Buffalo nickel 1/2 rolls from "The Manhattan Company" - Sealed rolls - Old and wonderful
I got a chance to buy just 20 of this old rolled and unopened 1/2 rolls (nickels usually come 40 to a roll - these are 20 to a roll) - buffalo nickels with the "Manhattan Company" stamped on the. These are the same kind of brown coin wrapper as the Chicago Federal Reserve stamped ones offered a bit earlier (and a few of those still left.)
The Manhattan Company was a New York bank and holding company established on September 1, 1799. The company merged with Chase National Bank in 1955 to form the Chase Manhattan Bank. It is the oldest of the predecessor institutions that eventually formed the current JPMorgan Chase & Co.
I have NOT opened any of these as there are only 20. They came from the same collector that sold me the Chicago Federal Reserve rolls .. and they were, indeed, all buffalo nickels and virtually all full or partial dates coins. If they turn out not to be as represented, you get a refund, for sure. If you find some real special treasures ... lucky you!
These had to be rolled and stored away back in the mid 1930's - before the Jefferson Nickel was coined (1938). I'm trying to get the seller to give me the back story on how these got squirreled away for 90 years or more! Stay tuned.
These are little jewels in the buffalo nickel world. Some wear, but most of what we find are the "no dates" ... worn so hard that the date under the "Native Chief" on the front. That image is a composite portrait of Three Indian Chiefs – Iron Tail, the Chief that faced General Custer at the battle of Little Big Horn, Two Moons and John Big Tree.
The Buffalo nickel or Indian Head nickel is a copper-nickel five-cent piece that was struck by the United States Mint from 1913 to 1938.
Who knows what hidden gems might be in these little rolls (with the 20 nickel -$1.00 stamp on them).
The price is "per roll" (remainder in vault safe)