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
Object Name
coin
Date made
1913
maker
U.S. Mint, Philadelphia
Physical Description
nickel (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Measurements
overall: .2 cm x 2.15 cm; 3/32 in x 27/32 in
place of issue
United States
ID Number
1985.0551.0752
catalog number
1985.0551.0752
accession number
1985.0551
subject
Coins, Currency and Medals
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Political History: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Publication title
Glossary of Coins and Currency Terms
Publication URL
http://americanhistory.si.edu/coins/glossary.cfm
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