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The Buffalo Nickel
The Buffalo Nickel is one of the most beautiful coins ever minted in
the United States of America. The coin is composed of 75% copper and 25% nickel.
In 1911, President Taft’s administration wanted to replace the
Liberty Head or “V” Nickel currently in production with something
more stunning. After some delays, the Treasury Secretary, Franklin
Mac Veagh, authorized the issuance of the Buffalo Nickel in 1913.
It remained in production until 1938. However, there was no
Buffalo Nickels produced in 1932 and 1933 during the height of the
The front side of the coin depicts a Native American which is a
composite of 3 Chiefs. Some will say it portrays “Red Cloud”, a
Souix warrior. Below the image is the intial “F” which stands for the
name of the designer, James Earl Fraser.
The back side of the coin illustrates a buffalo (bison) which is
modeled after “Black Diamond” that actually lived in New York
City’s Central Park Zoo.
Beneath the image on the back are words “Five Cents”. Most of the
coins were produced at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia. In some cases
you will find a letter “S” or “D” which means that the mintage
occurred in San Francisco or Denver.
I hope you enjoy this Buffalo Nickel which illustrates two rich
components of our brief history of Native Americans and the Buffalo (Bison).
Courtesy of: Michael & Maxine Haskell
The Indian Head Cent
The Indian Head Cent was produced at the U.S. Mint in
Philadelphia and equally during its last year of mintage in San
Francisco. It depicts the head of Liberty wearing an Indian headdress on the
front. The year of production is shown towards the bottom.
On the reverse side (back side) illustrates a laurel wreath with the
words “One Cent” for the first year of circulation followed by an oak
wreath and a shield for all subsequent years.
This exquisite coin is composed of mostly copper with a small
amount of tin, zinc and nickel (in 1859).
It was designed by James Barton Longacre.
It was said that the Penny and Cent meant the same thing (U.S.
and Canada). The Penny is slang for the word “Pence” and the Cent
comes from the Spanish Centavos which is one hundredth of a dollar.
This coin’s fascinating 50 year history of the Indian Cent (Penny)
observed the vast expansion of the railroads, the birth of the
automobile and the airplane among many other of mankind’s
achievements. Many a pioneer and gunslingers, in their travels to the legendary
wild west during the second half of the century in search of fame
and fortune, carried it in their pockets.
We hope that you will treasure this piece of history and it will
remain part of your collection for years to come.
Courtesy of Michael & Maxine Haskell
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