo Nickel possible /7

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Re: 1918-D Buffalo Nickel possible /7

#11 Unread post by frankinfish »

Paul wrote: Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:00 am Unfortunately your close-up image does not contain enough pixel detail to verify the overdate.

I have personally inspected 2 of these now, both were the true over date.

As Daniel has mentioned, this would need to be seen in hand.
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Thanks Paul for offering your inspection/verification service, as I’m considering sending it. Please take a look at another post that I submitted titled “ 1913 5C Type 1 DDR FS-1802 ” in the Coining Around category. I would appreciate your feedback.
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frankinfish wrote: Wed Sep 08, 2021 10:03 pm Thanks for the reply Earle42 and the support of my “wrong photo”. What did you think about the flat shape of the top on the 8?
Sorry I was preoccupied with life for awhile and was not on the forum 😂

I saw the flat 8 and thought this is what makes it look like the overdate. My thinking was a flattening can occur from a circulation hit whereas that totally different shaped void in the 8 is less likely, IMO, to be able to have happen from circulation.
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#13 Unread post by trevor »

I have the similar, and so far I have found 3 strike designations so far, mine is ag at best, mine is a philly mint though

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Paul wrote: Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:00 am Unfortunately your close-up image does not contain enough pixel detail to verify the overdate.

I have personally inspected 2 of these now, both were the true over date.

As Daniel has mentioned, this would need to be seen in hand.
If you would like me to take a look at it for you… Contact me through the email system here
Closeup with a better camera.
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Earle42 wrote: Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:00 pm
frankinfish wrote: Wed Sep 08, 2021 10:03 pm Thanks for the reply Earle42 and the support of my “wrong photo”. What did you think about the flat shape of the top on the 8?
Sorry I was preoccupied with life for awhile and was not on the forum 😂

I saw the flat 8 and thought this is what makes it look like the overdate. My thinking was a flattening can occur from a circulation hit whereas that totally different shaped void in the 8 is less likely, IMO, to be able to have happen from circulation.
I added a better closeup photo of the date. Let me know your thoughts?

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#16 Unread post by monsterbug1 »

somewhat unrelated, but any tips in general for identifying this variety on acid dated coins? I reguraly enough come across acid dated 1918 D buffalos, but they usually have very weak dates, making them hard to identify

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#17 Unread post by Earle42 »

Sorry I missed this yet again! I come here daily and it the unread posts button. Not sure how I missed this.

As much as I would love to say you have one, I just cannot considering the holes are all wrong. I think someone like Paul should see it in hand.

As to acid dated coins...I am no help there. There used to be a guy who restored the dates through some etching process (Ferric Chloride + something else I think) and sold them on eBay. I do seem to recall he had a buffalo you could tell was an 18/17, but he was not using acid.
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#18 Unread post by monsterbug1 »

Ferric-Chloride is the common chemical in Nic-a-date. Coins that have been exposed to it are called "acid dates" usually, as the coin will be damaged extensively by it

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#19 Unread post by Earle42 »

Ummmm...Nic-A-Date always WAS nitric acid...have they changed that?

This is where the term acid date came from.

Newer techniques have, indeed, started using ferric chloride as you mentioned.
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#20 Unread post by monsterbug1 »

things have seemingly changed- any thoughts on that large cent I posted?

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