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1913 Type One 5C, MS CAC PCGS Secure Buffalo Nickel PCGS

[1913 Type One 5C, MS CAC PCGS Secure Buffalo Nickel PCGS: Front Picture]
[1913 Type One 5C, MS CAC PCGS Secure Buffalo Nickel PCGS: Back Picture]
Coin Info
Coin Denom:02210 Nickels
Coin Country:United States
Coin Composition:
Coin Grade:67
Coin Graded By:PCGS
Coin Date: 1913
Coin ID95254
Price: $936.00
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HISTORY:

As part of a drive to increase the beauty of American coinage, the Buffalo nickel was introduced in 1913; the Buffalo (more properly, the Indian) nickel by James E. Fraser, a well-known sculptor. The obverse portrait was modeled from life by studying three Indian models, while the reverse was styled from a bison, popularly called a buffalo,at the Bronx Zoo.

The obverse depicts the head of an Indian facing right, with LIBERTY in small letters at the upper right edge, and the date at the lower left. The reverse shows a bison standing on a raised mound, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and E PLURIBUS UNUM above, and FIVE CENTS on a mound below.

Buffalo Five Cents 1913-1938:

Designer: James Earle Fraser
Composition: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Weight: 5.00 g
Diameter: 21.20 mm
Edge: Plain

Two different design variations

Type 1, "FIVE CENTS" On Raised Ground (1913)
Type 2, "FIVE CENTS" In Recess (1913-1938)

Item ID: 11609
Unit ID: 95254

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