America’s purest gold coin is the Gold American Buffalo. Introduced in 2006, the Gold American Buffalo was the first from the United States Mint to feature .9999 fine gold content. These 24-karat gold coins are coveted as much for their purity as the beautiful designs featured on the obverse and reverse faces. The 2018-W 1 oz Proof Gold American Buffalo Coins are currently available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Coins ship to you inside of protective display boxes and include a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Thirteenth issue year for the Gold American Buffalo coins!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold.
- Issued a face value of $50 (USD) by the United States.
- Obverse bears the image of a Native American individual.
- The reverse depicts an American bison, otherwise known as a buffalo.
- Designs originally created by James Earle Fraser.
- “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint.
The Gold American Buffalo Coin follows the path of the American Eagle coins offered before it since 1986. Those bullion coins from the United States Mint revived beautiful, historic circulation coin designs from the US. The Buffalo Nickel created in 1913 by James Earle Fraser was the inspiration for the Gold American Buffalo coin.
James Earle Fraser was born and raised in Winona, Minnesota, and often followed his father on his work travels. Fraser’s father worked as an engineer for the railroads laying down track across the Plains and Upper Midwest, exposing him to life on the frontier of post-Civil War America. Fraser used his childhood inspiration in the design of the Buffalo Nickel, which was in circulation from 1913 to 1938.
On the obverse of 2018-W 1 oz Proof Gold American Buffalo Coins from the United States Mint is the image of a Native America. This right-profile portrait is said to be a combination of the facial features from three chieftains of the early 20th century: Big Tree, Iron Tail, and Two Moons. Included inscriptions feature “Liberty,” the year of issue “2018,” and the “W” mint mark of the West Point Mint.
The reverse side of 2018 Proof Gold American Buffalo Coin bears the image of an American bison. The buffalo was of vital importance to the existence of Plains tribes in the United States. The buffalo provided everything from hide for housing, fur for clothing, and meat for sustenance.
These 2018-W 1 oz Proof Gold American Buffalo Coins are available to you inside the hardwood display box of the United States Mint and come with an included Certificate of Authenticity.
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