Buffalo Nickel Album with 13 Buffalo Nickels

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Buffalo Nickel Album with 13 Buffalo Nickels

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The Buffalo Nickel is the most uniquely “American” coin. It celebrates the culture and heritage of the American West, and the designs are recognized as some of the most beautiful and artistic ever to appear on a coin.

The coin was minted from 1913-1938, and this Album includes spaces for all coins. The Album is custom designed to house and protect the collection of vintage coins. Each coin is identified by the year of issue and the U.S. Mint. Both children and adults are excited to find coins to fill the spaces – and it is a great way to spend valuable time with children and grandchildren.

The Album is reminiscent of the classic “Whitman” folders that millions of people will remember from their childhood.

The front of the Buffalo Nickel depicts an Indian chief. It is actually a composite portrait of three chiefs: Iron Tail (a Sioux who fought against Custer at Little Bighorn and who was a star in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show), Two Moons (a Cheyenne who also fought at Little Bighorn), and John Big Tree (a Seneca).

The back features a stunning image of a buffalo. The model was Black Diamond from the New York Zoological Gardens. A massive animal, Black Diamond was a great attraction at the zoo – and when he died, an entrepreneur bought him and offered “Black Diamond Steaks” to the public for $2 a pound! The buffalo is North America’s largest land animal, reaching weights of up to 2,800 pounds.

Coin designer James Earle Fraser was a renowned sculptor who had studied with Augustus Saint-Gaudens, the designer of the legendary $20 Saint-Gaudens gold coin. Fraser was especially known for his dramatic images of the American west.

The Album comes with 13 different Buffalo Nickels to get you started with the collection. Each coin has a different date and/or Mint mark. Most Buffalo Nickels were worn or damaged in circulation or were destroyed by the U.S. Government when the Jefferson Nickel was introduced in 1938, but each one of these 13 coins is hand-selected for exceptional collector quality.