The Gold American Buffalo coin is the first-ever 24-karat gold coin offered by the United States Mint. American gold coins were only ever made previously with crown gold alloy combinations, which is typically around .937 gold content. For the Gold American Eagle coin, the US Mint increased gold content for the first time ever to 22-karat gold. Today, the 2017 1 oz Gold American Buffalo Coin is available online at Silver.com.
- Arrives in a protective flip or mint tubes for quantities of 20.
- 11th issue of the Gold American Buffalo coin!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 pure gold in BU condition.,
- Face value of $50 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Obverse includes the image of a Native American chieftain.
- Reverse bears the Black Diamond bison design.
Each 2017 1 oz Gold American Buffalo Coin is available from Silver.com today in BU condition. Coins in BU condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice minor flaws ranging from breaks in the luster and spotted surfaces to contact marks from the coining process.
Gold American Buffalo coins were released in 2006 for the first time by the US Mint, and marked the first ever release of a 24-karat gold coin from the United States Mint. Like other major bullion programs, you’ll notice that the Gold American Buffalo uses an iconic American coin design.
The Buffalo Nickel from James Earle Fraser was designed in 1913 based upon Fraser’s experiences growing up in the Upper Midwest. He chose the design of a Native American chieftain on the obverse, with a North American bison on the reverse.
On the obverse of the 2017 1 oz Gold American Buffalo coin you’ll find Fraser’s original image of a Native American chieftain. This right-profile portrait was created by Fraser in 1913 by combining the facial features of three real-world native leaders to create a singular image.
The reverse of the 2017 Gold American Buffalo coin features a North American bison. Fraser created this bison based upon the image of Black Diamond, a resident bison of the Central Park Zoo in New York City at the turn of the 20th century.
All Gold American Buffalo coins are struck at the West Point Mint facility in New York state, and there is a proof version of the coin produced each year along with these Gold American Buffalo bullion coins.
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