5 Cents "Buffalo Nickel" raised ground

Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1913
Value 5 Cents = 1/2 Dime = 1 Nickel (0.05 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 5 g
Diameter 21.2 mm
Thickness 1.95 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 4728
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 133
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

Composite profile of Iron Tail, an Oglala Sioux chief, Two Moons, a Cheyenne chief, and Big Tree, a Kiowa chief.

Lettering:
LIBERTY
1913
F

Engraver: James Earle Fraser

James Earle Fraser was an American sculptor during the first half of the 20th century. His work is integral to many of Washington, D.C.'s most iconic structures.

Reverse

According to the legend, the buffalo used as a model for this coin was "Black Diamond" (1893-1915), a famous buffalo at the Central Park zoo in New York City
NOTE: If there is a mintmark, it is below "E C" of "FIVE CENTS"

Lettering:
UNITED·STATES·OF·AMERICA
E PLURIBUS UNUM
FIVE CENTS

Translation:
United States of America
Out of Many, One
Five Cents

Engraver: James Earle Fraser

James Earle Fraser was an American sculptor during the first half of the 20th century. His work is integral to many of Washington, D.C.'s most iconic structures.

Edge

Smooth

Mints

United States Mint, Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)
D United States Mint, Denver, United States (1906-date)
S United States Mint, San Francisco, United States (1854-date)

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1913  30 992 000 $ 5.65 $ 9.31 $ 5.96 $ 11 $ 18 $ 21 $ 77 88%
1913  1 520 1.3% Proof
1913 D 5 337 000 $ 4.22 $ 11 $ 11 $ 60 20%
1913 S 2 105 000 $ 0.18 $ 51 $ 75 14%

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