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Check out the story of the 1913 Liberty Head nickel on 'Mysteries at the Museum'

The Travel Channel series "Mysteries at the Museum" will feature the story of Samuel Brown and the five 1913 Liberty Head Nickels on this week's new episode.
Written by Jake Sherlock at 00:00

Low Demand for War Nickels Leads to Prices under Spot

Olivia Beauvais examines the reasons why war nickles usually trade for under the value of the silver in the coin.
Written by Olivia Beauvais at 00:00

Why does Black Diamond shine? A look at the bison that may have been the model for the buffalo nickel

Why is the name Black Diamond historically significant? Find out why the buffalo named Black Diamond gained national attention in the early 1900s.
Written by Brandon Ortega at 00:00

Who was the Native American model for the buffalo nickel? That's a matter of debate

The Native American face on the Buffalo nickel is said to be a composite of three Native Americans chiefs. However, there is debate to who the design is truly modeled after. Read more about the three Native American chiefs that Fraser may have modeled his work after.
Written by Brandon Ortega at 00:00

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The entangled connection between buffalo nickels and hobo nickels

National Coin Week is a few months away, April 22-27. Nevertheless, it is never too early to learn more about the buffalo nickel, which is this year's National Coin Week theme. Hobo nickels typically are designed from buffalo nickels, so their history goes is intertwined. Yet, the hobo nickel has its own distinctive history.
Written by Brandon Ortega at 00:00

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