August Steiner Men's Antiqued Rose Tone Buffalo Nickel Coin Watch. Features A Buffalo Nickel On The Dial, Stainless Steel Case Backing, Japanese Movement, Sweeping Second Hand, Mineral Crystal Face, Push/Pull Crown, Water Resistant Up To 1atm, Brown Leather Strap With Adjustable Buckle Closure. Case Measures Approximately 41mm X 40mm X 10mm And The Bracelet Measures Approximately 22 X 9mm. Comes With A One Year Limited Warranty.
August Steiner men's antiqued rose tone Buffalo Nickel coin watch. Features a Buffalo Nickel on the dial, stainless steel case backing, Japanese movement, sweeping second hand, mineral crystal face, push/pull crown, water resistant up to 1atm, brown leather strap with adjustable buckle closure. Case measures approximately 41mm x 40mm x 10mm and the bracelet measures approximately 22 x 9mm. Comes with a one year limited warranty. || In May 1911 Franklin MacVeagh chose James Earle Fraser to design the new nickel. On March 4, 1913, coins from the first bag to be released into circulation were given to President William Howard Taft and a group of 33 Indian chiefs during the groundbreaking for the National Memorial to the North American Indian located in Fort Wadsworth, New York. The Buffalo nickel features an Indian head profile on the front, and the image of a buffalo on the back of the coin. Instead of drawing from memory, Fraser used an assemblage of three chiefs, Iron Tail, Two Moons and Chief John Big Tree, who had previously posed for him. Similarly, a bison from Central Park Zoo was the model for the reverse. At the time, the words "In God We Trust" were not a requirement of nickels or pennies, and therefore are not seen on the buffalo nickel. By the time the 1938 Jefferson nickel was released, however, all coins were by then required to bear the inscription. Although it is commonly known as the Buffalo nickel, the coin is actually named the Indian Head nickel but this name is rarely used by coin collectors. A second interesting misconception about the coin is that the beast on the back of the coin is not a buffalo at all, but a North American bison. It is believed that early European explorers found these new creatures to look similar to the buffalos of Africa and Asia and named them as such. Even though the two, buffalo and bison, are not the same, the terms are often used interchangeably as seen with the name Buffalo nickel even though the image on the coin is that of a bison. The nickels were minted from 1913 through 1938 out of Philadelphia (no mark), San Francisco (S), and Denver (D), with the mint mark shown below the denomination "five cents" on the back. Fraser set his initial, "F," just under the date on the face of the coin.
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