One of the nation’s most beloved historic coin designs is the Buffalo Nickel. Created in 1913 by James Earle Fraser, the design has been reproduced on a number of occasions because of the demand for the images and the respect for the design’s place in American coining history. Right now, the 2001-P Buffalo Silver Dollar Coins is available to purchase in perfect condition online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab.
- One-time striking in 2001!
- Consists of 26.73 Grams, or .8593 Troy ounces, of actual silver content.
- Bears a face value of $1 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a grade of PR70 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Deep-cameo finish.
- Obverse features the image of a Native American tribal leader.
- Reverse includes the design of an American buffalo.
In this product listing, you have the chance to purchase a 2001-P Buffalo Silver Dollar Coin in perfect condition according to the PCGS. Coins with a PR70 grade are considered perfect proofs with full, original mint luster and no detracting flaws of any kind. The DCAM designation stands for deep-cameo, and indicates the presence of a strong, frosted relief over a deeply mirrored, clear background field.
James Earle Fraser’s famous Buffalo Nickel design from 1913 has been recreated many times on the obverse and reverse face of American coinage. The 2001 Buffalo Silver Dollars were released for just one year of issue in 2001 by the United States Mint. These commemorative silver coins brought the Buffalo Nickel design from Fraser back to life for the first time since 1938. These stunning commemorative silver coins were so popular, they sold out in just 15 days.
The reverse of all Buffalo Silver Dollar coins includes the image of a buffalo by the name of Black Diamond. The inspiration for Fraser’s design, Black Diamond was a resident of the Central Park Zoo in New York City early in the 20th century.
On the obverse of the 2001-P Buffalo Silver Dollar is the composite image of three Native American chieftains who sat for Fraser in sessions during the early 1900s. It is believed the three chiefs involved were Chief Iron Tail, Chief Big Tree, and Chief Two Moons.
The United States Mint experienced such demand for the Buffalo Silver Dollar that the Buffalo Nickel design again in 2006 to launch the American Gold Buffalo series of bullion and proof coins, the first-ever 24-karat gold coin from the US Mint which remains in production today.
Each 2001 Buffalo Silver Dollar Coins in this product listing come from the United States Mint’s Philadelphia Mint facility, as indicated by the presence of a “P” mint mark on the coin’s reverse side below the face-value engraving of “One Dollar.”
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