THE OBVERSE PORTRAYS A PROFILE REPRESENTATION OF A NATIVE AMERICAN - THE REVERSE PORTRAYS A REPRESENTATION OF AN AMERICAN BUFFALO. ITEM # MNS - STOCK - LMG. Is a bit of historic information regarding the early 1900 nickel designer - Mr James Earle Fraser - and the letter (F) Located on the Obverse under the year 2008. James Earle Fraser (November 4, 1876 - October 11, 1953) was an American sculptor during the first half of the 20th century.His work is integral to many of Washington, D. S most iconic structures - - - Have you noticed the little (F) under the date on Buffalo Nickels, Buffalo Silver and Buffalo Gold Coins. The (F) is not a mint mark, It's the surname initial of Mr James Earle Fraser, he designed the Buffalo Nickel. The incused (F) initial appears on all Buffalo Nickels and is quite prominent, often most especially on worn specimens that have acquired some surface darkening through the accumulation of perspiration, dirt, debris, and other environmental influence. On dateless Buffalo Nickels, the (F) may be the only visible alphanumeric character on the lower-left region of the obverse. The United States Mint certifies these coins as genuine United States American Buffalo Coins, struck in accordance with legislation passed by Congress. These coins were produced by the Department of the Treasury, United States Mint in commemoration of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian established by an act of Congress in 1989, in Public Law 101-185. These coins are legal tender of the United States.
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