Nickels Buffalo & Jefferson

Buffalo NickelHistory of the Buffalo Nickel (courtesy of Wikipedia)

The Buffalo Nickel or Indian Head Nickel was a copper-nickel five-cent piece struck by the United States Mint from 1913 to 1938. It was designed by sculptor James Earle Fraser. More history about the Buffalo nickel is below.

In 1911, Taft administration officials decided to replace Charles E. Barber’s Liberty Head design for the nickel, and commissioned Fraser to do the work. They were impressed by Fraser’s designs showing a Native American and an American bison.  We carry air tight coin capsules for long term preservation, as well as some coin cases and albums designed for Buffalo Nickels (as well as Jefferson Nickels which are the same size):

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