The Buffalo Nickel is one of Americas greatest coin designs from circulation coinage history. Created in 1913 by James Earle Fraser, this iconic design for the five-cent piece was in circulation in the United States through 1938. Today it is the face of the American Gold Buffalo series, a 24-karat gold bullion coin from the US Mint. Right now, the 2013-W 1 oz Reverse Proof American Gold Buffalo Coin is available to purchase online from JM Bullion in perfect condition!
- Arrives in a protective plastic slab from the NGC with retro black label.
- 8th release of the American Gold Buffalo coin!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
- Bears a face value of $50 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a grade of PF70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Obverse features the image of a Native American chieftain.
- Reverse includes the Black Diamond design of a bison.
- Includes the W mint mark of the West Point Mint.
- Designed by James Earle Fraser.
Each of the 2013-W Reverse Proof Gold Buffalo coins in this product listing is a perfect proof specimen according to the NGC. Coins with a PF70 grade exhibit full, original mint luster and lack any manner of detracting flaws on the surface areas of the coin.
These 2013 American Gold Buffalo Proof coins were struck as reverse proofs in a special release to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Frasers original Buffalo Nickel design. Fraser grew up in Winona, Minnesota and used his life on the plains of the Upper Midwest as inspiration for the nickels coin design.
A reverse proof coin has the same features as a typical proof, with one notable exception. The application of those standard proof features is reversed, with the design sets bearing a deeply-mirrored, clear finish and the background field exhibiting a strong, frosted matte appearance.
On the obverse of the 2013-W 1 oz Reverse Proof American Gold Buffalo youll find the image of a Native American chieftain, captured in right-profile relief and featuring the same engraving of Liberty found on the original Buffalo Nickels.
The reverse of the coin features a depiction of Black Diamond, the animal that inspired Frasers buffalo design. Black Diamond was a resident bison at the Central Park Zoo in New York City during the early 20th century.
As noted by the W mint mark on the obverse face of the coin behind the profile portrait of the Native American chieftain, these coins are a product of the West Point Mint facility in New York.
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