2014 American Buffalo High Relief Silver Coin

A major coin and bullion dealer has recently started offering for sale a new high relief silver proof coin struck by the Perth Mint featuring the American Buffalo.

American Buffalo High Relief Silver Proof coin

The reverse design features a close up portrait of an American Buffalo against an open field. The inscriptions positioned around the circumference of the field read “American Buffalo” and “One Ounce .999 Silver”. The reverse design is credited to Michael Glass.

On the obverse is the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II with inscriptions “Queen Elizabeth II”, “1 Dollar”, “Tuvalu”, and “2014”.

The coins are struck by the Perth Mint in Australia and issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu.

As with other Perth Mint high relief offerings, both the obverse and reverse appear to be struck on concave surfaces. Each coin is struck in 99.9% pure silver with a weight of 31.135 grams, diameter of 312.6 mm, and maximum thickness of 6 mm.

The coins are being offered by SilverTowne, available in OGP or graded Proof 69 or Proof 70 in PCGS or NGC holders. SilverTowne indicates that they are the exclusive distributor for the entire 5,000 maximum mintage.

Earlier in the year, SilverTowne had also been the exclusive distributor for a high relief silver proof coin featuring the American Bald Eagle. The coins have long since sold out the of original distribution, but examples are available on secondary markets such as eBay.

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  1. JagFan says

    Talismancoins has them as well (They still have the Bald Eagle in OGP too)…

    The NGC is signed by the designer.

    Good Luck to those who are chasing after this one!

    On a side note, for those that are looking for the Wedge Tailed Eagle Bullion version, Ainsliebullion has them in Australia (See link below)… They have them in singles or by the roll… The tricky part is you can only purchase them when the dealer is open (Australian Time)… Anytime after 8pm East Coast Time and you will be able to complete your purchase. During the day, all you can do is look at the pretty picture!


  2. Koichi Ito says

    Why did Perth Mint, an Australian mint, ever mint coin about non-native creature of Australia? I believe that Perth Mint should stick with minting coins of Australian native fauna and flora.

  3. VABEACHBUM says

    @ Koichi- Nearly every World Mint has struck coins for another country. Bottom line – they are a business intent on making money. Idle manufacturing equipment does not generate revenue.

    I’m much more inclined to purchase from SilverTown than that “other” exclusive dealer of unique Perth offerings. I have had great success with SilverTown previously, and their pricing for the OGP and graded versions of this new coin is quite reasonable and on par with the pricing of similar HR products on the market. Again, quite unlike that “other” dealer.

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