4pc. "Indian Head Nickel" Mahogany Box Corners - featuring real U. S. Coins
This is a set of 4 surface-mount box/panel corners, custom laser-engraved and cut from 1/8" solid genuine mahogany hardwood panels. Into each one is set a genuine U. S. "Indian Head" Nickel (also known as a Buffalo Nickel) five-cent coin, a classic piece of vintage US coinage that was minted from 1913 to 1938.
These nickels were one of the workhorses American commerce, particularly for poorer folks, and saw the U. S. through World War I, the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, and the Roosevelt New Deal years. These are real, circulated coins that show their age and the wear of being passed through uncounted thousands of hands over the decades. They are living pieces of American History, and now they have a new life as a beautiful, decorative feature on your next special cigar box guitar or other woodworking project.
Dates on these coins have been worn smooth due to the many years they spent in circulation, being passed from hand to hand. We present them in these pieces for their decorative value, not for their numismatic/collectible value.
Please note: We do not overly polish or buff the coins that we mount into these pieces, prefering to leave them in their natural state of coloration and patina from years of circulation. If you prefer a shinier finish, you can always use some extra-fine steel wool to buff them up a bit.