Coin Specifications

Region: US  
Denomination: 5C  
Diameter: 21.21 (mm)  

Coin Metal Composition:

Copper [75%] 3.75 (g)
Nickel [25%] 1.25 (g)
Total Mass: 5 (g)

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Coin Type

Buffalo Nickel

US 1934 Nickel Coin Description

US 1934  Buffalo Nickel ( 5C ) - Obverse
US 1934  Buffalo Nickel ( 5C ) - Reverse

Coin Mass: 5 GRAMS    [View Coin Metal Melt Value]
Diameter: 21.21 (mm)
Mint Year: 1934
Mint Mark:
Coin Name: Buffalo Nickel
Coin Rating:
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Obscure Finds Coin Collection (OFCC) has reviewed this item ( OFCC Coin ID:46.347 US 1934 5C ) and has given the item a grade of UNGRADED with serial number of: | OFCC:46.347
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OFCC Serial: 46.347
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Years Minted: 1913-1938
Mint Marks: NONE (P), D, S
Denomination: 5C
Obverse Design: Right profile of an American Indian
Obverse Designer: James Earle Fraser
Reverse Design: An American bison
Reverse Designer: James Earle Fraser
The Buffalo nickel or Indian Head nickel was a copper-nickel five-cent piece struck by the United States Mint from 1913 to 1938. It was designed by sculptor James Earle Fraser.

As part of a drive to beautify the coinage, five denominations of US coins had received new designs between 1907 and 1909. In 1911, Taft administration officials decided to replace Charles E. Barber's Liberty Head design for the nickel, and commissioned Fraser to do the work. They were impressed by Fraser's designs showing a Native American and an American bison. The designs were approved in 1912, but were delayed several months because of objections from the Hobbs Manufacturing Company, which made mechanisms to detect slugs in nickel-operated machines. The company was not satisfied by changes made in the coin by Fraser, and in February 1913, Treasury Secretary Franklin MacVeagh decided to issue the coins despite the objections.

Despite attempts by the Mint to adjust the design, the coins proved to strike indistinctly, and to be subject to wear—the dates were easily worn away in circulation. In 1938, after the minimum 25-year period during which the design could not be replaced without congressional authorization had expired, it was replaced by the Jefferson nickel designed by Felix Schlag.

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