Originally produced by the United States Mint from 1913 to 1938, the Buffalo Head Nickel is considered among the most iconic pieces of United States currency. As a tribute to its memorable design, the acclaimed Sunshine Mint of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho has release the 1 oz Buffalo Silver Round. Each round is struck in 1 troy oz of .999 fine silver and contains the Mint’s official MintMark SI™ to prevent any potential incidents of counterfeiting. All rounds are guaranteed to be delivered in new condition, and are shipped in either protective coins sleeves or original tubes of 20.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 pure silver.
- Minted by Sunshine Mint in Idaho.
- Features the popular Buffalo Nickel design.
The round’s artwork offers an uncanny likeness of the original coin’s design by James Earle Fraser. Serving as the central image of the round’s front side is an impressive rendition of Fraser’s Native American Chief. Just as in the original coin, his is portrayed in profile, wearing the feathers of his Native Tribe in his hair. On his face is an expression of stern resolution, perhaps expressing his determination to protect his people.
Displayed on the back of the round is the wild buffalo, standing poised upon the rugged terrain of the Western Frontier in fully rendered detail from the texture of its coat to the swishing movement of its tail. Appearing above the powerful bovine in an arched formation is the nation’s title. In contrast with the front side, on the reverse side several changes have been made to Fraser’s original design. For instance, the “In God We Trust” motto has been replaced by the words, “E Pluribus Unum.” Another change worth noting is that the round’s weight and purity appear at the bottom of the round instead of its mintage year.
The 1 oz Sunshine Mint Buffalo Silver Round is a charming collectible that is certain to become a treasured heirloom for generations to come. Please be advised that although this round looks like the actual coin, it is not deemed as legal tender and cannot be used as currency. For more details about this round, please call Silver.com at 888-989-7223. Further assistance is also available through the website’s online forms and live chat application.