Buffalo Run Scorched Gus with Eagle FeatherRegular price $330.00
The Buffalo Run starts with a soft palm hat body that has been flame distressed so it looks like it has already been broken in. There is a wire in the brim that keeps sides in place. The brim is 4" and the crown is 5". The distressed leather hatband has replica Buffalo Nickel Conchos. The back of the band has a deer antler bead for accent. The highlight is the mature Golden Eagle feather combo. This feather is actually a trimmed turkey feather that has been hand painted to resemble an eagle feather. Stampede strings are attached to hat which makes it a great hat for riding or on those windy days.
Introduced in 1913, the Buffalo Nickel was an early hit with collectors and a major circulation workhorse through 1938 when the series ended.
Although aficionados prefer the name Buffalo Nickel, the official name of the coin is the Five Cent Indian Head.
The popularity of the Buffalo nickel is rooted primarily in its design by James Earle Fraser with a right-facing profile of an Indian chief in a headdress on the obverse, and an American bison or buffalo on the reverse.
The Indian on the coin is a composite image of (at least) three different Native American chiefs, while the bison was based on Black Diamond, who was held in the Central Park Zoo at the time. These motifs also tap into the American romance with the “Wild West” ever since the period of expansion that began in 1803 with the Lewis and Clark expedition that reached the Pacific Northwest by 1805.