What is the value of a half 1877 Indian Head penny half Buffalo nickel?
The coin you have described sounds like a novelity coin and has no value other than the materials it is made from.
This coin is commonly called either a buffalo nickel or an Indian head nickel (*). Please see the question "What is the value of a 1927 US nickel?" for more information. (*) But not a "buffalo head nickel" - after all, it shows the whole buffalo! Assuming the coin is circulated and has no mintmark, the 1927 Buffalo nickel is very common, average coins are $1.00-$5.00
A) The buffalo nickel design was not introduced until 1913 B) The buffalo design does not show the head of a buffalo, it shows the entire animal. If you are referring to a 1911 Liberty nickel, its retail value is $3 to $20 depending on condition. If you are referring to a Buffalo nickel (also called an Indian head nickel) you can find a range of values at this site, among others:
To clear things up: > It's not silver; all buffalo nickels were struck in the same alloy of 25% nickel and 75% copper used for modern nickels. > It's also not a "buffalo head nickel"; it's either "Indian head" or "buffalo", but not "buffalo head". Buffalo nickels show the whole animal! Please see the question "What is the value of a 1925 US nickel?" for more information.