American Buffalo silver coin, 1 oz silver minted by the United States Mint.
In 2006, the U.S. Mint decided to issue a bullion of one of the coins that circulated in the U.S. during the turn of the century: between 1913 and 1938, the 5-cent coins had the buffalo and the Native American as their main characters. Nearly a century later, it was taken out of the souvenir drawer to become an investment coin that is also excellent for collectors who want bits of history on every coin.
The Native American design is on the cross. It is a redesign of James Earle's original adapted to the new era. Here, it appears with a much more detailed line: the braid of the person's hair, the decorative motifs on his head and the face of the character prove it. The background is not completely flat, although it is not very decorative: there are motifs that accentuate the feeling of blurring that is also partially perceived in the Native American.
At the bottom left of the coin is the year of issue. There is also a small initial that indicates the city where the coin was issued (W for Washington, for example) and in the upper right-hand area, the name of the series.
The cross shows the buffalo, which occupies practically all the horizontal space of the coin. This part is full of information about the coin: the country where it was issued is shown at the top, while the face value, the metal and the purity with which it was minted are shown at the bottom. Under the head of the buffalo is the motto 'In god we trust' and on its back 'e pluribus unum' (one among many in Latin).
The design of the buffalo is very rich in detail. The countenance of its face seems quite sad, accentuated by the position of its head facing the ground. This, in turn, enlarges the size of its hump, which is covered with a hair that appears in a darker shade than the rest of the coin. The detail of the hair on her legs is very good.
This American Buffalo is minted with 99.999% pure silver, it has a diameter of 39 millimeters, a thickness of 2.9 millimeters, and a weight of 31.105 grams. Get this prestigious coin at the best possible price! If you are looking for a specific year, contact us and we will help you find it.