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Buffalo or Indian Head Nickel

Buffalo Indian Nickel

The Buffalo or Indian Head Nickel coins were minted from 1913 to 1938 and in good quantity. The Buffalo nickel would enjoy a good run, but would eventually be replaced by the United States current nickel, the Jefferson Nickel. These coins like the other nickels are 75% copper and contain 25% nickel. None were issued with any other intrinsic value based off silver or gold.

The Buffalo or Indian Head Nickel is loved by many a coin collector, and for good reason. These coins pay homage to the Native American heritage that most all Americans can at least partially call their own. Many people (including myself) have a percentage of Native American blood coursing through their veins.

These coins are riddled with errors and strange mintages. There are 3 legged buffalo, 3.5 legged buffalo, D's over S's Numbers stamped over numbers, and so on. The just have to be the most error filled group of coins the United States mint has issued in the last hundred years. If you are a numismatic who enjoys the rush of finding a good error amongst the coins in population then this coin is for you! Happy Hunting!

This coin replaced the Liberty Head Nickel, and was later replaced by the Thomas Jefferson Nickel.

* Notice as of December 2006 it is illegal to melt down US Minted Pennies and Nickels, and there is a $10,000 fine to help enforce the law. It is legal however to melt down silver dollars, half dollars, dimes, quarters for their content.

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* Notice as of December 2006 it is illegal to melt down US Minted Pennies and Nickels, and there is a $10,000 fine to help enforce the law. It is legal however to melt down silver dollars, half dollars, dimes, quarters for their content.