Tuesday December 10, 2013
In 1913 the buffalo nickel (Indian head nickel), designed by James Earle Fraser (student of Augustus Saint-Gaudens), was put into circulation. The design for the coin had an Indian's bust on the obverse, or heads side. It is believed to have been a portrait of three different Native Americans put together into one portrait. On the reverse, or tails side, there is a portrait of a buffalo, who is supposedly Black Diamond from the Central Park Zoo.
Wednesday June 26, 2013
"Summer Seminar is my favorite time of the year. It is the only time I can come and see my friends who have the same hobby as I do."
Thursday May 30, 2013
Announcement caps successful celebration of the Buffalo Nickel
Friday March 15, 2013
Why is the name Black Diamond historically significant? Find out why the buffalo named Black Diamond gained national attention in the early 1900s.
Thursday February 7, 2013
The Native American face on the Buffalo nickel is said to be a composite of three Native Americans chiefs. However, there is debate to who the design is truly modeled after. Read more about the three Native American chiefs that Fraser may have modeled his work after.