The 2016 release of the American Gold Buffalo coin marked the 10th anniversary of the nation’s first 24-karat gold coin, and now the coin enters a new era with its annual mintage now certified by an Act of Congress that established the American Gold Buffalo as the nation’s official 24-karat annual release gold bullion coin. The 2017 1 oz American Gold Buffalo Coin is available online today with a perfect certification through JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective plastic slab from the PCGS.
- 12th-ever issue of American Gold Buffalo coins since 2006!
- Limited availability of graded coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
- Issued a face value of $50 (USD) by the United States.
- Bears a grade of Mint State 70 from the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- First Strike specimen.
- Obverse features James Earle Fraser’s Native American design.
- Fraser’s Black Diamond bison depiction on the reverse.
Fraser was a native of Winona, Minnesota, and he grew up on the northern plains of the US, following around his father and working with him. His Buffalo Nickel depiction included images of a Native American chieftain that was created through the combination of facial features from real-world tribal leaders of his day. The other image includes that of a bison, inspired by a real-life resident of the Central Park Zoo.
On the obverse of the 2017 1 oz American Gold Buffalo coin is the image of a Native American chieftain, captured in right-profile relief. Fraser’s design debuted on the Buffalo Nickel in 1913, and remained in use until 1938.
The reverse of the 2017 1 oz American Gold Buffalo coin includes the image of Black Diamond. Though not an exact replication, Fraser’s left-profile depiction of an American bison was inspired by Black Diamond, a resident buffalo at New York City’s Central Park Zoo in the early 20th century.
All 2017 1 oz American Gold Buffalo coins in this product listing have Mint State 70 grades from the PCGS. Coins in this condition are considered perfect specimens and feature full, original mint luster with no detracting flaws of any kind on the surface areas of the coin. First Strike coins are those which arrive at the PCGS or an approved third-party facility within the first 30 days of 2017 issue by the United States Mint for these coins.
Like many other annual release coins, these American Gold Buffalo coins are produced by the United States Mint at the West Point Mint facility, which has handled the production of these coins exclusively since 2006.
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