From the Golden State Mint comes this gorgeous 1 oz Silver Round. This round features one of the most popular designs in the coin world-the Buffalo Nickel. This image graced the United States Nickel from 1913-1938 and has come to be a favorite among collectors all over the world.
- Made of 1 troy ounce of .999 fine silver
- Inspired by James Earle Fraser’s iconic design
- Obverse side of the coin has image of Native American
- Reverse side has the image of an American Bison
On the obverse side of the coin is a stoic Native American looking to the right. The Golden State mint captures 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 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. At the top 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 ideals is what led to many battles between the early settlers and Native Americans. Below the image of the buffalo is ‘ONE TROY OUNCE’ and at the top of the round is ‘.999 SILVER’.
Buying silver is a great way to diversify your portfolio and hedge against inflation. It can also be a great way to prepare for a disaster where precious metals may become the preferred currency. Many investors enjoy the lower entry price versus gold. The fact that silver is used in manufacturing means that it has value in the world of the industry as well as investing which is always a good thing. Investors buy silver in coins with high silver content like the ‘junk coins’ which contain 90%, bullion coins or bars.
The GSM Buffalo 1 oz Silver Round is an excellent way to buy some silver and pay homage to one of the greatest designs in the history of coins. This is your opportunity to have the Buffalo Nickel design in your collection. Get yours today.