United States, Five Cents, Pattern, 1913

Description
United States Mint, Philadelphia. Obverse: Head of Native American Indian facing right, date on shoulder. Reverse: Buffalo standing on mound, facing left. This pattern displays the finished designs on the new, circulating "buffalo" nickel. Seventeen of these patterns were struck in January 1913. The Smithsonian Institution has two. Six were melted, and the other nine are in private hands. [reference no. Judd 1789]
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1913
maker
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
place of issue
United States
Physical Description
nickel (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Measurements
overall: 2 mm x 21.2 mm; 3/32 in x 27/32 in
ID Number
1985.0551.0752
catalog number
1985.0551.0752
accession number
1985.0551
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Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
Coins, Currency and Medals
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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