In 1913, James Earle Fraser completed a redesign of the US nickel for the United States Mint. Approved by the Taft Administration, the design was among the first to feature indigenous figures on major circulation pieces and has gone down as one of the most beloved coin designs of the 20th century. You can still find this design in broad circulation today on both bullion coins from the US Mint and other bullion specimens from private mints across the country. Today, 1 oz SilverTowne Buffalo Silver Bars are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you in sealed plastic sleeves, sealed plastic sheets of 20, or boxes of 500!
- Duplicates the coveted designs from the Buffalo Nickel!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- The obverse field offers a depiction of an indigenous tribal figure.
- On the reverse is the powerful American bison.
- Comes in brand-new condition!
- Privately produced at SilverTowne Mint!
Fraser’s design of the Buffalo Nickel came at a time when the US Mint was redesigning all of its major circulation coins. By 1913, the gold coins of the Eagle denomination had all be redesigned in the 1910s, as well as the US penny. In the years to come after 1913, the US dime, quarter, and half-dollar would be redesigned. The Buffalo Nickel’s redesign proved to be the most unique among these as it was the only one of the circulation coins not to feature Liberty or a former president on the obverse and the American eagle on the reverse.
All of these 1 oz SilverTowne Buffalo Silver Bars have a beautiful, smooth finish and arrive brand-new from the mint. The bars will be packaged individually inside of sealed sleeves. Multiples will arrive in either sheets of 20 bars or boxes of 500 bars. The box contains 25 sheets of 20 bars each.
The obverse field of the SilverTowne Buffalo Silver Bars includes a right-profile relief of an indigenous figure. Fraser reported later in his life that this figure had been developed by combining the facial features and reliefs of three real-life Native American tribal elders of the early 20th century.
On the reverse side of 1 oz SilverTowne Buffalo Silver Bars, you will find a depiction of the powerful American bison. While Fraser’s original design was a left-profile relief, here the bison is captured in right-profile relief. Fraser used Black Diamond, a resident bison of the Central Park Zoo, as inspiration for his buffalo design on the Buffalo Nickel.
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