United States, Five Cents, Pattern, 1913

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]
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U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
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nickel (overall metal)
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struck (overall production method)
overall: .2 cm x 2.15 cm; 3/32 in x 27/32 in
place of issue
United States
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Coins, Currency and Medals
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Political History: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Glossary of Coins and Currency Terms
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