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A Little Bite About Pop Pinos Coins Store, & 

How to detect Altered & Counterfeit coins


Three legged Buffalo


Part 1 is one of the famous and one of the most sort after error coins in the collecting 

world. I remember back when i was just starting out collecting coins with my dad. I 

couldn't have been more than 7 or 8 years old. My dad would say " We got to get that 

three legged buffalo". In my mind i was thinking a "three legged Buffalo??? Not wanting
 
to disturb my dad, I didn't ask him any questions just yet. My mind was trying to 

figure out what a "three legged buffalo" looks like. Was it another kind of buffalo, could
 
it be a different breed???? Or since it was also called a Indian head nickel was it some 

symbol of a great god, maybe it symbolized a great warrior that was wounded in Little 

Big Horn battle. But what ever it was my dad just had to have one. The imagination on 

a young child could really make people dizzy. Eventually i asked my dad, and my 

answer was finally put to an end. We where down at the local coin dealer on West 45Th

 street in Manhattan. I remember the owner's name. It was Joey, but we called him Jo-

Jo for short. Dad asked Jo-Jo "do you have a three leggier". Jo Jo answer "not yet". My

 dad would have this disappointed look on his face. "make sure you let me know when

 you get one." Jo Jo would say "how about a 1942/1 Mercury Dime "No, i want the three

 leggier." Sounded like we were on the the big hunt in the forest looking for the trophy 

for the living room wall. My dad finally found a raw one. Since they didn't grade coins 

back in those days, coins were purchase raw. "This one isn't real" my dad said, the first

 one we looked at. "The buffalo is to big and the leg, not right.". It sure looked good to

 me, partial leg missing, "dad are you sure?" "Trust me son i can tell". My dad favorite

 phase was "trust me son", so i did. This leads us into what i will try to explain to you 

about a "three Legged Buffalo Nickel".How to tell a geniue form an altered one. Genuine 

Three Leggier 1) The entire Buffalo on the reverse of the coin is smaller then any altered 

one. Can be seen by the naked eye. 2) The hind legs on the genuine 3 legged are narrow 

and not totally rounded. Looks bumpy 3) The 3 leggier has several bumps between the 

front and back legs. 4) The beard tips on the 3 leggier are blunt and about even 5) On the

 genuine, the hoof between the missing leg is weak 6) Genuine 3 leggier, the P of

 PLURIBUS and the U of UNUM do not touch the upper portion of the buffalo. 

Genuine Three Leggier

This concludes 
part one of 

"How To Detect 
Counterfeit & Altered Coins" A

 short story on my store's

 name Several years ago my

 dad died, one the worst days

 in my life. I took over our

collection. I feel like my dad 

was still there next to me 

when i'm around coins looking 

to sell or buy. I can still hear

him said
 
"I want a Three leggier", like it was yesterday. We all called my dad "Pop". So "Pop Pino's Coins" is 

My


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