Denver Gold and Silver Exchange
5475 Leetsdale Dr Suite 210
Denver, Colorado 80246
Monday - Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
Sundays by Appointment Only
Call anytime - leave a message: Main Number: 303-333-1411
We carry the Buffalo Commemorative Silver Dollar
signing of Public Law 106-375 on October 27, 2000 authorized the
United States Mint to produce coins commemorating the opening of
the National Museum of the American Indian of the Smithsonian Institute.
Design of the Buffalo Commemorative Silver Dollar
American Buffalo Silver Dollar portrays a profile representation
of an American Indian on its obverse (front). The word "LIBERTY"
arcs in front of the American Indian's face. The date appears across
his lower neck.
reverse (back) of the coin features a bison above whom rests the
words 'UNITED 'STATES ' OF ' AMERICA' and the motto 'IN GOD WE TRUST.'
The phrase 'E PLURIBUS UNUM' appears underneath the bison's head.
'ONE DOLLAR' sits at the bison's feet.
sides are modified versions of the Buffalo nickel, as designed by
James Earle Fraser. Fraser, considered one of America's finest sculptors
and metallic artists, was a student of another famous sculptor,
Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Saint-Gaudens designed the $20 Saint-Gaudens
gold coin, widely considered to be the most beautiful American coin
ever minted. Fraser's last initial, 'F', was retained for this design
and can be found located underneath the date.
AMERICAN BUFFALO DOLLAR
Mintage: Circulation strikes: 500,000
Diameter: 1.500±.003 inches
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%
Weight: 26.73 grams
Mintmark: "D" (for Denver, Colorado)