In 1913, James Earle Fraser created new obverse and reverse designs for the US nickel. This coin design became one of the most beloved in American history and was in use until 1938. The original design was known as either the Buffalo Nickel or Indian Nickel, with its visuals revived in 2006 for the first-ever 24-karat American gold coin. Now, 2023-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Buffalo Coins are available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion in perfect condition.
- Coins arrive in PCGS protective slabs!
- 18th issue of Proof American Gold Buffalo Coins!
- Special signed label in the slab!
- Limited original issue of 16,000 coins!
- Limited availability of certified perfect coins!
- 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.
- DCAM designation.
- Advanced Release.
- Obverse depicts an indigenous figure.
- Reverse features the American bison.
- Comes with a W mint mark from the West Point Mint.
James Earle Fraser’s design for the 1913 Buffalo Nickel replaced the Liberty Nickel. This image is widely regarded as the best design ever featured on the US nickel. It was among the first pieces of American currency to feature indigenous figures in its design and themes, with the American bison prominent on the reverse.
Once nearing extinction, efforts to conserve and restore bison populations have been successful in North America. Organizations, national parks, and private ranches have played a crucial role in bringing bison back from the brink of extinction. Today, there are approximately 500,000 bison in North America, with both wild and managed herds contributing to their recovery. Bison conservation is an important part of preserving the ecological and cultural heritage of the continent.
In the obverse design of the 2023-W 1 oz Proof Gold Buffalo is a depiction of an indigenous figure. Fraser created this design through the combination of facial features from three prominent tribal elders in 20th-century America.
For the reverse face of 2023-W Proof American Gold Buffalos, the US Mint features Fraser’s image of the American bison. The largest land mammal in North America, the bison is shown here in left-profile relief on a mound of dirt and grass.
These 2023-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Buffalo Coins are available in perfect condition. PR70 coins showcase full, original mint luster and no flaws. DCAM proofs have strong, frosted designs and deeply-mirrored, clear fields. Advanced Release coins are those received for grading within 30 days of issue by the mint. The label in this slab bears the signature of Thomas S. Cleveland, the US Mint’s Master Designer in the Artistic Infusion Program.
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