When it comes to available coins from the United States Mint, the American Gold Buffalo is preferred by many looking to buy gold that is of the highest purity. The first-ever coin from the mint with 24-karat gold, the Gold Buffalo series of bullion and proof coins is now an established annual-release coin from the US Mint. The 2017 1 oz Proof American Gold Buffalo Coin is available to you today online from JM Bullion in perfect condition!
- Arrives in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the PCGS.
- 11th issue of the American Gold Buffalo proof!
- Contains 1 troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
- Issued a face value of $50 (USD) by the United States.
- Bears a grade of PR70 from the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- First Strike designation.
- Available as a Deep-cameo product.
- Features James Earle Frasers Indian Head/Buffalo Nickel design.
- Originally created in 1913.
- W mint mark of the West Point Mint.
The designs for the American Gold Buffalo were originally created in 1913 by James Earle Fraser for the nation’s five-cent piece, which became known as the Buffalo Nickel. This point in American coining history was characterized by a massive push to redesign all of the nations circulation coinage with distinctly American imagery. 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.
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.
Each 2017 1 oz Proof American Gold Buffalo in this product listing earned a perfect proof grade from the PCGS. Coins with a PR70 grade exhibit full, original mint luster and lack all detracting flaws on the surfaces. As a First Strike coin, the PCGS guarantees each of these coins arrived for certification within the first 30 days of the release date for 2017-issue coins as set by the United States Mint.
All of the American Gold Buffalo proof coins include a W mint mark on the reverse face of the coin. Signifying their origin at the West Point Mint, the mint mark is in the lower-left field of the design behind the Native American portrait.
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