James Earle Fraser is responsible for creating one of the most iconic designs to ever be featured on United States currency. In fact, he designed the images used on both the obverse and reverse of the Indian Head Nickel that was first introduced in 1913. The Indian Head Nickel has been used as the inspiration for a 24-karat gold sovereign coin from the United States Mint, as well as several silver rounds, including the 1/10 oz GAM Buffalo Silver Round, which is now available from Provident Metals.
The Indian Head Nickel design was originally released in 1913. James Earle Frasers design quickly adopted the name Buffalo Nickel. The designs on the original coin were inspired by real-life sources. The buffalo on the reverse was Black Diamond, a bison who lived at New Yorks Central Park Zoo in the early 20th century. The obverse design, a Native American tribal chieftain, was a composite image of three different real-world figures from the time.
On the obverse side of the rounds, you will see the famous image of the tribal chieftain in right-profile relief. The image was made popular by the Buffalo Nickel, so most people are very familiar with the image. There is only one other engraving on this side of the coin, which reads Liberty.
The reverse face of each round bears the image of Black Diamond as seen on the reverse of the Buffalo Nickel of the early 1900s. United States of America is engraved above the buffalo design. Other engravings include the coins weight, purity, and metal content, as well as the US motto: E Pluribus Unum.
The Great American Mint is a private minting facility located in Anaheim, California. The Great American Mint is well-known for its beautiful silver rounds and bars, but the mint also provides high-quality blanks to sovereign mints around the world.
When you order coins from Provident Metals, you can rest assured that we take extreme care to package your order in a manner that protects the manner. Additionally, we ship our coins in discreet packaging to protect the products from theft during the shipping process.For questions or concerns about your order, please contact our customer service team via live chat, email, or telephone at 800-313-3315.
When the subtotal of your purchase, including applicable discounts, is $199 or more, you receive free shipping for your entire order. In order to receive free shipping on purchases of $199 or more, you must live within the 50 US states. For orders less than $199, a $9.95 shipping fee applies. All products are discreetly packaged and shipped with full insurance included.
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|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Producer||Great American Mint|
|Designer (Obverse)||James Earle Fraser|
|Designer (Reverse)||James Earle Fraser|
|Certificate of Authenticity||No|
|Metal Content||.1 Troy Ounces|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|