5 Troy Ounce .999 Silver 2015 Buffalo Replica Medallion – New from SilverTowne Mint

5 oz Silver Buffalo Coin Replica

Fill the entire palm of your hand with a new silver medallion from SilverTowne Mint. The ever popular Buffalo replica is now available in a new larger size – an impressive 5 troy ounces! The 1oz .999 Silver Medallion version of our Buffalo replica is one of our most popular silver bullion rounds year after year, so we’re sure this new larger option will be a hit with silver collectors.

The concept for the Buffalo replicas is of course modeled after the U.S. Buffalo Nickel designed by James Earle Fraser, a one-time student and assistant of the legendary designer/sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Fraser stated in a radio interview that his goal for the new design was to come up with something uniquely American. "When I was asked to do the nickel, I felt I wanted to do something totally American - a coin that could not be mistaken for any other country's coin. It occurred to me that the buffalo, as part of the western background, was 100 percent American, and that our North American Indian fit into the picture perfectly."

Like the Buffalo Nickel, the obverse of the 5oz Buffalo Replica depicts a Native American. The animal featured on the reverse of both the coin and the replica is actually a bison, not a buffalo, but the American Bison is popularly called a buffalo due to the similarities between the two species.

Many bullion collectors find it exciting to add pieces featuring various designs, shapes, weights and sizes to their stacks. Now you can do the same by getting a 2015 5oz Buffalo Replica .999 Silver Medallion of your very own!