The Silver Buffalo was authorized in 2000 to commemorate the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. The design of the Silver Buffalo coin is based on the noted Buffalo nickel designed by James Earle Fraser, and first issued in early 1913. On one side is a Native American profile, and the reverse features an American Buffalo. The coin is 90% silver, and 10% copper. The U.S. Mint began accepting orders on June 7, 2001, and by June 21st, 2001, the entire issue of 500,000 coins was sold out. The coin was offered in proof condition and uncirculated condition.
Privately minted Silver Buffalo Rounds are also available. While not minted by the U.S. Mint, these silver rounds are .999 silver, and feature the same design as the 2001 U.S. Mint version. These privately minted silver rounds are available in 1.oz and 1/2 oz sizes.
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