Research the worth of an American Buffalo gold coin by going to the coins section of the Fun Times Guide or by visiting the U.S. Mint website (usmint.gov). If you are researching the value of an American Buffalo nickel coin, look at the Coin Study website.
The U.S. Mint believes that the Native American figure depicted on the Buffalo Indian Head nickel is a composite image of Chief Iron Tail of the Lakota Sioux, Chief Two Moons of the Cheyenne and another unnamed American Indian. The coins were designed by James Earle Fraser.
There are actually three different species with the common name buffalo. All three are large, dark brown or black horned mammals in the clade Bovidae, but they are not closely related.
Buffalo mostly eat different types of grass. They are herbivores, which means that they only consume plant products and never eat other animals. Typically, buffalo feed at night to keep their core temperature up throughout cold nights.
There are three distinct species of buffalo, the cape buffalo, the water buffalo and the American buffalo. These species are found in different areas. Cape buffalo live throughout the African continent, water buffalo are found across small areas in Asia and American buffalo roam the American plains.
Wild American buffalo, known as bison, are ecologically extinct throughout much of their native habitat. The few remaining populations are found in western North America in national parks and in smaller wildlife areas.
The value of an Indian Head Penny depends on its condition and year, with a good quality 1901 coin valued at $1, and an uncirculated coin valued at $28 as of 2014. A good condition Indian Head penny from 1879 is worth $6, while an uncirculated version is $104.
The majority of the sounds that buffalo make are those that resemble grunts and mumbles. A mother buffalo will make a gargling sound when she calls her calves to her to warn of nearby danger, and buffalo that are scared or angry will make a loud and explosive grunt-like sound.
The value of a U.S. 1937 Indian buffalo nickel ranges between $1.75 to $45. There is a very rare error in this coin in which the buffalo has only three legs. This error is worth upwards of $5,000.
The American bison, often referred to by Americans as buffalo, migrated to North America about 200,000 years ago and still exists today as an endangered species. The water buffalo, native to Asia, and the Cape buffalo, native to Africa, have existed in their respective continents for hundreds of tho