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"James E. Fraser designed this coin, commonly known as the Buffalo Nickel. His initial "F" appears just below the date. The head does not represent any particular Native American, but is a composite of three defferent models. Although commonly referred to as Buffalo nickels, the animal on the reverse is actually a bison, likely modeled after "Black Diamond" in the New York Zoological Gardens. In its orginal form, the bison stands on a raised mound, into which the denomination was set. However, it was quickly noticed that the bulge was creating excessive wear on the wording. Consequently, the design was changed during the year, setting the words FIVE CENTS in recess." - Whitman Publishing
Composition: 75% copper, 25% nickel Weight: 5 grams Diameter: 21.2 mm Edge: Plain