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The 1919 Buffalo nickel is made of nickel and copper, although it is classified as a silver coin. The obverse side of this US Buffalo nickel features a Native American wearing a headdress, and the background on the obverse side is smooth with no texture showing. Wording on the obverse side of this 1919 five-cent piece includes the year 1919 and the word "Liberty." In addition, the reverse side of this US Buffalo nickel depicts a bison standing on a line. The line was once a mound but was changed in 1913. Wording on the back of this silver coin consists of "five cents," "E Pluribus Unum," and "United States of America." Furthermore, this 1919 five-cent piece was produced at all three of the US Mint locations, which include Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Denver. This US Buffalo nickel measures 21.2 mm (0.83 inches) in diameter and weighs 5 g (0.18 oz).

GeoUnited States
Sub GeoNot Available
Coinage TypeCirculation Coinage
Denomination5 Cents
Catalog NumberKM# 134

Coin NameBuffalo Nickel
Mint NameU.S. Mint
Reverse DescriptionAmerican Bison standing on a line
General NoteIn 1913 the reverse design was modified so the ground under the buffalo was represented as a line rather than a mound. On the 1937D 3-legged variety, the buffalo's right front leg is missing, the result of a damaged die.
Diameter (mm.)21.2
Weight (g.)5

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Created: 07/02/12

What a fantastic product! Very special.

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

I brought this coin because i have always had an interest in Native American Indians and of course the Buffalo has been used many ways.The sinue is used to make Dreamcatchers which i used to make.
This coin being 1919 means alot to me,as this is the year my Mum was born and i thought that this is a special way of remberance and yes i will be purchasing more in the future.
Why pick a coin and not something else, a coin doesn't break down and destroy, this can be handed down to the family from generation to generation.

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Created: 01/05/13

James Earle Fraser, a well-known sculptor, designed the "Buffalo" nickel.

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

James Earle Fraser was the designer of the famed "Buffalo" or Indian Head nickel. He worked for four years with Augustus St. Gaudens, the designer of the famous St. Gaudens double gold eagle, though St. Gaudens had nothing to do with the nickel design. Fraser also designed the Navy Cross as well as other well known bas-relief sculptures. The image of the Indian on the obverse is actually a composite of several Native Americans, I believe the number was three or four. The design was given new life in a commemorative silver dollar in 2001, as well as the one ounce gold bullion coin still in production at the U.S. Mint. It has become an iconic coin and very controversial, often criticized as well as applauded. The size of the devices (images) set it apart from all other U.S. coins, nearly flooding off the perimeter of the coin. I think it is one of the most beautiful and unusual coins ever designed, and certainly one of my favorites. It is highly collectible and cherished by many.

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Created: 02/05/12

In love with the buffalo (Indian head) nickel!!!!

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

I bought this product because it is "uniquely" American; it's also a little difficult to find in this year and grade!! So, the price was right and I bought it.
This nickel was minted in bas(high) relief and is one of the most popular coins to collect. It was produced from 1913-1938.

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Created: 12/05/12

Good value transaction.

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

It's a coin what kind of experience can you have with a coin? I'm trying to upgrade my collection. Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their (have I reached 100 characters yet?)

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