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30 Mar 2022

Return of the Buffalo Nickel

Coins-United States | user_22476

In 1912, James Fraser designed the Buffalo Nickel. He designed both the obverse and the reverse. These coins were first struck on February 22, 1913, but they weren't put into circulation until March 4th, 1913. Proof coins were made from 1913 to 1917 for collectors. They were in circulation from 1913 to 1938 and were minted in Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco. Ultimately, it was replaced by the Jefferson Nickel. There are 2 varieties which are straight ground and the other is a little mound on which the buffalo stands. The Buffalo Nickel is 75% nickel and 25% copper. It is a really interesting coin and is not particularly expensive. The name of the buffalo on the reverse was Black Diamond and he lived in the Central Park Zoo. The Native American on the obverse is a combination of three Native Americans. ( Thanks Mike). In my collection, I have a 1930 S, 1935 D, 1936, and a 1937 D nickel. They minted approximately 1,212,995,919 through the 25 years it was around. There are about 64 different types of coins from mintmarks, dates, and major varieties.



Level 4

Good blog!


Level 5

I love Buffalo Nickles.

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Level 6

Awesom ! Great blog Nice coins .


Level 6

Good blog. Nicely researched. A coin most people love. Try to put up a bibliography next time. I enjoyed this one. Thanks.

I. R. Bama

Level 5

Very good!


Level 7

No problem. There is nothing you can't find in books and the web. See if you can find the names of the three Indians. Good blog your of to a good start!

Long Beard

Level 5

Always a fun series to pursue on any budget. A true American classic!


Level 6

Enjoyed your blog! Buffalo Nickels are favorite of mine!


Level 3

Did I do my research right?


Level 3

This definitely is my longest post yet. Enjoy!

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