Only issued in 2001, the Silver Buffalo Commemorative is arguably the single most popular commemorative ever issued. The nostalgic design is no small part of its success, but the minting procedures for this coin certainly helped. For this coin, the Mint increased the tonnage pressure used to strike the coin, and struck each coin 3 times. These extra measures produced a coin of such clarity that the design surpasses the original Buffalo Nickel. The public's reaction was quick and intense. The coin sold out at the Mint within 2 weeks, a record that still holds for commemorative coins, and prices skyrocketed as demand exceeded the 500,000 (total - proof and mint) that were minted. Lucky for you, those prices have stabilized, and what we're asking today is a fraction of what you might have been asked to pay in 2001 or 2002.
We have 2 options for a Mint State coin. One coin has the attractive Buffalo label issued by NGC, whereas the other coin came from the Coin & Currency Sets issued by the Mint. Both grade MS69 by NGC.