An icon of the American West, the Buffalo is the largest land mammal in North America, weighing up to 2,000 pounds and measuring up to six feet tall at the shoulder.
Unmistakable in appearance, their massive dark heads feature short black horns that curve upward from the base. Despite their enormous size, Buffalo can reach speeds of up to thirty miles per hour at full gallop and are capable of traveling great distances, historically migrating up to 200 miles. Following the near extinction of the species in North America by the turn of the twentieth century, conservation efforts have ensured their survival. An estimated 65,000 Buffalo now make their homes in national parks and private reserves throughout the United States and Canada.
This coin features a detailed depiction of a Buffalo on its obverse. Bordered by a classic wreath design, the reverse contains a space for engraving.
This coin is minted in a proprietary brass alloy and given a durable antique bronze finish.
Each coin measures 1 7/8 inch (47mm) in diameter.
This is an NWTMINT surplus item.