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    The Wife Scores Big

    My wife came home last night with 4 rolls of buffalo nickels that someone used to buy pharmacy stuff with. She cracked the first roll open all the buffalos fell out and she was shocked. Had to put them into a pill bottle. Needless to say she brought them all home for me! Haven't had a chance to look through yet for any key dates.
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    very cool...why would someone have that many? lol and then spend them??
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    What I remember is that 3 legged buffalo nickles are rare. Dont know the date though.

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    That's a great acquisition! It would be interesting to know "the rest of the story" as in why someone would use collectible coinage as common currency.
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    So some meth head stole a coin collection and came to the rx to get supplies... At least you rescued them.
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    3-leg buffalo nickels are 1937 with a Denver mint mark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlitzKrieg721 View Post
    very cool...why would someone have that many? lol and then spend them??
    Decades ago people kept coins when the style changed. Why someone would spend currency at a pharmacy is not what most would laugh out loud about.

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    Heckuva score!
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    I suspect they were stolen too. I'd hang on to 'em.
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    Awesome score.

    I had a similar situation when I was in my teens, around 1975, and working at my fathers SOHIO service station. I had a guy in his 20's that was coming in paying with rolled up coins for the gas he was buying. I busted open a roll of dimes one day and they were all Mercury Dimes so I got out the other rolls I had put in the safe in the past couple of days and found 2 rolls of Indian Head Pennnies, a roll of Buffalo Nickels, a roll of Jefferson Nickles and all from the '50's, and a roll of V Nickels.

    Now the bad part. A weeks later this older gentleman comes in and asks if anyone had been paying with old coins. I told him yes and he says that it's his grandson and he is stealing them from him. I told him I had bought them all and offered to let him have them all back at face value and he tells me they were mostly commons and if I collected them to keep them. I felt bad and tried several times to give them back to him but refused to take them. Years later I sold all of the silver when it was up around $30 per dollar. I kept a few random coins but most got sold or traded for artifacts.
    Last edited by Steve Valentine; 02-08-2017 at 09:03 PM.
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