Contents enclosed in this listing. US Mint Certificate of Authenticity (COA). Clamshell Presentation Case with Proof tab. United States Mint Box for clamshell and COA. Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian Outer Wrap.
The 2001 American Buffalo Silver Dollar was issued to commemorate the Smithsonian Institution recently opened National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). I just happend to run across why I was updating my quarter collection. This design is based on what is primarily now known as a Buffalo nickel and colloquially as an Indian Head nickel. That nickel was struck by the United States Mint from 1913 to 1938.Both the obverse and reverse designs of the nickel were by sculptor James Earle Fraser. He was born on November 4, 1876 in Minnesota, USA, and died on October 11, 1953 in Connecticut. Besides this nickel design his other most famous piece is End of the Trail. He also did many sculptures, statues, and medals. The Obverse-side Text Inscriptions: LIBERTY 2001 F.
Incused letter "F" below the year/date. This is an initial for Fraser. The Obverse-side Images: The design taken from the 1913 Indian Head or Buffalo Nickel. A Composite profile of Iron Tail, an Oglala Sioux chief, Two Moons, a Cheyenne chief, and Big Tree, a Kiowa chief.The Reverse-side Text Inscriptions: UNITED. AMERICA E PLURIBUS UNUM ONE DOLLAR P. The Reverse-side Images: The Buffalo is an American Bison. Liberty is defined as the state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one's way of life, behavior, or political views. E PLURIBUS UNUM roughly translates from Latin to: Out of many, one - which was the common motto from the USA seal from the late 1700's until 1956 when the motto officially became In God We Trust. This coin only had the first common motto. At our store we specialize in Collectible Objects of interest, value, beauty, historical importance or other Objet-d'art. Scout our store for a wide variety of nostalgic, strange, and unique stuff. From us in the USA! In some situations some items are not allowed to be sent to your country because of the buyers import laws, buyers please check that an item is allowed to be sent to your country. We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as "gift" - US and International government regulations prohibit such behavior. Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution.