Nickel is one of the most easily recognizable coins in American numismatics.
Beginning its 25 year run in 1913, the Buffalo Nickel still holds a particular
allure to coin collectors just starting out in the hobby. Designed by James
Earl Fraser and using three Native Americans for his models, the Buffalo Nickel,
both obverse and reverse, carries a distinct commemoration to the original inhabitants
of the prairie lands of America.
On the reverse
of the Buffalo Nickel is a profile portrait of a buffalo in all its majesty.
Some say the buffalo on the reverse of the Buffalo Nickel was designed after
the famous "Black Diamond" buffalo that walked the grounds of the New York Zoo
at the time, but there is no definitive record of this being the case. Regardless,
in the Buffalo Nickel series, Fraser was able to capture the power and beauty
of America's most dominant land animal in a such a way that coin enthusiasts
for ages will be able to appreciate. Due to it's overproduction and well used
status in the coins of circulation at the time, the Buffalo Nickel has few key
dates and carries a little premium on the open market. Most often than not,
the Buffalo Nickel has lost its date on the obverse due to wear and date placement
on the coin.
is the case, consider the Buffalo Nickel to still just be a spendable nickel.
Some coin collectors in the past have used an acid to attempt to "raise" the
date in hopes to revive the numbers and potentially find an earlier example
of the Buffalo Nickel. Unfortunately, it was quickly discovered that this process
only serves to damage the Buffalo Nickel even further, thereby destroying any
numismatic value the coin may possess.
the Buffalo Nickel series with "raised dates" can be considered spendable as
well as they have practically lost any extra numismatic appeal. Brilliant uncirculated
specimens of the Buffalo Nickel series can command a premium and, in conditions
close to this state, could have significant value if the are of a particular
variation of the early years of the Buffal Nickel series. The coin professionals
at Nevada Coin & Jewelry have the expertise in discovering any numismatic value
to the Buffalo Nickel. We provide the highest cash offers for any coins and
the Buffalo Nickel is no exception. Just call or come in to any of the Nevada
Coin & Jewelry locations in the greater Las Vegas area and have our well respected
and highly trained experts examine your Buffalo Nickel today.
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