The American Gold Buffalo was the first coin from the United States Mint ever to be struck using 24-karat, .9999 pure gold. The American Gold Eagle was the mints first coin to surpass the .900 purity level in more than 150 years, but the American Gold Buffalo stands as the purest coin ever produced by the mint. Right now, the 2017 1 oz American Gold Buffalo Coin is available to purchase online with perfect certification courtesy of JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective plastic slab from the NGC.
- 12th-ever issue of American Gold Buffalo coins since 2006!
- Limited availability of graded coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
- Bears a face value of $50 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a grade of Mint State 70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Early Release specimen.
- Obverse features James Earle Frasers Native American design.
- Frasers Black Diamond bison depiction on the reverse.
American Gold Buffalo coins debuted in 2006 as the first-ever release of 24-karat gold coins from the United States Mint. The coins were initially available in bullion and proof versions, with talk of expanding the lineup to include fractional weight coins. Only the proof program has since had reliable production of fractional weight coins however.
On the obverse of the American Gold Buffalo coin is the left-profile portrait of a Native American chieftain. The image does not represent a singular individual, but rather, was designed by James Earle Fraser using a combination of facial features from numerous early 20th century Native Americans.
The reverse of each 2017 1 oz American Gold Buffalo coin includes the depiction of Black Diamond. This bison was a resident of the Central Park Zoo in New York City in the early 20th century, and served as inspiration for Fraser’s design.
Both designs on the American Gold Buffalo were created in 1913 by James Earle Fraser for the nation’s five-cent piece, which became known as the Buffalo Nickel. Fraser, a native of Winona, Minnesota, grew up in the American Midwest and Plains and used his early childhood experiences as influence for his design of the Buffalo Nickel.
All 2017 1 oz American Gold Buffalo Coins listed here today are perfect specimens according to the NGC. Coins with an MS70 grade feature full, original mint luster and bear no detracting flaws of any kind. As Early Release coins, these arrived at the NGC for certification within the first 30 days of the issue date for 2017 Gold Buffalos set by the United States Mint.
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