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Crouton
3rd March 2009, 10:02
Buffalo Indian Head 1 oz silver round coin

Hey all, first post.
As usual I bought first and did the research second. How about a little help for a recovering knucklehead?
I bought 10 of these coins and one of them looks to be defective.
The edge is totally smooth and does not have any serrations. It almost looks like the edge serrations were melted off.
Should I try to get it exchanged for another one from the seller? I know itís still an ounce of silver and thatís what I wanted, but it donít seem right.
Possible rarity and worth much more?

Homer
3rd March 2009, 10:55
Weigh it and if it weighs one ounce, it is what it is supposed to be. If not, squawk to the seller.

Forget all the baloney about "rarity" etc.

goldminer
3rd March 2009, 12:22
It may be that the round you are discribing was produced by a different refinery...one with a smooth vs. serrated edge? I've seen 6 different bufffalo 1 oz. Ag rounds. All at first glance appear the same but if you look closely both sides of the coins have different detail.

Crouton
6th March 2009, 03:31
Weigh it and if it weighs one ounce, it is what it is supposed to be. If not, squawk to the seller.

Forget all the baloney about "rarity" etc.

Ok, thats what I thought, an ounce is an ounce.
So since I have access to a fairly accurate scale at work I thought just for fun I would weigh all 20 of my Buffalos.
Here are the results.
One troy oz = 31.1034768 grams

Under weight coins = 6
30.9387, 30.9555, 30.9746, 31.0596, 30.9743, 31.0286

Over Weight = 14
Smooth edge coin = 31.3314 grams
31.1690, 31.1500, 31.3486, 31.3395, 31.1509, 31.1213, 31.2605
31.1610, 31.1634, 31.3166, 31.3380, 31.4074, 31.4085

All 20 were bought from the same seller, 10 at a time.

Not really worried about the under weight, they all look the same and I hope I never have to use them.