The Gold American Buffalo was, upon its introduction in 2006, the first and only bullion coin from the United States Mint struck using .9999 fine gold. Originally introduced as a bullion product, there was a special one-time striking of fractional-weight coins in 2008, that included 1/10 oz, ¼ oz, and ½ oz variants. Right now, the 2008 ¼ oz Gold American Buffalo is available as a perfect proof on Silver.com.
- First and only production of ¼ oz Gold American Buffalo coins!
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab.
- Consists of one-quarter troy ounce of .9999 fine gold.
- Bears a face value of $10 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a grade of MS70 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Includes the “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint.
Gold American Buffalo coins were introduced in 2006 in bullion and proof versions. The US Mint originally indicated it may permanently expand the program to include fractional-weight coins, but 2008 was the only year that fractional-weight coins were struck, and even then the production was limited.
These 2008 ¼ oz Gold American Buffalo coins are available with perfect MS70 grades from the PCGS. Coins in this condition have full, original luster and lack any type of detracting mark or flaw on the surface.
On the obverse of each coin is the right-profile image of a Native American Chieftain. The reverse features the image of Black Diamond, a resident bison at the Central Park Zoo in New York City during the early 20th century. Both images were originally designed by James Earle Fraser in 1913, and used on the nation’s five-cent piece from 1913 to 1938.
These coins are produced at the West Point Mint facility, which has handled production of both the bullion and proof versions of the Gold American Buffalo since the coin’s introduction in 2006.
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