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. Today, the 2017 1 oz Proof American Gold Buffalo Coin is available to you online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a hardwood box with Certificate of Authenticity from the United States Mint.
- 11th year of issue for Proof American Gold Buffalo coins!
- Contains 1 troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
- Face value of $50 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Designed originally in 1913 by James Earle Fraser.
- Obverse features the right-profile portrait of a Native American leader.
- Reverse depicts Black Diamond.
- Bears the “W” mint mark of the West Point Mint.
James Earle Fraser’s original Buffalo Nickel design was used on the nation’s five-cent piece from 1913 to 1938, and it delivered on some of Fraser’s childhood experiences. A native of Winona, Minnesota, Fraser grew up migrating across the Upper Midwest and Plains with his father, experiencing all that the frontier had to offer in the late 19th century.
All 2017 1 oz Proof American Gold Buffalo Coins in this listing arrive inside of an elegant hardwood box courtesy of the United States Mint, which offers protection during shipping and a magnificent way to display your new proof gold coin for years to come.
Included with your purchase is an individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity from the United States Mint. For 2017 Gold Buffalo coins, the US Mint has set no maximum mintage and no household order limit. If you’re going to buy gold, this is the time to do it!
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.
All American Gold Buffalo coins are a product of the West Point Mint in the United States Mint system, and feature a “W” mint mark on the obverse side of the coin behind the Native American chieftain’s portrait.
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