1/4 Ounce Buffalo SILVER Round

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1/4 Oz Silver Rounds Based on the Iconic "Buffalo" Nickel

Money Metals Exchange is pleased to offer .999 pure silver rounds in the barter-ready 1/4 Troy ounce size. These privately minted rounds, which are roughly the size of a nickel, are increasingly in demand. 

When compared to silver in coins before 1965, these rounds make a wise alternative. Available stockpiles of Pre-1965 US silver coins can become scarce (and expensive). The Buffalo rounds are beautiful and uncirculated. The silver content is marked on each round, making their value easy to understand and calculate.

They're a great addition for any investor looking for smaller denomination silver. The small size makes them ideal for use in barter for lower-value items. And it provides the potential for extra appreciation should silver prices move dramatically higher, driving increased demand for fractional silver.

The Iconic Buffalo Design

Between 1913 and 1938 the United States minted "Buffalo" nickels. This Buffalo, sometimes called "Indian Head" design remains one of the most iconic in U.S. minting history. These Silver Buffalo Rounds are modeled after the famous James Earl Fraser design. Its back story makes it one of the most fascinating 1-ounce silver bullion rounds to buy.

Featuring James Earle Fraser’s design of an American Buffalo and a Native American, the American Silver Buffalo Rounds depict some of the imagery associated with America’s rich history. No one knows who the Native American featured in the picture is. Not even the man himself, (Fraser) could give an exact answer.

He wrote that a combination of three separate Native Americans was used Iron Tail, Big Tree, and Two Moons, but he could not remember for sure. Later many others are self-proclaimed to be the model for Fraser's coin. After all these years, there's still no official answer as to who holds the honor of gracing the obverse of these beautiful rounds. Fraser himself was part of Native American life, living in Winona, Minnesota, during an era when Native Americans were being forced west or into colonies during the 19th and 20th Centuries.

Fraser’s design seems to be a depiction of the images memorable to him during his life on the frontier. He seems to have chosen a design depicting what American life meant to him and, therefore, the imagery of the American Buffalo and Native American symbolize two key features and sets of characters within his own life.

On the obverse, the Native American is a representation of the people Fraser was surrounded by and the portrait is not of one specific person. On the reverse, the image is of Black Diamond, a bison Fraser met at the zoo. Symbolically, buffalos also mean sacred life and abundance – especially to the Native Americans’ and the image of the bison has become of the United States’ national symbols. On the round’s obverse, the word ‘Liberty’ reinforces one of the American traditional values it has become famous for.

An American bison or buffalo is featured on the reverse. Similar to the Native Americans, the story behind the picture has been a long debate. Fraser was not 100% sure of the specific type of buffalo he had drawn. He had mentioned that it was none other than the famed American bison Black Diamond from the Central Park Menagerie. (Central Park Zoo) One Zoo employee suggested that Fraser may have used Bronx, the bison herd leader around that time.

These beautiful rounds are minted right here in the USA. These privately minted rounds offer significant savings versus a government-issued coin or numismatic item.

Product Specifications
Quality / Type: Bullion, Uncirculated
Purity: 99.9% silver
Metal Weight: 1/4 troy ounce (7.776 grams)
Diameter: 0.984" (25mm)
Edge: Reeded
Obverse: Native American Chieftain
Reverse: Buffalo
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We are buying this item back daily, and we pay you promptly!

Our current buy pricing is $6.06 each and we will buy up to 2,000 ounces at this price. Simply call us on any weekday to lock pricing at 1-800-800-1865.

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  • Prompt Shipping – We ship orders shortly after your payment has been cleared – generally within 2 business days.
  • Fully Insured – We fully insure all shipments with Lloyd's of London.
  • Privacy – Your package will have no external markings that provide any clue as to the contents. Because we insure packages with Lloyd's of London, we do not declare a value or insure with the carrier.
  • Accountability for Package Contents – Your order will be packed under video surveillance, weighed and double-checked prior to shipping to ensure you receive exactly what you ordered.
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    August 21st, 2023
  • Larry M.
    June 27th, 2023
    Nice and silvery!!
    Another prompt, safe shipment of very nice silver. Thanks!!!
  • Christopher A.
    May 30th, 2023
    Excellent: quality, price, shipping, details of product, qualifications of product, feel in the hands, and affordability. Very beautiful product to own, for fractionalized clean silver.
  • Russell S.
    December 10th, 2022
    1/4 Buffalo Silver Rounds
    Ever since I purchased these the first time, I was amazed with the quality and workmanship. I now look forward to buying more for my collection.
  • Joseph D.
    May 14th, 2022
    My first 1/4 rounds.
    Nice size and weight. Needed some 1/4 oz silver for my collection. Very nice.