Proof Gold American Buffalo coins are part of the Gold Buffalo collection from the United States Mint. With .9999 fine gold content, the Gold Buffalo is the purest gold coin produced at the US Mint and it features one of America’s many brilliant, historic coin designs. Right now, 1 oz Proof Gold American Buffalo Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com with PCGS or NGC certification.
- Ships to you inside of a protective plastic slab from the PCGS or NGC!
- Available from the US Mint since 2006!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold.
- Bears a face value of $50 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Bears a Grade of Proof 69 from the Professional Coin Grading Service or Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Obverse design of a Native American from the Buffalo Nickel.
- Reverse features the American bison, Black Diamond, also from the Buffalo Nickel.
- Available from varied years with varied labels.
Each 1 oz Proof Gold American Buffalo coin in this listing is available to you as a near-perfect specimen from the PCGS or NGC. Coins in Proof 69 condition exhibit full, original mint luster with a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. With this grade, those flaws are limited to minuscule contact marks or hairlines found only outside of the primary focal areas of the coin.
Gold American Buffalo coins debuted in 2006 with bullion and proof options. The proof coins briefly had a fractional-weight offering as well, with ½, ¼, and 1/10 oz coins offered in 2008. The Great Recession halted all proof coinage from the US Mint in 2009, with the exception of the Gold Buffalo. However, only its 1 oz gold option was struck and fractional weights have not been offered since.
In this Silver.com listing you’ll receive a 1 oz Proof Gold American Buffalo coin from a varied year of issue. You’ll also find a varied label attached within the slab. These labels range from First Strike and Early Release to Deep-Cameo/Ultra-Cameo. The FS/ER labels denote the timing of the coins’ arrival for certification, which must have occurred during the first 30 days following initial release. The latter two identify the beautiful finish as possessing frosted designs over clear background fields.
On the obverse of all Gold American Buffalo coins is the right-profile portrait of a Native American. Created in 1913 by James Earle Fraser, this image is the result of a combination of facial features and characteristics from several Native American leaders of the early 20th century, rather than an exact portrait of one individual.
The reverse of 1 oz Proof Gold American Buffalo coins includes the image of Black Diamond. This American bison was a resident of New York City’s Central Park Zoo in the early 20th century, and served as inspiration for Fraser’s design.
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