Black Diamond is the name of the American bison widely accepted as the model for James Earle Fraser’s Buffalo Nickel reverse. This design was chosen to adorn the Gold Buffalo coins first released by the U.S. Mint in 2006.
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Black Diamond was the largest animal of his kind in captivity when Fraser chose him as the subject of his new work. Held in New York’s Central Park Menagerie, Black Diamond wowed crowds for 20 years with his majestic mane and sheer size. Just like Fraser's design and Black Diamond, the U.S. Mint Gold Buffalo is a true American treasure.