Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

one of a set of two buttons made from nickels
  • Diné (Navajo) peoples
  • one of a set of two buttons made from nickels, 1937–1957
  • Where object was made: United States
  • silver, copper
  • Object Height/Diameter: 0.5 x 2 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3/16 x 13/16 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0452.02
Description

This is one of a set of two "Indian head" nickels, made convex. Copper wire loops are attached to the back to make them buttons. The date on this coin is 1937.