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1937-S Buffalo Nickel BU
Last San Francisco Mint Buffalo Nickel
This 1937 Buffalo Nickel was struck at the San Francisco Mint and is in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition. It's the last ever Buffalo Nickel from the famed 'Granite Lady.'
In 1913, the Liberty Head nickel, which had remained in service since 1883 was replaced by a new design, the so-called Buffalo (more properly, the Indian) nickel. The Buffalo nickel (or Indian Head nickel) first began in 1913 and ended in 1938. It was followed by the Jefferson nickel, which is still our nation's pocket change nickel today.
Shortly after their release, the 1913 Type I Buffalo Nickel was already starting to wear out in circulation because the Buffalo stood on a mound and "Five Cents" rose too high. It was found that the relief of the mound caused the inscription in that area to wear quickly, so the bottom part of the reverse was subsequently redesigned, creating the Type II Buffalo Nickel, the design used all the way to the end of the series.
This classic design symbolizing the American frontier has always been popular with collectors. So popular, in fact, that it was reprised in 2006 on the Gold Buffalo coins from the U.S. Mint. Add this last ever San Francisco Mint Buffalo to your collection now!
|Year of Issue||1937|
|Mint Name||San Francisco - S, U.S. Mint|