Buffalo Nickels

Common, scarce and rare Buffalo (or Indian Head) nickels (U.S., 1913-1938) for collectors and investors. If you don't see what you're looking for, please contact us. Thank you!




Buffalo Nickel
BUFFALO NICKEL

These pieces are known as Buffalo nickels (usually), or Indian Head nickels. In the first year of issue, 1913, there were two distinct varieties, the first showing the bison on a mound, and the second with the base redesigned to a thinner, straight line.

James Earle Fraser designed this nickel, employing three different Native Americans as models. His initial F is beheath the date. The bison was supposedly modeled after Black Diamond in the New York Central Park Zoo.

Matte proof coins were made for collectors from 1913 to 1916. Specimen strikings of 1917 are reported.

For more information about this coin, see Buffalo nickel at Wikipedia.


A Guide Book of United States Coins

Reference: A Guide Book of United States Coins (2017), by R. S. Yeoman.

The Official Red Book® A Guide Book of United States Coins is 70 years young and going strong. Collectors around the country love the book's grade-by-grade values, auction records, historical background, detailed specifications, high-resolution photographs, and accurate mintage data. How rare are your coins? How much are they worth? The Red Book tells you, covering everything from early colonial copper tokens to hefty Old West silver dollars and dazzling gold coins. You'll find 32,500+ prices for more than 7,600 coins, tokens, medals, sets, and other collectibles. You'll also round out your education in commemoratives, Proof and Mint coins, error coins, Civil War tokens, Confederate coins, private gold, and all the latest National Park quarters, Presidential and Native American dollars, Lincoln cents, and more. Articles on investing, grading coins, and detecting counterfeits will make you a savvy collector; and entertaining essays on the history of American coinage, shipwrecks and hoards, and the modern rare-coin market give you an inside look at the hobby of kings. These are just some of the features of the informative, entertaining, invaluable Red Book the world's best-selling coin price guide (more than 23 million copies sold). - 464 pages - full color - 7.7 x 5.5 x 1.25 inches

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A Guide Book of Buffalo and Jefferson Nickels

If you collect Buffalo nickels, we highly recommend this book for your personal library: A Guide Book of Buffalo and Jefferson Nickels (2007), by Q. David Bowers.

This is the eighth entry in Whitman's Bower Series of numismatic titles. Lavishly illustrated in full color, the Guide Book of Buffalo and Jefferson Nickels features high-resolution enlargements for important overdates and other varieties. These popular coins are given the famous Bowers treatment: insightful study, plenty of fascinating historical background, and good storytelling. Certified and surviving field populations, and historical and current market prices add to the book's reference value. Appendices cover error coins, pattern Buffalo nickels, and the chronology of the nickel five-cent piece. Full color throughout; illustrated; indexed. Softcover. 288 Pages



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