The American Silver Buffalo was authorized in 2000 to commemorate the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.
The American Buffalo Silver Dollar design is based on the original 5-cent Buffalo nickel, as designed by James Earle Fraser and minted from 1913 through 1938.
Mr. Fraser (1876-1953), one of America's most renowned sculptors and medallic artists, was a student of another famous American sculptor-Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
The obverse (front) of the American Buffalo Commemorative Coin features a striking American Indian profile and the reverse features an American buffalo.
Sen. Campbell, one of 44 Chiefs of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, and Rep. Lucas sponsored the American Buffalo Coin Commemorative Coin Act of 2000, which authorized the American Buffalo Commemorative Coin.
Benefits of American Buffalo
When you buy American Buffalo Silver Bullion Coins, you’re buying coins whose weight, content and purity are guaranteed by the U.S. government. This makes these silver coins not only recognized as America’s official investment-grade bullion, but accepted worldwide in major investment markets.