What's your thoughts on this 37 buffalo
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I'm not sure what your question is. 

The picture clearly shows a D. 

The Ebay auction clearly describes it in the title and description as a D: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1937-D-Buffalo-Nickel/282794565358?epid=170457560&hash=item41d7de9eee:g:6fUAAOSwvfZaTACa

What is your question? 

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2 minutes ago, physics-fan3.14 said:

I'm not sure what your question is. 

The picture clearly shows a D. 

The Ebay auction clearly describes it in the title and description as a D: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1937-D-Buffalo-Nickel/282794565358?epid=170457560&hash=item41d7de9eee:g:6fUAAOSwvfZaTACa

What is your question? 

Is it a 3 leg

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17 minutes ago, Thecoinnoob said:

Is it a 3 leg

Well why didn't you ask that to start with? 

No. I think the coin is an altered piece to resemble a 3-leg, and I think the Ebay seller is hoping that people look at the pictures and speculate and bid really high. He's hoping to catch a sucker. 

The 3-leg is well known enough that if he had one, he'd know it and he'd take good pictures of it. It appears to be in a third world slab (PCI, NNC, or SEGS), but they would probably have recognized it as such. 

Take a look at these articles, and decide for yourself: 

https://www.pcgs.com/News/1937-d-3-legged-Buffalo-Nickel-Capturing-Attention

http://news.coinupdate.com/how-to-spot-a-fake-three-legged-buffalo-nickel-3329/

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37 minutes ago, physics-fan3.14 said:

Well why didn't you ask that to start with? 

No. I think the coin is an altered piece to resemble a 3-leg, and I think the Ebay seller is hoping that people look at the pictures and speculate and bid really high. He's hoping to catch a sucker. 

The 3-leg is well known enough that if he had one, he'd know it and he'd take good pictures of it. It appears to be in a third world slab (PCI, NNC, or SEGS), but they would probably have recognized it as such. 

Take a look at these articles, and decide for yourself: 

https://www.pcgs.com/News/1937-d-3-legged-Buffalo-Nickel-Capturing-Attention

http://news.coinupdate.com/how-to-spot-a-fake-three-legged-buffalo-nickel-3329/

Agreed.  By this point in time, I'd be very surprised to see a genuine 3-leg in any slab that wasn't NGC, PCGS or ANACS.  Also, the 3-Leg is widely faked.  A regular 1937-D Buffalo is inexpensive to buy, and in a counterfeiter's mind, there's a lot of potential profit to be made with a small outlay of funds.  While there are many varieties out there that can still be cherry picked with some work, I'd say at this point the 1937-D 3 Leg is not one of them because of its fame.  It's one of those coins that people who aren't collectors and never have been often know about.  I'd stay far away from this one.

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Genuine Three Leg Buffalo Nickels have die rust markers. The photo is so bad it's impossible to see if they are really there. I don't think that they are. There is also a rust patch on the Indian's neck as well. No photo of the obverse was provided here.

Usually when poor photos appear like this with an offering, there is reason, and that reason is rarely done with your well being in mind.

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39 minutes ago, WoodenJefferson said:

The 'abruptness' of the missing leg is an indicator that this was tooled to appear as a genuine '3-legged' buffalo. Run away! 

I'm not convinced that it's a genuine coin, much less a tooled one.

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