I was standing at the cash register at a local convienence store to purchase a diet soft drink sifting through change to pay my tab. As I picked quarters and nickels to give to the cashier, I saw a nickel that looked different. I pushed it aside to provide payment for my libation.

Outside of the establishment, I reached back into my pocket and removed the coins to find a 1927 Buffalo Nickel! The rim and high-points are flat, the buffalo’s horn cannot be seen, but the date is visible. Even though the 1927 coin is a common date and the find is in good (G-4) condition, it was nice to find. Regardless of the condition, the James Earle Frasier-designed coin remains one of my favorites.

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