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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02-08-2017 12:37 PM
very cool...why would someone have that many? lol and then spend them??
"Even a rock will crumble if you strike it night and day, if hammer I must, I'm gonna get through your crust, gonna chip that stone away..."
What I remember is that 3 legged buffalo nickles are rare. Dont know the date though.
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.
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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I suspect they were stolen too. I'd hang on to 'em.
Terry (a.k.a. Dances With Dachshunds)
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.
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