From the CNT Mint a design that is all too familiar with collectors. A design that is near and dear to many collectors-the Buffalo Nickel. The Buffalo Nickel was the inspiration for this round. This round is created with razor-sharp detail in 1oz of .9999 bullion quality fine silver.
- Made of 1 troy oz .9999 fine silver
- James Earl Fraser inspired design
- Obverse has a Native American in full headdress
- Reverse side has an American bison commonly referred to as a buffalo
- Reeded edge
- Minted by the CNT Mint
- Diameter: 39mm
The coin commonly known as the buffalo nickel was released in 1913 and quickly became a hit design. James Earl Fraser set out to create a coin that captured the American frontier and the reception it received certainly shows that the people loved it. This design ran until 1938 when the coin was replaced with the Jefferson nickel. The design was replaced due to the fact that it was hard to create coins with it and it didn’t wear very well. Collectors still seek after the Buffalo nickel to add to their collection for the beautiful design and the nostalgia that it brings.
On the obverse side of the round is a stoic Native American looking to the right. This design has done a superb job capturing all the detail of this design from the feathers in his hair and the ties where the braid begins to the lines in his face where we see his lips pulled straight in a look of determination. This is James Earl Fraser’s design which he created after having three different Native Americans sit as models. The resulting image is a combination of all three men. Above the image and to the right is ‘LIBERTY’.
The reverse side has an image of an American bison which is commonly referred to as a buffalo. This buffalo was inspired by a famous buffalo at the Bronx Zoo, “Black Diamond”. In the image, we can see the animal with its head lowered. The majesty of the beast is detailed from its massive size and horns that suggest danger to its beautiful curly hair around its head. The buffalo is a symbol of the old west as it was an important part of the Native Americans’ source of food and clothing but was seen as an impedance to the western expansion. This difference in ideas is what led to many battles between the early settlers and Native Americans. Above the image of the buffalo is ‘ONE TROY OUNCE’ and below is ‘.9999 FINE SILVER’.
Buy one of these rounds if you want to add some silver to your collection and get a beautiful tribute to a legendary design.