Buffalo-Head Nickel
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Buffalo-Head Nickel

Price: $3.00
Price: $0.80

3/4 copper, 1/4 nickel

Product ID : 2252
Shipping Weight: 0.02 lbs
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Were you ever surprised by a buffalo-head nickel in a handful of change? Do you wish they were still in production because they're so much more interesting than what you'll find in your pocket today? The buffalo-head nickel was only in production from 1913-1938; it's also called the Indian-head nickel because there's a Native American depicted on the other side. Turning the original coins into buttons creates an item perfect for embellishing Western wear, home decor projects (we stayed at a National Park where the comforter cover was buttoned with these), and just about anything that needs a bit of added interest. You'll be surprised at all the people who do a double-take and start reminiscing about their own experiences with this classic coin.

Consider washing these buttons in mild detergent. As always, washing any items with buttons inside-out can minimize wear and tear on the buttons.

(Almost entirely unrelated to these buttons, but are you familiar with the Hobo Nickels? I had never heard of them, but they're absolutely fascinating!)

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Were you ever surprised by a buffalo-head nickel in a handful of change? Do you wish they were still in production because they're so much more interesting than what you'll find in your pocket today? The buffalo-head nickel was only in production from 1913-1938; it's also called the Indian-head nickel because there's a Native American depicted on the other side. Turning the original coins into buttons creates an item perfect for embellishing Western wear, home decor projects (we stayed at a National Park where the comforter cover was buttoned with these), and just about anything that needs a bit of added interest. You'll be surprised at all the people who do a double-take and start reminiscing about their own experiences with this classic coin.

Consider washing these buttons in mild detergent. As always, washing any items with buttons inside-out can minimize wear and tear on the buttons.

(Almost entirely unrelated to these buttons, but are you familiar with the Hobo Nickels? I had never heard of them, but they're absolutely fascinating!)

3/4 copper, 1/4 nickel