10 oz Silver Bar .999

$319.28

The obverse of the 10 oz SilverTowne Buffalo Bar features the right-profile portrait of a Native American figure. Fraser combined the facial features of various living tribal leaders of the era rather than choosing one individual’s likeness for the coin. On the reverse of these 10 oz SilverTowne Buffalo Silver Bars is the image of Black Diamond. This creature actually existed and lived at the Central Park Zoo in New York City in the early 20th century. Black Diamond is an American bison and served as the inspiration for Fraser’s reverse design on the Buffalo Nickel.

Mint Mark Not Shown
Purity .999
Manufacturer SilverTowne
Condition New
Edge Design Smooth
Series SilverTowne Buffalo Replicas
CoA No
Packaging Type Plastic Wrap
Package Dimensions 3.965×2.237×0.338
Metal Weight 10 Troy Ounces
Shipping Free Shipping on Orders Over $199
Dimensions 91x47x8.5 mm
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Description

Buffalo nickel

The Buffalo nickel or Indian Head nickel design is a from the five-cent piece that was struck by the United States Mint from 1913 to 1938. It was designed by sculptor James Earle Fraser. As part of a drive to beautify the coinage, five denominations of US coins had received new designs between 1907 and 1909.  The Buffalo Nickel is one of the most impressive and coveted coin designs from American history. The image is so popular that it is still regularly reproduced on silver rounds and as the face of the American Gold Buffalo bullion coin from the United States Mint.

  In 1911, Taft administration officials decided to replace Charles E. Barber’s Liberty Head design for the nickel, and commissioned Fraser to do the work. They were impressed by Fraser’s designs showing a Native American and an American bison. The designs were approved in 1912, but were delayed several months because of objections from the Hobbs Manufacturing Company, which made mechanisms to detect slugs in nickel-operated machines. The company was not satisfied by changes made in the coin by Fraser, and in February 1913, Treasury Secretary Franklin MacVeagh decided to issue the coins despite the objections

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