Silver dollars commemorating the American Buffalo from the year 2001

The US Mint released two commemorative coins in 2001, including the American Buffalo Commemorative Silver Dollars. Mint sold strikes to the public on June 7, 2001.

The coins' front and reverse featured James Earle Fraser's Native American and Buffalo design from the 1913-1938 circulating nickel.

"Indian Head Nickel" or "Buffalo Nickel" are two names that are widely used to refer to that particular coin. The designs that are seen on it are considered to be among the most stunning designs that have ever been shown on an American currency.

Public Law 106-375, also known as the American Buffalo Coin Commemorative Coin Act of 2000, was the legislation that gave Congress the authority to issue the coins.

In spite of the fact that there was a limit mintage of 500,000 coins, the silver dollars were completely sold out in just two weeks, making it one of the few modern commemorative coins to achieve this feat.

For the 1913 circulating nickel, James Earle Fraser created the coin's obverse Native American chief profile. Sources say the design combines three Native Americans. The portrait has LIBERTY and 2001 text.

The strike reverse was similarly created by James Earle Fraser and adapted from the 1913 nickel. A buffalo (American bison) stands. USA, IN GOD WE TRUST, E PLURIBUS UNUM, and ONE DOLLAR surround the creature.

At the United States Mint's plant in Philadelphia, proof American Buffalo Commemorative Silver Dollars were created. Denver was the location where the uncirculated silver coins were struck.

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