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Monty's Bisons


Category: Nickels
Set Type: Buffalo Nickels 1913-1938, Complete Circulation Issue
Owner: BankNote1
Last Modified: 3/16/2015
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Rank: 6
Score: 45163
Leading by: 3422
Points to Higher Rank: 9291
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Set Description:

This is my favorite U.S. business strike coin designed by one of my favorite western artist, James E. Fraser. His design accurately portrays the American Indian, in my opinion. Then keeping with the uniquely American theme Fraser placed the American bison on the reverse!

When I was a child I could buy a Coke at the store for just one nickel! If I had two nickels in my pocket I could also get a chocolate bar to go with it. The movies were 15 cents. Although Buffalo nickels had not been made in about 20 years or more they were still plentiful in circulation at the time! I wasn't given much money way back then so I had to scrounge for every nickel I got!

Years ago, My trying to put this set together would be somewhat easier than I had planned for. It is quite different than it is today, a whole lot easier! I didn't plan to spend a fortune on any one coin, (boy was I nuts). Below is what I had written about how I planned to do my collection then.

" This is sort of the way I am trying to build this set by not spending a lot on any one coin!
I am buying many of the coins raw. Others I am buying graded with the chance of the coins upgrading when resubmitted to NGC or PCGS ! ( It is harder in 2013 to get something to up grade than10 years ago, at least for me it is). An example is my 1931-S NGC MS65 Buff. I picked the piece up in a NGC MS64 holder for '64 bid just knowing it would upgrade! The 1934-D NGC MS65 is what I call my miracle coin! This piece made it to NGC and back much quicker than possible, 9 days on Early Bird tier! I am not going to mention the few "body bagged" examples though"!

"I can't list it in the Registry but I am finally close to finishing my "Library of Coins" Buffalo Nickel album in VF or better, I don't have the '37-D 3 leg nickel and the1916 DDO. I am thankful there isn't a hole in the album for the '16 DDO! That would be one hole that might never be filled. My 1918/7-D just grades good but I did get it for a very low price. I do plan to add the 37-D 3 Leg coin to the set but it will take a while. It has taken me over six years to complete the rest of the set.
Many of the AU and Unc. coins in the album are taking on an amber, gold, blue, and redish colours. This is because of the sulfur in the 50 year old album pages in the "L.O.C." albums".
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View Coin 1913 TYPE 1 MS 65 NGC 563
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1914/3  
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1914/3 S  
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1916 DDO  
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