Buffalo, New York certainly has a lot of nicknames: the Queen City, the City of Good Neighbors and the Nickel City are the most common across the United States, but why?

Why is Buffalo even called the Nickle City?

We'll help you out. Ready for the craziest explanation ever? (sense our sarcasm). The Nickel City due to the image of a bison on the back of the Indian Head nickel. That's all.

The Buffalo nickel or otherwise known as the Indian Head nickel was a copper-nickel five-cent coin by the United States Mint from 1913 to 1938.

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Collectors love finding these and some years, to them, are worth money, but there is no real higher value for these coins--just your good ol' five cents!

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