Many of America’s most popular coin designs from the 20th century live on today on the obverse and reverse sides of other gold and silver bullion products. Coin designs such as Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ Liberty and James Earle Frasers Buffalo Nickel feature on gold bullion coins, silver rounds, and even silver bars. Today, the 10 oz Silver SilverTowne Buffalo Bar is available to you online at Silver.com.
- Bars ship to you inside of protective plastic!
- Displays the designs from the Buffalo Nickel!
- Consists of Ten Troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
- On the obverse is the image of a Native American tribal figure.
- The reverse includes the design of an American bison.
James Earle Fraser redesigned the nation’s circulation 5-cent piece during the administration of President William Howard Taft. The design that Fraser came up with was unique among other coins of the era in its lack of a figure representing Liberty. Instead, Fraser looked to the indigenous tribes of America for inspiration in the design of the coin that would become known as the Buffalo Nickel.
Fraser first used the facial features of three real-life Native American leaders during the early 20th century as inspiration for creating the Native American featured on this 10 oz silver bar’s obverse field. He then looked to one of the most important animals to the tribes of the American West and Midwestern Plains for inspiration on the reverse. The American bison supplied meat, clothing, and tools to tribes with just one beast killed. This vital animal was a fitting pair with the Native American design.
On the obverse of these 10 oz Silver SilverTowne Buffalo Bars, you’ll find a small round space on the top of the design field that bears the right-profile portrait of the tribal figure. Just in front of his face is the word “Liberty.” Engravings on this side of the bar include the purity, metal content, and weight of the bar.
The reverse side of 10 oz Silver Buffalo Bars includes another small round space within which you’ll find Black Diamond. Standing on a mound of dirt in left-profile relief in this design, Black Diamond was an American bison housed at the Central Park Zoo in the early 1900s in New York City. Engravings on this side include only “United States of America” and “E Pluribus Unum” within the round space and a hatched background field on the rest of the bar’s surface.