The 1 oz silver buffalo round is a proud descendant of the buffalo nickel and the U.S. Mint’s gold buffalo coin. Each silver buffalo round features a design adapted from sculptor James Earle Fraser’s Indian Head U.S. nickel which was minted between 1913 and 1938. An homage to the indigenous tribespeople of the United States, the silver buffalo round shows a Native American chieftain on the obverse (front) side and an icon of America’s Wild West days, a bison, on the reverse. Fraser stated the chieftain portrait was a composite based on multiple Native American individuals including the famous Chief Iron Tail of the Oglala Sioux and Chief Two Moons of the Cheyenne.
The silver buffalo round is a commemorative piece crafted to honor the history of the United States. As such, it has no face value and is not considered legal tender. Like all rounds, these silver buffalos were struck with aesthetic qualities in mind. Because of their private manufacture, silver buffalos offer a lower premium over the spot price of silver than sovereign coins of the same weight and metal content.
These rounds are struck by a variety of private mints. Although all silver buffalos draw their inspiration from the same sources, designs may vary slightly from mint to mint. Each round contains one troy ounce of 0.999 fine silver.
With a design harkening back to the early 1900s while drawing inspiration from real-life chieftains from the Oglala Sioux, Kiowa, and Cheyenne peoples, these silver buffalo rounds offer a window into the past, showcasing America’s fascinating history. Because they’re also widely produced and of high quality, they enjoy a fantastic resale value.
Orders in 500 piece increments ship in a sealed Monster Box straight from the refiner. Monster boxes provide the best safety and protection to your bullion during shipment when you order in bulk.
- One ounce of 99.9% silver struck by various private mints
- An homage to the Wild West era of American history
- Obverse design featuring a composite of real-life Sioux, Kiowa, and Cheyenne chieftains
- Reverse displays the bison, symbol of the great plains and America’s westward expansion
- Exceptionally low premium to the spot price of silver offering great value for money
- Sealed monster box for orders in 500 piece increments
- Silver rounds purchased in increments of 10 are shipped in protective tubes