Unveiling the Mystique of the 1937 3-Leg Buffalo Nickel: A Rare Coin Collector's Dream

September 27, 2023 @ 3:25 PM
In the realm of numismatics, there exist coins so rare and coveted that they captivate the hearts of collectors and enthusiasts worldwide. One such coin, the 1937 3-Leg Buffalo Nickel, stands as a testament to the artistry and historical significance of American coinage. Join us on a journey to explore the fascinating history and allure of this iconic piece of numismatic history.
The Birth of the Buffalo Nickel:
The Buffalo Nickel, officially known as the Indian Head Nickel, was designed by renowned American sculptor James Earle Fraser. It made its debut in 1913 and quickly gained popularity for its unique design, featuring a Native American chief on the obverse and a buffalo on the reverse...
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New Coins Added

August 29, 2023 @ 8:08 AM

As summer winds down, we begin to seriously get back to work...so new coins are being added....


last 3 added   lovely 1911 $2.50 in AU53 on of our favs for budget minded folks as this coin would sit well with MS MS63 coins and yet this one would be less than half the price!

A really perfect 1851 large cent... PCGS MS64 BN... we really like copper in Brown as you save a lot of money and Red coins are going to turn over time

We also purchased a heard of Buffalos and a 1919 NGC MS64 is just so pretty frosty obverse and a hint of color on reverse..sure to please and at only $400 quite the bargain!

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And we all head to Central State Coin Show this week....

April 25, 2023 @ 11:55 AM

The coin market seems robust at the moment... but IMHO a good indicator will be the upcoming Central States Coin show held this week in Chicago... with 600 dealers setting up... this is certainly a top 10 show... We will be busy and hope to see you there if you attend!  Jon


The Central States Numismatic Society’s 84th Anniversary Convention will be held in Schaumburg, IL, at the Schaumburg Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center, located at 1551 North Thoreau Drive, Schaumburg, IL 60173. Our event site is located in close proximity to Chicago’s premier suburban shopping destination, the Woodfield Mall. The area also boasts several hundred restaurants within a few miles of the convention site.

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Where are the good coins?

February 8, 2023 @ 1:17 PM

So Long Beach coin show is over and granted that many dealers did not make it to the show because of the storms in the midwest.

With that said... its the same old story,   really good quality coins are just not around.... At our last show we were able to buy a few nice coins but we continue to be selling more than we are able to buy.  yes we are picky but as you know we would never sell a coin that we would not put in our own collection!   That is our Mantra and we will continue to stay the course...

If you do have a great collection that you are thinking of selling, please let us know...we would be happy to help!

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January 12, 2023 @ 2:10 PM

The New York International Numismatic Convention is the United States’ largest and most prestigious numismatic event targeting the needs of the foreign and ancient numismatic communities.  The 51st Annual NYINC will be held at the InterContinental  New York Barclay hotel, located 111 East 48 Street, New York, NY  10017, at Lexington Avenue. 

The NYINC will feature a bourse area consisting of roughly 100 of the leading specialists in world and ancient numismatists and will be held in the Empire and Grand Ballrooms as well as the immediately contiguous Gallery area of the Barclay. The seven days of auction sessions will be held in the Barclay Salon, located in the lobby level. Auction lot viewing......

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January 12, 2023 @ 8:59 AM

Well the Fun show (The Largest Coin Show In USA) is now over and was incredible (not just for us, but all of the 600 dealers that set up)

It was non stop action from Set up day on Wed, til we finally closed up on Sat night... some die hards even stayed for Sunday

Coins were bought and sold and 99% of the dealers said it was in the Top 5 FUNS that they have ever done!

Looks like the coin market is still going to be strong for the next few months!   We will be posting some NEWPS in the coming weeks...


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No its not Cooties LOL... its the COTY awards! Winners

December 21, 2022 @ 11:08 AM

The 2023 Coin of the Year (COTY) Awards starts off with the Nominating Committee meeting virtually this past Oct. 25 to consider 2021-dated coins from across the world and narrow them down to 100 nominees: 10 coins in 10 different categories of competition. These are known as the COTY 100.

This annual awards program, to be presented in early 2023, is presented by World Coin News

There are so many really cool coins including most innovative  coin which is one of our fav categories...   Check out for example this past winner... The 2019 Cook Islands Yucatan Crater – Dinosaur Extinction: Winner in the most innovative coin category of the most prestigious COTY awards. It is dedicated to the extinction .........

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Harry W. Bass Jr. Collection Auction Coming Jan 2023

December 13, 2022 @ 11:27 AM

Get ready for a BIG auction featuring magnificent U.S. gold and pattern coins from the Harry W. Bass Jr. Collection to be held during the Jan. 5 Florida United Numismatists show in Orlando.

The 103-coin offering includes the unique 1870-S Indian Head gold $3 piece graded Specimen 50 by Professional Coin Grading Service, which notes on the insert that the numbers 893 are engraved on the reverse. Along with many of the coins on offer, it has been known to a generation of numismatists as a core part of the exhibit at the American Numismatic Association’s Edward C. Rochette Money Museum in Colorado Springs, Colorado, since July 14, 2001. That display was dismantled this summer, and the proceeds will be used to fund philanthropic ...

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New 10 Point Grading System Announced From NGC Called NGCX

December 5, 2022 @ 10:55 AM

For as long as I can remember.... dating back to my early collecting days in the 1960's-70's  I always remember using the Sheldon scale of 1-70 for a basis of a coins preservation.

In 1949, the original scale was first presented in "Dr. William H. Sheldon's Early American Cents" titled "A Quantitative Scale for condition" as a way to grade Large cents. The scale is known today as the Sheldon scale.   However it really developed in the 1970's when the ANA standardized the scale.

For many novice New collectors the numbering system does not really seem intuitive so in a burst of marketing genius NGC had come up with the idea of using the 1-10 system (currently in use for other ...

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US Mint announces over 80 products to be released in 2023

November 21, 2022 @ 10:22 AM

Gonna be a busy year for the US Mint and get ready to pay lots if you want all the new products that the US Mint has scheduled for 2023... Looks like over 80 items will be released... 

Here is the list of products to be released to the public in January and February are:

➤ Jan. 30: 2023 American Innovation, Ohio dollars in 25-coin rolls and 100-coin Mint-sewn mini canvas bags from production at both the Denver and Philadelphia Mints.
➤ Feb. 6: 2023 Native American dollars from the Philadelphia and Denver Mints in 25-coin rolls, 100-coin bags and 250-coin boxes.
➤ Feb. 13: James Buchanan Presidential silver medal.
➤ Feb. 14: 2023 American Women, Bessie Coleman quarter dollars in 100-coin bags from Denver...

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