Widely considered a tertiary commodity compared to Gold and Silver, Copper has gained popularity over the last few years. Copper prices are largely tied to the housing industry, with nearly half of all Copper supply being used in the construction of a home. On average, your home may contain up to 439 pounds of Copper. Copper is actually the third most used metal in the world, with most being consumed in industrial fields, such as housing and now, electric vehicles. The largest Copper mines come from Chile, with the next highest being Peru.
James Earle Fraser created the Buffalo Nickel design for the United States Mint in 1913. The design was used to replaced the Barber Liberty Head nickel design, one of several designs from then-Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, Charles E. Barber. The design from Fraser was approved by the administration of President William Howard Taft.
In the obverse design element, the 1 oz Copper Indian Head Round features the iconic Native American figure created by James Earle Fraser in 1913. The right-profile image of the indigenous tribal leader was created in 1913 for the Buffalo Nickel and features a figure with braided hair that includes feathers woven and the word Liberty engraved just off the bridge of his nose on the right side of the design rocker.
For the reverse design element on the 1 oz Copper Indian Head Round, the mint uses a common design across its broader range of copper rounds. This image features a set of wings at the center of the design with a modified US shield at the center. This shield has a series of vertical lines with three stars. The center star is the largest and exceeds the top of the shield with its highest point. The American flag is fluttering in the breeze above the seal with an inscription of Copper .999 Fine, One AVDP Ounce, and six stars around the design rocker.
The Buffalo Nickel was in production at the United States Mint from 1913 to 1938. The coin featured this obverse design of a stoic Native American figure on its obverse with an American bison featured on the reverse of the coin. The Native American depiction was created by Fraser by combining the facial features of three real-world tribal leaders.