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I Really Like Coins With A Bison!

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 Posted 09/03/2020  2:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
One more Bison coin. The Bison must be breeding. They are everywhere

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 Posted 09/09/2020  9:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add freddo30 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I used to like them until I saw Black Diamond's dismembered head at an ANA convention years ago. There's his reward for being on our coinage ; his head on a platter and his body cut up into steaks to be sold by A. Silz.
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 Posted 09/09/2020  9:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I used to like them until I saw Black Diamond's dismembered head at an ANA convention years ago. There's his reward for being on our coinage ; his head on a platter and his body cut up into steaks to be sold by A. Silz.



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Sick and disabled at age 22, Black Diamond was put up for auction June 28, 1915. However, no bids were received. It was purchased for slaughter in a private sale for $300 by A. Silz, inc., a game and poultry dealer.[3]


Not wasted. Taxidermist mounted the head, and now we can all see the actual Black Diamond. Hide was not wasted but made into a "13 foot automobile robe."

Personally I would love to see the actual Black Diamond now that I know its possible.
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 Posted 09/13/2020  01:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add freddo30 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The dismembered head is massive. I cried when I thought of the rest of Black Diamond winding up the way he did. Undignified at best, sickening in its greed. Mounted for posterity in his entirety might have been nice for the Smithsonian. A big hole in the ground for his resting place would have been OK too. I'm still sad...
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 Posted 09/14/2020  11:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Mounted for posterity in his entirety might have been nice for the Smithsonian.
Or in any other natural history museum, for sure.
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 Posted 09/14/2020  12:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Mounted for posterity in his entirety


Hence this thread. He is mounted on coins for prosperity. We will all be dead and Black Diamond will still be on coins.

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 Posted 09/14/2020  12:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
for the coins - what is the front of these hfjacinto?


I also agree with freddo that it would have been GREAT for us to be able to go and see him mounted entirely in one place.

I just do not personally know of all of the details the owner and others were facing at the time so I cannot judge greed etc. I have to wonder if there was any interest in a museum to buy him or not? Taxidermy is expensive work - especially on something this large. Since the hide was used, it seems there was value placed upon the hide, but not by someone who could wanted to afford to have the entire animal stuffed. I wonder if there is an account of al this. Might make some interesting reading!

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- Prosp long and liver.
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Hence this thread. He is mounted on coins for prosperity. We will all be dead and Black Diamond will still be on coins.
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 Posted 09/14/2020  12:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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what is the front of these hfjacinto?


That is the native american commemorative.



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 Posted 09/14/2020  12:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks! I want to look into getting those.
- When I value " being right" more than what IS right, I am then right...a fool.
- How much squash could a Sasquatch squash if a Sasquatch would squash squash?
- Prosp long and liver.
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 Posted 09/17/2020  8:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add KYCopperCoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I found a bison coin you haven't shown!
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 Posted 09/17/2020  8:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's actually a Buffalo.
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 Posted 09/17/2020  8:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add KYCopperCoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Oh, the irony.
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 Posted 09/18/2020  09:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I found a bison coin you haven't shown!

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That's actually a Buffalo.

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Oh, the irony.


Nice example, nonetheless!
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