The Indian Head Nickel, better known to Americans as the Buffalo Nickel, was a popular historic circulation 5-cent piece that was produced by the United States Mint from 1913 to 1938. Since 2006, the design has featured on the American Gold Buffalo Coin from the United States Mint. A popular collectible and investment-grade piece, the Gold Buffalo is expensive given the rising prices of gold. However, there are other ways to own this coin design. Today, Indian Head Black Ruthenium Tribute Coins are available to you online from JM Bullion.
Tribute Coin Highlights:
- Available to you in an acrylic capsule with a small display stand!
- Includes a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Beautiful tribute coins with Ruthenium and 24-karat gold plating!
- Replicates the American Gold Buffalo!
- The obverse features a stoic indigenous figure.
- On the reverse is an American bison.
The United States Mint introduced the American Gold Buffalo coin in 2006. This all-new bullion specimen from the United States Mint, like many other major bullion coins, revived a classic American coin design long-beloved by investors. However, that wasnt the major selling point of the specimens. Each coin has 24-karat gold content, a first in the history of the US Mint. While those bullion specimens are costly, there is another option available when seeking out this design.
All of the Indian Head Black Ruthenium Tribute Coins in this JM Bullion listing offer an affordable option when collecting the coveted American Gold Buffalo design. The tribute coins are not legal tender, but do exactly replicate the entirety of the design element from the Gold Buffalo bullion coin. Each one has 24-karat gold throughout the design elements with a Ruthenium background field. These tribute coins have thin layers of both 24-karat gold and Ruthenium to create impressive visual contrast.
The obverse side of Indian Head Black Ruthenium Tribute Coins features the design first created in 1913 by James Earle Fraser. The design features a stoic indigenous figure in right-profile relief. He has braided hair with feathers woven into the back of his head. the image of the indigenous figure is plated in 24-karat gold while the entire background field is plated with ruthenium.
On the reverse field of Indian Head Black Ruthenium Tribute Coins is an image of the American bison. The bison is a powerful, massive mammal that roams the American Plains across the Western United States and portions of Canada. The bison is in left-profile relief on a mound of dirt, with the bison and the Earth beneath his feet plated in gold, while the background offers the ruthenium plating. As a nod to the tribute coin nature of the coin and lack of legal tender status, the coin has an inscription of COPY on this face.
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