The Gold American Buffalo coin is the purest example of gold bullion from the United States Mint. Introduced in 2006, it became an instant sensation as the first-ever 24-karat gold coin from the mint and because of its use of an iconic American coin design. The 2016-W 1 oz Proof Gold American Buffalo Coin is available to purchase online today at Silver.com with a near-perfect certification.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab from the PCGS.
- Tenth anniversary of the Gold American Buffalo!
- Availability of certified coins is limited!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold.
- Issued a face value of $50 (USD) by the United States.
- Bears a grade of PR69 from the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- DCAM finish.
- Designed originally in 1913 by James Earle Fraser.
- Obverse features the right-profile portrait of a Native American leader.
- Reverse depicts Black Diamond.
- Includes a “W” mint mark of the West Point Mint.
James Earle Fraser’s classic Buffalo Nickel design from 1913 was chosen as the inspiration for the country’s first-ever 24-karat gold coin. The Gold American Buffalo debuted in 2006, and as of 2016 federal legislation has been passed that guarantees the Gold American Buffalo a place in United States Mint annual striking processes alongside the American Eagle series.
On the obverse of each coin you’ll find the right-profile portrait of a tribal leader, exactly as Fraser created it in 1913 for the Buffalo Nickel. His depiction of a Native American chieftain combined the facial features and characteristics of three real-life tribal elders in the early 20th century.
The reverse of the 2016-W 1 oz Proof Gold American Buffalo coin has the image of Black Diamond, a resident bison of the Central Park Zoo in New York City at the turn of the 20th century. Fraser’s inspiration for both the obverse and reverse design of the original Buffalo Nickel came from his childhood growing up in Minnesota and exploring the plains of the Upper Midwest with his father.
The 2016-W 1 oz Proof Gold American Buffalo Coins listed here today are PR69 certified by the PCGS. Gold coins with this certification feature full, original mint luster and a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. These are limited in scope to miniscule hairlines or contact marks, and in range to the areas outside the primary focal points of the coin’s surface.
DCAM coins are special proofs with added visual brilliance. Deep-cameo refers to the intense contrast between the strong, frosted finish of the design features on the coin and the deeply-mirrored, clear background field. The resulting effect gives the design features the appearance of floating above the coin’s background surface.
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