The purest gold for sale from the United States Mint each year is the Gold American Buffalo coin. Offered in bullion and proof versions, the collectible Proof Gold American Buffalo is a popular option for collectors of American gold coins. Today, 2019-W 1 oz Proof Gold American Buffalo Coins are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you inside of a wooden box from the US Mint with an included Certificate of Authenticity!
- 14th release of Proof Gold American Buffalo coins!
- No mintage cap set by the US Mint!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold.
- The face value of $50 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- On the obverse side is a portrait of an indigenous figure.
- The reverse includes a depiction of an American bison.
- Inspired by James Earle Fraser’s Type I Buffalo Nickel design.
- Includes the “W” mint mark of the West Point Mint.
The Buffalo Nickel coin was designed for the United States Mint in 1913 by James Earle Fraser. Having grown up in Minnesota and traveling across the American Plains in his youth, Fraser sought inspiration from his life in this region when designing the coin. His Type I design appeared only on the 1913 Buffalo Nickels, with the primary change that took place later focused on minimizing the size of the mound of dirt beneath the bison on the reverse.
All of these 2019-W 1 oz Proof Gold American Buffalo Coins include a hardwood box from the United States Mint. The wooden box has a matte finish with a leather-like insert to house the coin. Proof Gold American Buffalo coins each come with a Certificate of Authenticity.
The obverse face of 2019 Proof Gold American Buffalo Coins features the right-profile image of an indigenous tribal figure. The portrait captures a stoic individual with braided hair and two feathers woven into it. The word “Liberty” is inscribed on this side, along with the date mark, Fraser’s “F” initial, and the “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint.
On the reverse side of 2019-W 1 oz Proof Gold Buffalo Coins is the image of Black Diamond. This is the bison that inspired the design from Fraser. Black Diamond was a resident of the Central Park Zoo in New York City in the early 20th century and in this Type I-inspired design, you’ll notice the mound of dirt the bison stands on is higher than later designs of the original Buffalo Nickel coins.
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