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American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Proof
Coins are collector versions of the official United States Mint
American Buffalo Gold Bullion Coins. Each coin contains one ounce of
.9999 fine, 24-karat gold and is presented in an elegant hardwood box
with a matte finish and a faux leather inset, and is accompanied by a
certificate of authenticity signed by the Director of the United
American Buffalo 24-Karat Gold Coins
The designs are based on the original 1913 Type I Buffalo nickel,
designed by James Earle Fraser. The obverse features a profile of a
Native American. The reverse features a representation of an American
Buffalo (also known as a bison). These are beautiful coins and a must
for any collector.
Proof coins may be ordered by the general public directly from the
Mint. Uncirculated coins are distributed by selected
representatives, who make them available to the secondary market.
American Buffalo 24-karat gold coins were authorized by Public Law
109-145, dated December 22, 2005, also known as the Presidential $1
The American Buffalo Gold coin's obverse and reverse designs feature
images originally prepared by noted American sculptor James Earle
Fraser, once a student of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, for America's 5-cent
|That popular coin, known
as the Indian Head, or Buffalo, nickel was introduced in 1913 and
showcases the native beauty of the American West.
The Native American depiction on the coins obverse is believed to be
based on three different American Indians. Two of the American Indians
who modeled for Fraser as he sculpted the coin were named by the
designer before his death. They were known as Chief Iron Tail of the
Lakota Sioux and Chief Two Moons of the Cheyenne. Although many have
claimed to have had a sitting with Fraser for this design, he could not
recall the name of the third person and satisfactory documentation has
not yet been found to identify that individual. It is widely believed
that the bison on the coins reverse was modeled after Black Diamond, a
popular attraction at the New York Zoological Gardens.
In the first year of the coinís issuance, 1913, there were two distinct
varieties, the first showing the bison on a mound and the second with
the base redesigned to a thinner, straight line. American Buffalo Gold
Coins bear the original Fraser Type I design.
United States Mint American Buffalo Gold Bullion Coins
American Buffalo Gold Bullion Coins are the first .9999 fine 24-karat
gold coins ever struck by the United States Mint and offered for sale
through a network of Authorized Purchasers. These $50 gold coins are
available to members of the public seeking a simple and tangible means
to own and invest in 24-karat gold in the form of legal tender coins
whose content and purity is guaranteed by the United States Government.
American Buffalo Gold Bullion Coins are available at many coin and
precious metals dealers as well as many brokerage houses and
participating banks. Pricing for precious metal investment coins
typically depends on the market price of the metal. Click here to locate
United States Mint American Buffalo Gold Proof Coins
The United States Mint produces a proof version of these coins for
collectors. The term "proof" refers to a specialized minting process
that begins by manually feeding burnished coin blanks into presses
fitted with special dies. Each coin is struck multiple times so the
softly frosted and highly detailed images seem to float above the field.
An official Certificate of Authenticity accompanies each coin. American
Buffalo Gold Proof Coins sell at a fixed price and can be purchased
directly from the United States Mint.
All 24-Karat American Buffalo Gold Coins are struck at the United States
Mint at West Point. The 24-Karat American Buffalo Gold Bullion Coins are
minted and sold in the same manner as American Eagle Bullion Coins.