1 oz Buffalo Silver Round Coin History:
These 1 oz silver rounds feature the American Buffalo. The American Buffalo bullion coin was designed by a once student of Saint Gaudens, James Earle Fraser to showcase the beauty of the Native American West. The obverse side of the silver round American Buffalo features the profile of a Native American man, while the reverse side features the silhouette of an American bison standing in profile, modeled after "Black Diamond," a popular attraction in the New York Zoological Gardens in the early part of the 20th century. The images were originally featured on the popular "Indian Head" or "Buffalo" nickel, minted in the U.S. from 1913 to 1938.
Buffalo silver rounds are now minted by multiple licensed mints, each to the same standards of purity and weight. The only difference will be the physical size. Certain mints produce Buffalo silver rounds that may be larger in diameter or smaller in thickness or width. The images are very similar to the original buffalo and indian design, but are more detailed and sharp than the original Buffalo nickels.
1 oz Silver Round Buffalo Coin Specifications:
- Brilliant Uncirculated
- Minted in United States
- Mint started 2006
- Purity 0.999 fine pure silver
- Silver content 1 troy oz.
- Thickness 2.5 mm
- Diameter 39.04 mm
- Known as the American Buffalo Silver Coin
- Obverse: Features a Native American Indian chieftain right facing the word “Liberty”, with hair in a braid hanging down his neck with feathers on the top of his head. To the bottom right is the year struck.
- Reverse: Shows a left facing adult male American Buffalo with the writing One Troy Ounce above and .999 silver below.