If you collect Buffalo nickels and are missing the scarce early issues, don’t miss this chance to get a “Buffalo” from each of the first 7 years of the series – 1913-1919! Your set includes the short-lived 1913 Variety 1 from Philadelphia featuring James Fraser’s original design. It displayed five cents on a raised mound, but concern that the lettering would wear off too easily led to a design change later in 1913... making this first-year coin a one-year-only type!
When first issued, these coins were workhorses – two would buy a loaf of bread, and a few would pay your way into the movies – so most Buffalo nickels simply wore out from heavy use or were lost in circulation. Now, over 95 years later, it’s not often that we’re able to offer these scarcer Buffalos from the teens in our catalogs. But now you can fill those holes in your collection with all 7 consecutively-dated issues from the first decade of the series and SAVE off individual prices.
- Year: Mixed Years
- Product Type: Sets
- Material: Copper-Nickel