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Why order this Buffalo 1914-D Nickel?
When he was charged with designing the new nickel, James Earle Fraser aimed to design a coin that would immediately be recognizable as American anywhere in the world. He was wildly successful in that endeavor with his iconic designs. This piece comes from just the second issue in the series and was struck at the Denver Mint, the closest one to which the famous buffalo roam.
Historic Native American Design by James Earle Fraser
Both faces of this coin were designed by James Earle Fraser. Obverse: On the obverse is a composite portrait of an elderly Native American man. He has distinct facial features, and feathers are tied up at the back of his head. The date, "1914," is inscribed on his shoulder, and "LIBERTY" is inscribed along the rim in front of his face.
Reverse: The reverse features a left-side profile of an American bison. The massive creature is native to the American plains. "E PLURIBUS UNUM" is inscribed above its back, and "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" is inscribed along the rim at the top. The coin's face value, "FIVE CENTS," is noted at the bottom.
Beautifully Preserved MS64
The experts at Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) graded this coin Mint State 64. That means that the coin shows no traces of wear and has an average or better strike.
Add this 1914-D Buffalo Nickel to your collection today.
This 1914-D Buffalo Nickel PCGS MS64 is proudly minted by the U.S. Mint. The United States Mint was founded in 1792 and manufactures circulating, collectible, and bullion coinage.
|Year of Issue:||1914|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|Reverse Design:||American Indian portrait|
The five-cent coin was created in 1866 to meet the growing need for circulating coinage in the aftermath of widespread hoarding of silver and gold coins during the Civil War. Keep reading to learn more about the history of the nickel!