In 2016, the United States Mint celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Gold American Buffalo coin. First conceived in the early 21st century in response to demand for pure gold coins, the Gold American Buffalo coin was introduced in 2006 as the first-ever .9999 pure gold coin from the United States Mint. Today, the 2016 1 oz Proof Gold American Buffalo coin is available on Silver.com with PF grade and Early Release designation.
- Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Gold Buffalo with a perfect proof!
- Ships in a plastic slab to protect the coin’s condition.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .9999 fine gold.
- Face value of $50 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Earned a grade of PF70 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Features an Early Release designation.
- Includes the obverse and reverse designs from James Earle Fraser’s 1913 Buffalo Nickel.
James Earle Fraser’s Buffalo Nickel design debuted on the nation’s five-cent piece in 1913 as part of a broader movement at the US Mint to modernize and refine its coinage designs. Fraser’s Buffalo Nickel was in circulation from 1913 to 1938, and featured the compilation of various tribal leader’s facial features in one right-profile portrait on the obverse and a bison on the reverse.
The 2016 1 oz Proof Gold American Buffalo coins in this Silver.com listing have perfect grades from the NGC. PF70 specimens exhibit full, original luster from the mint and have no detracting flaws on the surfaces.
Early Release coins earn their designation based upon their arrival at the NGC or an approved NGC depository. The United States Mint must ship the coins in US Mint boxes within the first 30 days of the release date it sets for annual coins in order for a product to earn the Early Release label.
On the coin’s obverse face you’ll find that right-profile portrait of a fictitious Native American leader, complete the word “Liberty” in the design. The reverse face of the 2016 1 oz Proof Gold American Buffalo coin has the image of a bison, creatures that were critical to the survival of many tribes from the plains of western America.
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