Question by  ash (27)

What is an Indian head nickle?

I saw an advertisement selling Indian head nickles.


Answer by  pezhead420 (182)

The Indian Head nickel was minted in the United States from 1913 to 1938. The front side shows an indian's head and the back side shows a buffalo. It was designed by sculptor James Earle Fraser.


Answer by  Rhianne (81)

An Indian Head Nickel, also known as a Buffalo Nickel, was first minted in 1883. One side, as the name suggests, has a buffalo while the other side has the face of an Indian (Native American). Most of these were pulled from circulation in the 1950s-60s. Currently, only 1 in every 25,000 nickels is a buffalo nickel.


Answer by  johndadof3 (43)

Indian head nickels are actually referred to as buffalo nickels. They were minted from 1913 to 1938. The value of the coins depends on their condition and the rarity of the coin. There are a lot of resources on the Internet about how to grade a coin and determine their value.


Answer by  ZGill844 (37)

It is a nickel that was produced between 1913 and 1938. It features a Native American bust on the front side of the coin, and a standing buffalo on the reverse. The coin is more commonly known as a "Buffalo Nickel" or "Bison Nickel". It is a very common nickel among amateur and professional collectors.


Answer by  elden (116)

Indian head nickels (also called buffalo nickels) were minted in the early 1900s (between the V nickels and the Jeffersons of today) and have the bust of an indian on the front and a buffalo on the back. They are very collectible.


Answer by  getoutdoors1 (40)

The true name for this item would be a Buffalo nickel. The obverse, or "heads" side of the coin features a profile of a Native American man.

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