5 Cents, United States, 1913

5 Cents, United States, 1913

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 5 cent coin
United States, 1913
Obverse Image: Right-facing profile of a Native American man.
Obverse Text: LIBERTY / 1913
Reverse Image: American bison.
Reverse Text: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / E PLURIBUS UNUM / FIVE CENTS
Description
This 5 cents coin is known as an Indian Head or Buffalo coin. It was struck by the United States Mint from 1913 to 1938 and designed by James Earle Fraser. The coin showcases the native beauty of the American West and is considered to be a good luck charm by some.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
date made
1913
mint
United States Mint
designer
Fraser, James Earle
place made
United States
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 cm x 2.125 cm; 3/32 in x 27/32 in
ID Number
NU.245208.0005
accession number
245208
catalog number
NU68752
Credit Line
K. L. Kelly
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