This is a
spectacular 2001 D MINT STATE American Buffalo
Commemorative Dollar Coin. The 2001 Buffalo
Silver Dollar program is one of the most successful Mint
projects in history. Both the Proof and the Mint State
coins have tremendous demand that has increased even more
in recent months. I personally hand delivered and picked
up each of these coins after grading at NGC in Sarasota,
Florida - 85 miles away. This is an EXCELLANT EXAMPLE of this US Mint coin.
I will also be auctioning a PERFECT SET of these coins both the
D MS 70 & 2001 P PF 70 Ultra Cameo in a NGC Multi-Holder.
& Handling is $5.00 by USPS First Class Priority
is extra and required.
I will include to the winning bidder the original
packaging and COA, which reads & states:
"UNITED STATES MINT
National Museum of the American Indian
AMERICAN BUFFALO COMMEMORATIVE COIN
American Buffalo Commemorative Coin
CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY
Uncirculated Silver Dollar
The undersigned hereby certifies this Silver Dollar as a
genuine American Buffalo Commemorative Coin, struck in
accordance with legislation passed by Congress and signed
by President William J. Clinton on October 27, 2000, as
Public Law 106-375 cited as the "American Buffalo
Coin Act of 2000." The Department of the Treasury,
United States Mint has produced this coin in
commemoration of the Smithsonian National Museum of the
American Indian established by an act of Congress in
1989, in Public Law 101-185. This coin is legal tender of
the United States.
Jay W Johnson
Jay W Johnson Director, United States Mint
THE DESIGNER BEHIND THE COMMEMORATIVE COIN
James Earle Fraser (1876-1953), one of America's most
renowned sculptors and medallic artists, was a student of
another famous American sculptor - Augustus
Saint-Gaudens. Mr. Fraser carried over his sculpting
talent to the medallic arts. He is probably best known
for his famous sculpture entitled "The End of the
Trail." Having grown up in the Dakota Territory, Mr.
Fraser witnessed first-hand this country's westward
expansion and its impact on Native American communities.
WEIGHT 26.73 grams (+-0.400) grams
DIAMETER 1.500 (+-0.003) inches or 38.10 (+-0.08) mm
COMPOSITION 90% silver, 10% alloy
MINTAGE 500,000 (all options)
Designs: Based on the original Buffalo nickel, as
designed by James Fraser and minted from 1913 through
Obverse: Portrays a profile representation of a Native
Reverse: A representation on an American Buffalo (also
known as a bison)."
The coin was authorized to commemorate the National
Museum of the American Indian of the Smithsonian
Institution, the museum's opening, and to supplement the
museum's ongoing endowment and educational funds.
The fate of the American Buffalo - or bison - was linked
to the fate of the Native American, and vice versa.
Native Americans hunted the bison and used the carcass
for everything from shelter and food to needles and
cooking implements --they were known for wasting nothing.
The study of Native Americans, including their language,
literature, history, art and anthropology, is the purpose
of the proposed National Museum of the American Indian.
The museum will feature more than 10,000 years of
American history. The 260,000 square foot museum is
scheduled to open on the National Mall near the U.S.
Capitol in 2004 and is expected to attract about 6
million visitors a year. Ground was broken for the museum
on September 28, 1999.