Item description for The Authoritative Reference on Buffalo Nickels by John Wexler, Ron Pope & Kevin Flynn...
Buffalo nickels were struck from 1913 to 1938. This nickel series is considered to be one of the most collectible issues struck by the US Mint. Its unique design lends to its charm and popularity: the portrait of Chief Irontail of the Sioux tribe on the obverse and an American Buffalo or bison on the reverse. It is a small piece of history from a time that was rife with political, social, and economic growth. Walk along the pages of history in the newly added Date-by-Date sections in the Business and Proof Strikes chapters. Includes new information on rarity and striking characteristics for each date and mintmark, and population reports. Also new to this book are a large number of new Buffalo nickel varieties, among the hundreds already discovered - Doubled Dies, Repunched Mintmarks, Overdates, and 3-1/2 legged specimen. With hundreds of images, this book was written to aid the collector and to provide an invaluable tool to identify all the different varieties in their collection.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 8.5" Height: 10.75" Weight: 1.95 lbs.
Release Date Apr 20, 2007
Publisher Zyrus Press
ISBN 1933990031 ISBN13 9781933990033
Reviews - What do customers think about The Authoritative Reference on Buffalo Nickels?
Things I never knew Jan 2, 2008
The only reference I'll ever need. Fast and easy on mintages, values, double strikes and much more. By having this information on hand, you will be digging back through your collection again double checking for things you may have missed. Its like having a new pile of Nickels to check out. If your a serious collector, this ones a must.
5 star appeal to RPM/OMM collectors 3 for all else Sep 22, 2007
At approx. 320 pps. this is certainly not a demure or weedy tome, and as a 2007 publication it is definitely timely. Having said that, I believe that this book is not an essential acquisition for the straight forward Buffalo Nickel collector (that book would be Lange's 3rd Ed. on the Buff). However, if you are a variety collector it is right up your alley. The book's discussion of the general issue coins is uncannily similar to the format of Lange, and the authors propose to provide the same information as Lange with a couple of added kickers in the form of historical pricing information by grade, and population studies of NGC and PCGS slabbed coins by year and mint. While I found the historical information marginally helpful but definitely welcome, the population guide was a really, really smart idea and a big help. I'm sorry to say that the year by year analysis of the business strikes seemed a bit paltry in the information department. However, the section on the Proof strikes has a lot of new (to me) information and is a big improvement on Lange's book. The real strength of this book is all of the time and effort spent on the known varieties found in the Buffalo world. The lists within are quite extensive and are accompanied by numerous helpful and unhelpful blown-up pictures. A really great addition to this panoply is the inclusion of 'de-listed' varities, i.e. those previously catalogued varieties that have subsequently been deemed not to be. A large part of the book is taken up with a discussion of what a variety makes and related information not specific to the Buffalo. At present, there are numerous used copies of this book available on this site at prices well below the retail or issue price. As such I would encourage you to acquire it because at the lower prices it is a huge value.