The American Gold Buffalo was a record-breaking coin when it was introduced by the United States Mint in 2006. For the first time in American history, the US Mint had struck a 24-karat gold coin containing .9999 pure gold. These coins remain a popular option for investors and collectors each year, with bullion and proof versions available. Today, you can purchase a 1 oz American Gold Buffalo Coin with MS69 grade from the NGC or PCGS online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective plastic slab from the NGC or PCGS!
- Introduced in 2006!
- Limited availability of certified coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
- Face value of $50 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Graded Mint State 69 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation or Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Obverse features the Native American chieftain in right-profile relief.
- Reverse includes Black Diamond, the buffalo inspiration for the design.
- Original design from 1913 by James Earle Fraser.
James Earle Fraser redesigned the nation’s five-cent piece in 1913, creating a coin known as the Buffalo Nickel. On the obverse, he featured the right-profile portrait of a Native American chieftain, said to have been crafted from the facial features of three different tribal leaders of the early 20th century.
On the reverse of all Buffalo Nickel coins, the left-profile image of a massive buffalo. Known as the American bison, this particular beast was created with Black Diamond as its inspiration. That bison was a resident of New York City’s Central Park Zoo in the early years of the 20th century. The 1 oz American Gold Buffalo bullion coin refined and reimagined Fraser’s design in 2006, using it each year of the release.
All 1 oz American Gold Buffalo Coins in this listing have an MS69 grade. This was issued by either the PCGS or NGC for this listing and indicates a coin with full, original mint luster. Mint State 69 coins are near-perfect, with a maximum of two minor detracting flaws possible on the coin’s surface areas. These are typically limited to minuscule hairlines or contact marks outside the primary focal areas.
Further, these coins available today come from random years of production and have random labels in the packaging. Gold bullion Gold Buffalo coins have been struck every year since 2006, with that introductory year offering the highest mintage at 337,012 and the lowest coming in 2012 at 100,000 coins.
The random labels available come from the PCGS and NGC, and include options such as First Strike/Early Release. These indicate coins that were originally received for grading in their year of release within the first 30 days of issue by the US Mint.
JM Bullion cannot guarantee the year of issue or label on your 1 oz American Gold Buffalo coin. That will be determined by availability in the warehouse when your order is fulfilled for shipping. Please contact us at 800-276-6508, chat with us live online, or email us with questions.