I used to collect Buffalo nickels then got out a year or
so ago. Well, I'm wanting back in since the coins are
so darn beautiful to look at. I'd like to spend $1000
on a single "investment" coin and build the rest of the
collection around it. If it were your $1000 to spend,
would you spend it on a really really nice, more common
coin, a nice EF'ish 1924S or something like that, or
an AU'ish 3-legged? I'm not into collecting as an
investment since I just like having and admiring the coins,
but it would be fun to spend $1000 on a coin and hope to
have a chance that it would appreciate at a rate better
than a savings account.
Also, has the "market" for buffalos gone up or down significantly
in the last year (since last summer) or are the prices I was used
to paying back then still fairly applicable?