Only 21,620,000 1924 Buffalo Nickels were minted. This number is a lot less than the 35,715,000 and 35,565,100 Nickels minted at Philadelphia in 1923 and 1925. James Earle Fraser, the designer of the Indian Head Nickel, is regarded as one of the best mint designers of all time. The design of this coin was received so well by the public that it was used again on the 2001 Silver Buffalo and the American Gold Buffalo Coin.
The collecting opportunities in this series are endless. There are countless varieties of this coin, making putting together a complete set quite difficult. Some of the earlier dates also get quite pricey, as very few were minted. Some collectors buy Buffalo Nickel rolls, which contain 40 coins, while others look for individual dates. There is no right or wrong way to collect these coins, but the possibilities are endless.
The design of this coin may be one of its most interest attributes. The reverse features the iconic Bison standing on a mound, while the front shows a Native American man facing right. Like many other nickels, the rims of the coin are flat rather than reeded.
This 1924 Buffalo Nickel was minted at the Philadelphia Mint. The coin is in circulated condition, but the date is still legible. Many Buffalo Nickels are completely dateless, so pieces like this are sought after by collectors looking to complete a Buffalo Nickel set with certain dates. Even though Buffalo Nickels are abundant, finding nice examples that are not dateless is the hard part.