The Proof Gold American Buffalo coin is part of the larger Gold Buffalo series that includes a bullion version of the coin as well. America’s first-ever 24-karat gold coin, the Gold Buffalo features designs from the iconic Buffalo Nickel which was designed in 1913 by James Earle Fraser and featured on the five-cent piece through 1938. Today, the 2014-W 1 oz Proof Gold American Buffalo Coin is available in near-perfect condition online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the PCGS.
- Availability of certified coins is limited!
- Ninth release of the Gold American Buffalo!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold.
- Face value of $50 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Graded PR69 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Deep-cameo finish!
- First Strike designation!
- Obverse includes the Native American chieftain from the Buffalo Nickel.
- Reverse bears the image of a Bison.
- Features a “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint.
Each 2014 Proof Gold American Buffalo coin listed here is a near-perfect proof specimen according to the PCGS. Gold coins with a PR69 grade have full, original mint luster and a maximum of two minor detracting flaws on the surface area. These are limited to minuscule contact marks or hairlines.
DCAM, or deep-cameo, gold coins have a beautiful finish beyond that of the average proof. These coins have strong, frosted features on the raised design sets of the coin, which contrast beautifully with the deeply-mirrored, clear background fields of the coin’s surfaces.
First Strike coins are those which arrived at the PCGS within a certain timeframe for certification. To qualify, they must arrive from the US Mint within 30 days of the release date that was set for 2014 Gold American Buffalo coins.
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 2014-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.
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