The Modern Tribute Collection from the Intaglio Mint offers investors and collectors a different means of getting their hands on some of the most coveted designs from the United States Mint. Among the latest issues is the 2 oz Silver Buffalo Round with its distinctive images from the Buffalo Nickel. The 2 oz Silver Buffalo Round is now yours to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside of protective packaging for singles, a tube for 10 rounds!
- Commemorates the Buffalo Nickel design!
- Consists of Two Troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
- The obverse features the portrait of an indigenous figure.
- On the reverse is a depiction of the American bison.
- Based on James Earle Fraser’s original designs.
James Earle Fraser is a native of Winona, Minnesota who spent his early years living in the Upper Midwest. His father was an engineer with the railroad and Fraser often traveled throughout the region alongside his father on work-related duties. Fraser’s upbringing in this part of the country is reflected in the designs he created for the US nickel.
In 1911, it was decided by President William Howard Taft’s administration to add the US nickel to the list of coins to undergo a redesign. Being replaced on the nickel was the Liberty image from Charles E. Barber, the US Mint Chief Engraver at that time. Many of Barber’s designs appeared on coins including the dime, quarter, and half dollar and were designed in 1892.
On the obverse side of 2 oz Silver Buffalo Rounds is the image of a Native American. Fraser crafted this right-profile portrait based on the facial features of three different tribal leaders alive during the early 20th century. The portrait includes engravings similar to the actual Buffalo Nickels, with “Liberty” along the design rim to the right and a commemorative date mark of “1913” in the lower left along with an “F” for Fraser’s last initial.
The reverse of 2 oz Buffalo Rounds includes the image of an American bison. The bison, also known as a buffalo, was vital to the life and survival of native tribes throughout the Plains. The bison depicted here is based on Black Diamond, a bison that was a resident of the Central Park Zoo in New York City in the early 20th century.
These 2 oz Silver Buffalo Rounds are available to purchase in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The rounds feature protective packaging and are issued by the Intaglio Mint with an “I” mint mark on the reverse face between the weight mark and above the purity and metal content marks.
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