2008-W 1/2 oz Gold American Buffalo Coins MS70 - Silver.com™
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2008-W 1/2 oz Gold American Buffalo Coins MS70 (Varied Label, PCGS or NGC)

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Introduced in 2008, the Gold American Buffalo is the nation’s first-ever 24-karat gold coin. The coins are traditionally offered in 1 oz gold in a BU and a Proof version. In 2008, there was a one-time release of fractional-ounce coins in the series in two different versions. 2008 also saw a one-time release of a Burnished Gold American Buffalo. Now, 2008-W 1/2 oz Gold American Buffalos in perfect condition are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.

Coin Highlights:

  • Coin ships to you in the PCGS or NGC protective plastic slab!
  • First-ever Burnished Gold Buffalo!
  • Initial mintage limited to 16,908 coins only!
  • Availability of certified perfect coins is limited!
  • Consists of One-half Troy Ounce of .9999 fine gold.
  • Issued a face value of $20 (USD) by the United States.
  • The obverse features the stoic indigenous figure.
  • On the reverse is the American bison.
  • Comes with a “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint.
  • Please keep in mind varied labels are possible and could match when buying more than one coin.

The Gold Buffalo bullion coin was introduced in 2006 as the United States Mint celebrated the 20th anniversary of the American Eagle Series of gold and silver coins. While those coins gained a burnished option for investors, the Gold Buffalo debuted with 1 oz BU and Proof coins and a design inspired by the historic Buffalo Nickel.

James Earle Fraser designed the images for the Buffalo Nickel coin back in 1913 and his imagery was approved for the nickel by the Taft Administration that same year. Fraser’s images of a stoic indigenous figure on the obverse and an American bison on the reverse were used to replace the Liberty Head nickel that had been in use for 30 years.

The obverse of the 2008-W 1/2 oz Burnished Gold American Buffalo coin features a right-profile bust of a Native American. Fraser created this portrait of a stoic figure using the facial features of three real-life tribal leaders of his era to develop the design.

On the reverse side of 2008-W 1/2 oz Burnished Gold Buffalos is an image of Black Diamond, a resident bison of the Central Park Zoo in New York City. The American bison is the largest living land mammal in North America and is shown in this design in left-profile relief as it stands on a mound of dirt.

Your 2008-W 1/2 oz Burnished Gold American Buffalo comes with a perfect Mint State 70 certification from either the PCGS or NGC. These coins showcase full, original mint luster and no detracting flaws of any kind. Silver.com selects your coin at random once your payment has been processed. We cannot guarantee whether the PCGS or NGC graded the specific coin you receive, nor can we guarantee if the coin will have additional labels. Please remember you could get coins with matching labels if you purchase more than one.

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Additional information

Weight 0.50000 oz

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Brand: US Mint

Condition: New (Brilliant Uncirculated)

Mint: US Mint

Gold Content: .5 Troy Ounce

Diameter: 27 mm

Purity: .9999 Fine Gold (24k)

Face Value: $25 USD

Images shown are examples only. Actual item appearance is subject to change, but will always correlate with title and description.

Lowest Price: $2257.67

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