Theres only one coin that can claim to be the first 24-karat gold product from the United States Mint, and its the American Gold Buffalo. Introduced in 2006, and celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2016, the American Gold Buffalo coin both the first-ever and only gold coin from the US Mint to feature .9999 pure gold content. Today, the 2016-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Buffalo Coin is available to you online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective plastic slab from the PCGS.
- 10th anniversary of the American Gold Buffalo!
- 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 PR69 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- DCAM finish.
- Designed originally in 1913 by James Earle Fraser.
- Obverse features the right-profile portrait of a Native American leader.
- Reverse depicts image of a Bison.
- Includes a W mint mark of the West Point Mint.
James Earle Frasers classic Buffalo Nickel design from 1913 was chosen as the inspiration for the countrys first-ever 24-karat gold coin. The American Gold Buffalo debuted in 2006, making these 2016 coins part of the 10th anniversary.
The 2016-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Buffalo Coins listed here today are PR69 certified by the PCGS. Gold coins with this certification feature full, original mint luster and a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. These are limited in scope to minuscule hairlines or contact marks, and in range to the areas outside the primary focal points of the coins surface.
DCAM coins are special proofs with added visual brilliance. Deep-cameo refers to the intense contrast between the strong, frosted finish of the design features on the coin and the deeply-mirrored, clear background field. The resulting effect gives the design features the appearance of floating above the coins background surface.
On the obverse of the 2016 1 oz 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.
All American Gold Buffalo coins are struck by the United States Mint at its West Point Mint facility in New York. Only these Proof American Gold Buffalo specimens carry a W mint mark to identify the mint as the producer.
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