JWMGT90's Coin Album
The 2001 Silver Buffalo Commemorative Dollar coins now exist thanks to Ben Nighthorse Campbell. Starting in 1995 he had proposed he reintroduction of the Buffalo design on a U.S. coin. His original proposal was to produce a five-cent coin made of silver depicting the historical buffalo design. After five tries and five years later, Campbell's proposal was finally accepted. However, Mint officials concluded that the buffalo design was more appropriate on a commemorative coin. PCGS PR69DCAM example. Mintage 272,869.
The success, demand and excitement for the Silver Buffalo Commemorative coins eventually lead to the idea of producing the first Buffalo pure gold coins, which were first, released in 2006. To this day, these coins have been a great success for the Mint and for collectors and investors who want to own pure gold., not to mention collectors who are just in love with the beautiful and nostalgic Buffalo and Indian design. PCGS PR70DAM example. Mintage: 246,267