Buffalo Nickel Lapel Pin
- Hand-crafted in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
- Vintage Buffalo nickel
- Nickel backing and post
- Gift boxed
This simple - but elegant - lapel pin is made from the outline of a bison that has been intricately hand-cut from an antique five-cent coin and attached to a nickel backing and post. It is a lovely piece of truly American design and workmanship, and would make a wonderful gift or a special keepsake for yourself!
The Buffalo nickel or Indian Head nickel is a five-cent piece that was struck by the United States Mint from 1913 to 1938. The obverse of the coin shows an American Indian, while the reverse displays an American bison. Among the billions of historical records housed at the National Archives throughout the country, researchers can find information relating to American Indians from as early as 1774 through the mid-1990s. The National Archives preserves and makes available the documents created by federal agencies in the course of their daily business.