Silver rounds are excellent choices for investors who are interested in expanding their silver collection without the excessive premiums associated with silver coins. Perhaps more importantly to come consumers, silver rounds often also offer a greater variety in designs. It’s not uncommon to see private mints come forward with annual “holiday rounds,” which often make incredible gifts or personal investments. The Buffalo 1/10 Oz Silver Round is an excellent demonstration of the benefits of silver rounds. As the name suggests, this piece depicts the noble Buffalo, as well as a Native American chief.
This silver round actually invokes a popular set of images in American culture. The Buffalo nickel is minted by the United States Mint and features the same set of images. This coin was only distributed by the mint for around 25 years, starting in 1913 and concluding in 1938. This doesn’t exactly provide collectors with every opportunity possible to collect this unique set of two iconic American symbols. Luckily, the private Highland Mint has evidently secured the rights to these two popular designs, pivoting them into a new series of silver rounds with exceptional purity and beautiful appearance.
- Privately minted.
- .999 pure silver, .10 Troy Ounces.
- Minted right in the USA.
- Obverse Depiction: the famous Native American Head modeled after Big Tree, Iron Tail, and Two Moons.
- Reverse Depiction: An American Buffalo stands proudly.
The obverse depiction of the Buffalo 1/10 Oz Silver Round has been the subject of American interest for many decades. There is no debating that the Buffalo Nickel was considered one of the most popular American coins in its denominational category. It remains extremely popular; Americans can’t seem to get enough of the original design for this coin. The obverse image is a design of what some see as a ‘stereotypical’ Native American man. While some people assume that the picture is derived from a single person. In reality, it was created when artist James Earle Fraser combined inspiration from three Native American chiefs: Iron Tail, Big Tree, and Two Moons.
The reverse of this piece is where it gets its name. The American buffalo was hunted nearly to extinction in the first couple centuries of the United States of America. The weight of the round (.10 Troy Ounce), the purity (.999), and the material (silver) are also included on this piece. The mint making this piece is the Highland Mint, which is signified by a “HM” on the reverse side. The limited size of this piece is certainly an advantage. Some collectors exclusively like to deal with fractional denominations, as these coins provide greater financial liquidity in case investors need to sell their pieces.
The Buffalo 1/10 Oz Silver Round almost seems like it’s a blast from the past. Investors who are fans of American history can surely appreciate the attention to detail on this round, which harkens back to the classic Buffalo Nickel by the U.S. Mint.