The Buffalo Silver Round from the Golden State Mint revives one of America’s greatest coin designs on an easy to find silver round. The Buffalo Nickel was in circulation from 1913 to 1938 and the design currently appears on the Gold American Buffalo bullion coin from the United States Mint. The scarcity and cost of these coins put them out of reach for many, but Golden State Mint helps you add the Buffalo Nickel design to your collection. Today, ¼ oz GSM Silver Buffalo Rounds are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you within protective flips or tubes of 20 rounds!
- One of the three fractional silver rounds with the Buffalo design from GSM!
- Consists of One-Quarter Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- A Native American leader is featured on the round’s obverse.
- The American bison known as Black Diamond is found on the round’s reverse.
- Images created in 1913 by James Earle Fraser.
Fraser’s design for the Buffalo Nickel was the culmination of four years of work at the United States Mint to work on replacing the Liberty Head nickel. With the latter in circulation for 25 years by 1909, it was permissible under US law to begin considering new designs and US Mint Chief Engraver Charles E. Barber got to work.
However, the Barber coinage for dimes, quarters, and half-dollars from 1892 was already viewed as outdated by President Theodore Roosevelt and a push began to create a new nickel design. Fraser’s design for the Buffalo Nickel finally won approval by January 1913 and would go into production later in the year.
Today, the ¼ oz GSM Silver Buffalo Round is one of the easiest ways to find this iconic design in an affordable format. Original Buffalo Nickels aren’t easy to find and the Gold American Buffalo bullion coin has .9999 pure gold and is expensive. The ¼ oz GSM Silver Buffalo Round offers the same beautiful design in .999 fine silver and is regularly struck by the Golden State Mint for those buying silver.
On the obverse of the GSM Silver Buffalo Round is the design of the Native American found on Fraser’s Buffalo Nickel. This right-profile portrait of the indigenous tribal member is accompanied by an engraving of “Liberty.”
The reverse of the ¼ oz GSM Silver Buffalo Round includes the image of Black Diamond. The creature is an American bison and the inspiration for the design came from an animal living in the Central Park Zoo in New York City.
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