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Who was the Native American model for the buffalo nickel? That's a matter of debate

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.
Written by Brandon Ortega at 00:00

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The entangled connection between buffalo nickels and hobo nickels

National Coin Week is a few months away, April 22-27. Nevertheless, it is never too early to learn more about the buffalo nickel, which is this year's National Coin Week theme. Hobo nickels typically are designed from buffalo nickels, so their history goes is intertwined. Yet, the hobo nickel has its own distinctive history.
Written by Brandon Ortega at 00:00

A totally American coin: the Buffalo Nickel

Learn more about the Buffalo Nickel that was designed from 1913-1938. Find out why it was created, the reasoning behind the design, and why it was removed from circulation so quickly.
Written by Brandon Ortega at 00:00

'In God We Trust' — A little history in everyday pocket change

Nearly everyone has some type of pocket change coins either in their pockets, homes, or vehicles. However, most people do not take the time to actually look at those coins. This article looks at the history behind the historic and famous phrase, "In God We Trust."
Written by Brandon Ortega at 06:00

Weekly Money Museum Item: The second-to-last Canadian penny

Explore the Money Museum weekly. This week learn more about the second to Last Canadian Penny and find out what makes this coin so interesting to Money Museum visitors.
Written by Brandon Ortega at 00:00

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