The American Gold Buffalo was the first coin from the United States Mint to ever feature a gold purity of .9999 fineness. United States Mint coins struck from 1837 to 1986 featured a maximum purity of .900. The American Gold Eagle’s 22-karat gold content changed that in 1986, and the American Gold Buffalo changed it all again in 2006. Right now, the 2014-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Buffalo Coin is available to purchase online from JM Bullion in near-perfect condition!
- Arrives in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the PCGS.
- Limited availability of only 261 certified coins!
- 9th release of the American Gold Buffalo!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
- Bears a face value of $50 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a grade of PR69 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Deep-cameo finish!
- First Strike designation!
- Obverse includes the Native American chieftain from the Buffalo Nickel.
- Reverse bears the image of a Bison.
- Features a “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint.
Each 2014 Proof American Gold Buffalo coin listed here is a near-perfect proof specimen according to the PCGS. Gold coins with a PR69 grade have full, original mint luster and a maximum of two minor detracting flaws on the surface area. These are limited to miniscule contact marks or hairlines.
DCAM, or deep-cameo, gold coins have a beautiful finish beyond that of the average proof. These coins have strong, frosted features on the raised design sets of the coin, which contrast beautifully with the deeply-mirrored, clear background fields of the coin’s surfaces.
First Strike coins are those which arrived at the PCGS within a certain timeframe for certification. To qualify, they must arrive from the US Mint within 30 days of the release date that was set for 2014 American Gold Buffalo coins.
On the obverse of each coin you’ll find the right-profile portrait of a tribal leader, exactly as Fraser created it in 1913 for the Buffalo Nickel. His depiction of a Native American chieftain combined the facial features and characteristics of three real-life tribal elders in the early 20th century.
The reverse of the 2014-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Buffalo coin has the image of Black Diamond, a resident bison of the Central Park Zoo in New York City at the turn of the 20th century. Fraser’s inspiration for both the obverse and reverse design of the original Buffalo Nickel came from his childhood growing up in Minnesota and exploring the plains of the Upper Midwest with his father.
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