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2022 Indian Head Black Ruthenium Tribute Coin

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The Indian Head Nickel was first issued by the United States Mint in 1913 and used in circulation through 1938. Designed by James Earle Fraser, the images on this coin proved so popular that the US Mint revived the images in 2006 for the bullion American Buffalo Gold Coin for investors and collectors. Today, you have the chance to buy 2022 Indian Head Black Ruthenium Tribute Coins online from Provident Metals.


  • Arrives with a plastic capsule, small display stand, and a Certificate of Authenticity!
  • Gilded visuals on ruthenium background fields!
  • Tribute coins celebrate the Buffalo Nickel coin!
  • The obverse features an indigenous American figure.
  • On the reverse side of the coin is an American buffalo.
  • Tribute coins come with NO legal tender status.

In 1913, James Earle Fraser created the visuals that would go on to feature on the US nickel. Known at the time as the Indian Head Nickel, or the Buffalo Nickel, these designs were approved by the administration of President William Howard Taft and featured on the US nickel from 1913 to 1938.


The obverse of the 2022 Indian Head Black Ruthenium Tribute Coin comes with a portrait of a stoic indigenous figure. Captured in right-profile relief, this figure has an expressionless face with braided hair and feathers woven in at the back. The inscriptions include LIBERTY, 2021, and the F initial of James Earle Fraser.


On the reverse side of 2022 Indian Head Black Ruthenium Tribute Coin is the American bison. The American bison is one of two bison subspecies living in North America and is one of just two species living in the world today. The bison is shown in left-profile relief on a small mound of dirt. The markings read UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM, IN GOD WE TRUST, $50, 1 OZ. .9999 FINE GOLD, and COPY. The latter indicates these coins are tribute coins with no legal tender face value.


The design of these tribute coins include a thin layer of 24-karat gold applied to the image of the stoic figure on the obverse and the American bison on the reverse. These designs were created in 1913 by James Earle Fraser for the circulation nickel and later revived in 2006 for the American Buffalo Gold Coin.


These 2022 Indian Head Black Ruthenium Tribute Coins are available to purchase with plastic capsules. Each tribute coin comes with a small display stand and a Certificate of Authenticity.

Please contact Provident Metals with any questions. You can call us at 800-313-3315, chat with us live online, or email us directly.

How Does Free Shipping Work?

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.

When will my order ship?

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All orders of $199 or more that are eligible for free shipping are, by default, shipped via a carrier of our choice (USPS or UPS). Depending on the contents and size of your purchase, you may be able to upgrade to a specific carrier during checkout.

Will I need to sign for my package?

For those orders of $999.99 or less, there is no need to sign for your package. However, you may select the option to require a signature at delivery if you want. This can be chosen and paid for at checkout. All orders of $1000 or more require a signature to complete delivery.

What about International Orders?

Provident is only able to ship to addresses in any of the 50 US states. This includes P.O. boxes and APO addresses.

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Product Details

Mint Mark Not Shown
Thickness 2.9 mm
Diameter 30.61 mm
Edge Style Reeded
Certificate of Authenticity Yes
Packaging Plastic Capsule
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Year 2022
Producer The Merrick Mint
Condition New
Product Series Indian Head
Packaging Dimensions 2.8 x 2 x 0.3
Designer (Obverse) James Earle Fraser
Designer (Reverse) James Earle Fraser
Provident ID 3916045