The Gold American Buffalo coin may not be the official gold bullion coin of the United States, but it does hold a special place in American history. From 1837 until 1986 when the Gold American Eagle was struck, the United States Mint produced all of its gold coins with a fineness of .900 gold. Today, the 2016 1 oz Gold American Buffalo continues to break the mold, and is available on Silver.com in perfect condition.
- 10th anniversary of the Gold Buffalo bullion coin!
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the PCGS.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .9999 fine gold.
- Issued a face value of $50 (USD) by the United States government.
- Graded Mint State 70 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Designed in 1913 by James Earle Fraser.
- Featured on the Buffalo Nickel from 1913 to 1938.
James Earle Fraser was an American artist and sculptor who was born in Winona, Minnesota, and grew up on the prairies and grasslands of the American Midwest. His upbringing inspired many of the designs he would create during his lifetime, including the Buffalo Nickel for the United States Mint.
Commissioned by the administration of President William H. Taft, Fraser redesigned the nation’s five-cent piece with stunning imagery reminiscent of his upbringing in the Midwest. His Native American profile portrait was inspired by the facial features of actual tribal leaders, and the bison that once dominated the frontiers adorned the reverse of his nickel.
Today, Silver.com offers the 2016 Gold American Buffalo coin as a perfect specimen, according to the PCGS. Each coin has its full, original luster from the mint and lacks any detracting flaws on the surface.
On the reverse you’ll find Fraser’s image of Black Diamond, the bison who inspired his original design. The obverse bears the right-profile portrait of a Native American chieftain. Both images appeared on the Buffalo Nickel throughout its production history.
The Gold American Buffalo was introduced in 2006 by the US Mint, making these coins part of the 10th anniversary striking. The Gold Buffalo bullion coin is the first in American history struck using .9999 fine gold.
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