Speeding Arrow's Blog

27 Mar 2022

Buffalo Nickels

Coins-United States | Speeding Arrow

HistoryThe Buffalo Nickel is a very popular coin and is collected by many. They were designed by James Fraser who did both the obverse and the reverse. These coins were made from 1913 to1938 and then were replaced by the Jefferson nickel. It is believed that Black Diamond was that Indian portrayed on the coin. The mintmark is located right beneath the "Five Cents". The rarest type is the 1916 double die variety.MetalThey do not have any silver (only 1942-1945 nickels do)and were made up of 75% copper and 25% nickel.


Speeding Arrow

Level 4

I am going to revisit the buffalo nickel and make a new blog.

Long Beard

Level 5

When asked by a novice collector starting the journey the Indian Head Nickel, aka Buffalo, is the series I recommend. Whether hand picked for an album or encapsulated by a third party grader, these are quite easy to assemble like the cent. I still have my old blue from the mid-seventies and currently one short of a complete second set in the green Littleton that I'm putting together. Full four digit dates, non-acid treated, this go around.


Level 6

Nice coin! I love Buffalo Nickels. Be sure to do your research and get the facts correct. ; )

AC Coin$🌎

Level 6

Great coin to look and admire for a collector. Nice information. Great work.

It's Mokie

Level 6

The Quintessential American coin, it will never be equaled in its excellence.


Level 6

What everybody said above.


Level 7

Black Diamond was the buffalo. He lived in the central park zoo. The Indians are a combination of three Indians. As you go on you will find more research and history makes your blog great. But take your time I enjoyed this!!The silver war nickel were made of .560 copper and .350 silver. Its important you buy a red book. It will help you. Has every coin made in the U.S.

Speeding Arrow

Level 4

What about the other .010%?

I. R. Bama

Level 5

I think it is the Buffalo named Black Diamond. The Indian depicted on the invested is a composite picture of several famous Indians of the era. Thanks for the blog. It's a wonderful coin

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