- Preserving this important chapter in the history of American coinage
- Custom-crafted deluxe display case included
- Includes a special collector's card
- Order number: US_2511835
Throughout the history of American coinage, the Buffalo Nickel stands out as one of the most distinctive coins ever created. Although it is best known for the American bison on the reverse, the coin is sometimes referred to as an "Indian Head" Nickel because of the profile of a Native American on the obverse. The work of renowned sculptor James Earl Fraser, this magnificent coin was a hit with the public for its all-American images that pay tribute to the “Old West.” Minted from 1913 to 1938, Buffalo Nickels were once plentiful, but over the last 100-plus years, they’ve become increasingly hard to find. Today, the average coin connoisseur may have to visit a museum or a well-established private collection to view one of these numismatic treasures.
The History of the Buffalo Nickel
The Buffalo nickel was part of a campaign launched in the early years of the 20th century to upgrade the appearance of American coinage. In 1911, the administration of William Howard Taft authorized the replacement of the existing Charles E. Barber Liberty Head nickel design and commissioned Fraser to handle the task. Although Fraser's design received preliminary approval in 1912, the minting of the new Buffalo nickel was delayed for several months. The Hobbs Manufacturing Company, an organization that produced an anti-slug device that presumably could detect counterfeit nickels when inserted into coin-operated vending machines, indicated a desire to alter the Fraser design to ensure compatibility with its machine.
In December 1912, Clarence Hobbs submitted a modified design of the Buffalo nickel to U.S. Treasury Secretary Franklin MacVeagh, who summarily rejected it. Later that month, U.S. Mint director George Roberts formally approved the original Fraser design. On January 7, 2013, the design was used to strike several experimental pieces. In the ensuing weeks, Fraser worked closely with Hobbs Manufacturing Company personnel to modify the coin until it satisfied the company's concerns. The modified coins were officially released for circulation on March 3, 1913. Minting of various versions of the Buffalo nickel occurred over the next 25 years.
The 1935 Buffalo Head Nickel From American Mint
American Mint proudly introduces this incredible set of two 1935 buffalo nickels exquisitely accented in brilliant 24k gold! The first coin features Fraser’s noble Native American Chief on the obverse expertly accented in gold with the entire reverse gold-layered. The second coin perfectly compliments the first with the buffalo on the reverse standing out in spot-gold and the whole obverse layered in 24k gold. To create sharper contrasts with superior shine, the parts of each coin that are not layered in gold have been plated in pure rhodium, which is highly regarded for its protective qualities and enduring shine.
The native American on the obverse is accented in 24k gold with a background plated in pure rhodium. the entire reverse is layered in 24k gold.
The buffalo on the reverse is accented in 24k gold on the rhodium-plated background. the obverse is entirely layered in 24k gold.
Includes a special edition Collector’s Card highlighting important events from 1935 and you will also receive a Certificate of Authenticity that certifies the pieces' size and materials.
Expect the Best When You Purchase a 1935 Indian Head Nickel From American Mint
Our 1935 Buffalo nickel epitomizes the exceptional quality, superb craftsmanship, and painstaking attention to detail that is the common thread in all our products and compilations. Our in-house experts go the extra mile to create and assemble extraordinary collections that exceed our customers' highest expectations. We know you'll be proud to display your 1935 Indian Head nickel in your home, office, or place of business. It will also become a treasured heirloom you'll want to pass down to future generations.
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|Face value:||5 Cents|
|Material:||.750 copper, .250 nickel|
|Issue year:||2x 1935|
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