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    1 oz American Gold Buffalo Coin (Random Year)

    As low as $99.99 per coin over spot!

    The American Gold Buffalo is one of the newest annual bullion products from the United States Mint. Introduced in 2006 as the first .9999 pure 24-karat gold coins from the US Mint, the program followed many of the tenets of American coin design in the modern era. The US Mint revived a classic design from the early 20th century for us... Read More

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    20-99 $2,476.71 $2,502.51 $2,579.91
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    2024 1 oz American Gold Buffalo Coin (BU)

    As low as $119.99 per oz over spot!

    America’s leading 24-karat gold coin is the American Gold Buffalo. Though the US Mint offers a variety of commemorative gold coins each year with .9999 purity, the Gold Buffalo is the only annual-release gold bullion coin of its kind at the US Mint. Today, 2024 1 oz American Gold Buffalo Coins are available to you online at JM Bull... Read More

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    2023 1 oz American Gold Buffalo Coin (BU)

    As low as $129.99 per oz over spot!

    The American Gold Buffalo Coin is a beautiful 24-karat gold piece from the United States Mint. Introduced in 2006, the coin is the first-ever 24-karat gold coin to be issued on an annual basis by the US Mint and it revives a popular coin design from the 20th century. Right now, 2023 1 oz American Gold Buffalo Coins are available to p... Read More

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    2024 1 oz American Gold Buffalo Coin (MintID, AES-128 Encrypted)

    As low as $139.99 per coin over spot!

    One of the most secure options available for investing in gold bullion comes courtesy of MintID packaging. Popular coins like the American Gold Buffalo and American Gold Eagle are available each year with MintID security cards that feature AES-128 encryption o... Read More

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    2006 1 oz American Gold Buffalo Coin

    In 2006, the US Mint introduced the American Gold Buffalo coin series. This series marks the first .9999 pure gold (24 karat gold) coins produced by the US Mint. This series is in addition to the existing American Eagle Gold coin series, which is struck in 22 karat gold. The Gold Buffalos are investment-grade coins, guaranteed by the US government. While having a $50 face value, this is deemed to be largely symbolic, as the value of the gold they... Read More

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    1 oz Proof American Gold Buffalo Coin (Random Year, Capsules Only)

    Any quantity available for $146.99 per coin over spot!

    The American Gold Buffalo Coin’s introduction in 2006 was a monumental occasion for the United States Mint. Since its founding in 1792, the purest gold coin ever released by the US Mint was 22-karat gold, or .9167 content. The American Gold Buffalo coins wer... Read More

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    2014 1 oz American Gold Buffalo Coin (BU)

    Please be aware that these coins ship in the exact condition as we receive them from the US Mint. We do not cherry-pick any coins for grading or purchase any second-hand material, so you can be sure the coins you receive will be in brand new condition and ship in mint-sealed plastic sheets of 20. Non-mint lot quantities will ship in their original mint sealed plastic casing. While the American Gold Eagle may be the most popular US Mint gold co... Read More

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    2020 1 oz American Gold Buffalo Coin

    The American Gold Buffalo is the purest gold coin ever offered by the United States Mint and the only one of its kind produced annually by the mint. Gold Buffalo coins are similar to the other annual bullion coins from the American Eagle Series in that it uses the same design on the obverse and reverse in each year. Right now, 2020 1 oz American Gold Buffalo Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion. Coin Highlights: Arrives ... Read More

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    2015 1 oz American Gold Buffalo Coin (BU)

    Any quantity available for $154.99 per oz over spot!

    The 2015 1 oz American Gold Buffalo Coin is the latest release from the popular US Mint series and is available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. Each coin has been minted with one troy ounce of .9999 pure gold and has a $50 USD face value. Originally introduced in 2006, the American Gold Buffalo was the first 24k gold coin to be ... Read More

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    2013 1 oz American Gold Buffalo

    Any quantity available for $154.99 per oz over spot!

    Introducing the American Gold Buffalo Coin series. While this US Mint gold coin program may not be as popular as the American Gold Eagle, these coins were the first to be made with a .9999 pure gold purity. These coins also feature a modified design of James Earle Fraser's Indian Head Nickel, one of the most beautiful designs ever st... Read More

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    2022 1 oz American Gold Buffalo Coin (BU)

    Any quantity available for $154.99 per coin over spot!

    There is only one gold coin from the United States Mint that is issued annually with 24-karat gold content. The American Gold Buffalo was the nation’s first-ever 24-karat gold coin and remains the only one that is issued every year. The coins in this series feature the same designs on the obverse and reverse each year. Now, 2022 1 ... Read More

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    2008 1 oz American Gold Buffalo Coin

    This marks the third year of the American Gold Buffalo coin series. The Gold Buffalos are the first coins the US Mint has produced in .9999 pure gold (24 karat gold). Offered only in one ounce size, with their weight, content, and purity guaranteed, they are investment-grade coins. In 2008, the US Mint also produced Proof and Uncirculated collector versions of the Gold Buffalos, each offered in 4 different weights. All Gold Buffalo coins are stru... Read More

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    2011 1 oz American Gold Buffalo Coin

    Few coins have garnered the respect and popularity of the American Gold Buffalo. Initially released by The United States Mint on June 20th, 2006, this coin has since then been issued every single year with the same iconic design. It is both a beautiful coin and the only 24-karat gold product the US Mint issues on an annual basis. The 2011 1 oz American Gold Buffalo Coin is currently available to you online for purchase from JM Bullion. Coin Hi... Read More

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    2010 1 oz American Gold Buffalo Coin

    Few coins are as recognizable and popular as the American gold Buffalo. First issued in 2006 as part of Public Law 109-145, these coins feature the iconic indigenous tribal figure who appeared on Buffalo nickels from 1913 to 1938. The Gold Buffalo became an instant hit and has been released every single year by the United States Mint since. Right now, 2010 1 oz American Gold Buffalo Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion. Coin ... Read More

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    2009 1 oz American Gold Buffalo Coin

    The American Gold Buffalo coin series is now in its fourth year. They are offered only in a one-ounce size and are investment grade, with their weight, content, and purity guaranteed by the US government. The Gold Buffalos are the first coins the US Mint has produced in .9999 pure gold. After offering Proof and Uncirculated coins in 4 different weights in 2008, these were dropped in 2009. The Bullion and Proof 1 oz Gold Buffalo coins are struck a... Read More

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    2007 1 oz American Gold Buffalo Coin

    This is the second year of the American Gold Buffalo coin series. Again they were offered only in the one ounce size, in both bullion and proof coins. The Gold Buffalos are the first and only coins the US Mint has produced in .9999 pure gold (24 karat gold). With their weight, content, and purity guaranteed by the US government, the Gold Buffalos are investment-grade gold bullion coins. As was expected, sales of the bullion coins declined about 6... Read More

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    2012 1 oz American Gold Buffalo Coin

    This marks the seventh year of the American Gold Buffalo coin series. They continue to be offered in only the one ounce size and are investment grade, with their weight, content, and purity guaranteed by the US government. The Gold Buffalos are required by law to be struck from US-sourced gold within one year of the mining date of the gold. The Bullion and Proof 1 oz Gold Buffalo coins are both struck at the West Point Mint, with only the Proof v... Read More

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    2017 1 oz American Gold Buffalo Coin (BU)

    Any quantity available for $174.99 per oz over spot!

    The first-ever 24-karat gold coin from the United States Mint was the American Gold Buffalo. Based upon the historic Buffalo Nickel design and unveiled in 2006, the American Gold Buffalo coin has a limited maximum mintage each year and was, for a time, the only 24-karat gold coin available to the public from the US Mint. Right now, t... Read More

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    1 oz American Gold Buffalo Coin MS69 (Random Year, Varied Label, PCGS or NGC)

    Any quantity available for $176.99 per oz over spot!

    The American Gold Buffalo was a record-breaking coin when it was introduced by the United States Mint in 2006. For the first time in American history, the US Mint had struck a 24-karat gold coin containing .9999 pure gold. These coins remain a popular option f... Read More

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    1 oz American Gold Buffalo Coin MS70 (Random Year, Varied Label, PCGS or NGC)

    The purest gold coin available from the United States Mint is the American Gold Buffalo. While other coins have subsequently been released with 24-karat gold content, the 2006 debut of the Gold Buffalo marked the first-ever release of an American gold coin with .9999 pure gold content. Right now, 1 oz American Gold Buffalo Coins are available to purchase from JM Bullion in... Read More

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    1 oz Proof American Gold Buffalo Coin (Random Year, Box + CoA)

    Any quantity available for $196.99 per oz over spot!

    PLEASE NOTE - these are random year coins based on our inventory, and may come in the alternate box. The United States Mint was founded in 1792 by the Coinage Act of 1792 and began issuing the first US gold coins in 1794. For the next 210 years, the United ... Read More

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    2010-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Buffalo Coin (Box + CoA)

    Inspired by historic American coinage, the American Gold Buffalo follows in the footsteps of the American Eagle Series while also charting its own course forward. Introduced in 2006, the American Gold Buffalo is a popular gold coin with buyers around the world. Now, 2010-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Buffalo Coins are available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion. C... Read More

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    2007-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Buffalo Coin (Box + CoA)

    The US Mint’s first 24-karat gold coin, produced in both bullion and proof versions, is the American Gold Buffalo. To protect the beauty and mirror-like finish of the hand-polished Proof coins, the US Mint issues them in protective capsules that are fitted into display-ready boxes. They come complete with a Certificate of Authenticity. While this second year of the Proof... Read More

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    2006-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Buffalo Coin (Box + CoA)

    The American Gold Buffalo Coin is the US Mint’s first 24-karat, purest gold coin. The Mint produces the Gold Buffalo coins in both bullion and proof versions. The beautiful hand-polished Proof coins, with their mirror-like finish, are especially appealing to both collectors and investors. To protect their high-quality cameo finish, the Mint issues them in protective caps... Read More

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    2012-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Buffalo Coin (Box + CoA)

    Any quantity available for $256.99 per oz over spot!

    Proof American Gold Buffalo Coins have been available from the United States Mint since 2006. Introduced alongside the BU version of the coin, the Proof Gold Buffalo is the first-ever 24-karat gold collectible from the United States Mint. Now, 2012-W 1 oz Proo... Read More

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    2011 1 oz Proof American Gold Buffalo Coin (Box + CoA)

    The American Gold Buffalo is an innovative and unique creation from the United States Mint. Its first issue came in 2006. Amongst other American coins in the market, it is the first coin to be stuck out of 24-karat gold. Today, JM Bullion offers you the 2011 1 oz Proof American Gold Buffalo Coin! Coin Highlights: Coin shipped in a presentation box along with a Cert... Read More

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    1 oz Proof American Gold Buffalo Coin PR/PF69 (Random Year, Varied Label, PCGS or NGC)

    If you’re buying gold online, the American Gold Buffalo is the coin from the United States Mint you want to purchase. This .9999 pure gold coin is the only 24-karat annual-release coin from the mint and it features, like many other American bullion coins, a classic design once featured on circulation currency in the United States. ... Read More

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    2014 1 oz Proof American Gold Buffalo Coin (Box + CoA)

    The American Buffalo is America’s first 24-karat gold coin. It is one of the purest gold coins to exist in the nation. First issued by the United States Mint in 2006, the primary purpose of its creation was to compete with other foreign pure gold coins that collectors and investors trusted. The introduction met global acclaim and instant success. Today, JM Bullion offers... Read More

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    2016-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Buffalo Coin (Box + CoA)

    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. The 2016 1 oz Proof American Gold Bu... Read More

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    2017-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Buffalo Coin (Box + CoA)

    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 ... Read More

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    1 oz Proof American Gold Buffalo Coin PR/PF70 (Random Year, Varied Label, PCGS or NGC)

    The American Gold Buffalo coin is unique among the selection of annual-release bullion coins from the United States Mint. First and foremost, it is the purest coin available with a 1 Troy oz content of .9999 pure gold. Additionally, its proof version was the only one among the major bullion programs not to suffer a canceled issue yea... Read More

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    2018-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Buffalo Coin (Box + CoA)

    The American Gold Buffalo coin is one of the purest gold coins ever struck by the United States Mint, and in fact was the first 24-karat gold coin the US Mint ever produced. The American Gold Buffalo coin revives one of the nation’s greatest circulation coin designs with the images from the Buffalo Nickel. Right now, 2018-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Buffalo Coins are avai... Read More

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    2013-W 1 oz Reverse Proof American Gold Buffalo Coin (Box + CoA)

    James Earle Fraser was one of the most popular artists and sculptors of his day in the United States. He had completed many private works of art before the United States Mint tasked him with redesigning the appearance of the nation’s five-cent piece. His iconic Buffalo Nickel design celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2013, and the US Mint showcased it in style. Right no... Read More

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    2013-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Buffalo Coin (Box + CoA)

    The American Gold Buffalo Coin is America’s only 24-karat gold coin offered on an annual basis. Not only is it the only annual-issue American coin with .9999 purity, but it was also the first-ever .9999 pure gold coin from the United States Mint. Right now, 2013-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Buffalo Coins are available to purchase online at JM Bullion. Coin Highlights: ... Read More

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    2023-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Buffalo Coin (Box + CoA)

    There is no purer coin available from the United States Mint than the American Gold Buffalo. Introduced in 2006, this beloved coin is based on the historic 1913 Buffalo Nickel and was America’s first-ever 24-karat gold coin. Right now, 2023-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Buffalo Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion. Coin Highlights: Arrives in a cap... Read More

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    2020-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Buffalo Coin (Box + CoA)

    The American Gold Buffalo is America’s first 24-karat gold coin. Neither the previous circulation gold coins the mint issued from 1794 to 1933 had 24-karat gold, nor the American Gold Eagle introduced in 1986. Available since 2006, the American Gold Buffalo is one of two major gold bullion coins available each year from the US Mint. Right now, 2020-W 1 oz Proof American ... Read More

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    1 oz American Gold Buffalo Tube (Random Year, 20 Coins)

    As low as $99.99 per oz over spot!

    Introduced by the United States Mint in 2006, the American Gold Buffalo Coin is a special release from the mint. The first-ever 24-karat gold coin from the United States Mint, the Gold Buffalo revives the beautiful designs from the historic Buffalo Nickel. Ava... Read More

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    2024 1 oz American Gold Buffalo Tube (20 Coins, BU)

    As low as $119.99 per oz over spot!

    America’s only 24-karat gold coin offered on an annual basis in the American Gold Buffalo. Introduced in 2006 by the United States Mint, the American Gold Buffalo revives the iconic designs James Earle Fraser created in 1913 for the US nickel. Today, 2024 1 ... Read More

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    2023 1 oz American Gold Buffalo Tube (20 Coins, BU)

    As low as $129.99 per oz over spot!

    The American Gold Buffalo is the only annual-release coin from the United States Mint to feature 24-karat gold content. Introduced in 2006, it features the iconic obverse and reverse images from the 1913 Buffalo Nickel. Right now, 2023 1 oz American Gold Buffa... Read More

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    2024 1 oz American Gold Buffalo Coin (MintSealed, BU)

    Introduced in 2006, the American Gold Buffalo Coin is America’s only 24-karat gold coin issued annually in BU condition. The Gold Buffalo is styled after the 1913 Buffalo Nickel, a popular circulation coin designed by James Earle Fraser. Today, 2024 1 oz American Gold Buffalo Coins in MintSealed cards are available to you online from JM Bullion. Coin Highlights: ... Read More

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    2021 1 oz American Gold Buffalo Coin (BU)

    The only gold coin for sale from the United States Mint on an annual basis to feature 24-karat gold content is the beloved, beautiful American Gold Buffalo. Introduced in 2006, it was the first coin in the history of the US Mint to feature 24-karat gold and remains the only one of its kind that is struck every year. Coin Highlights: Available to you in an individual plastic flip or a tube of 20 coins! 16th coin in the American Gold Buf... Read More

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    2016 1 oz American Gold Buffalo Coin (BU)

    The United States Mint is one of the most revered mints in the world today. On an annual basis, it designs and produces some of the most in-demand coins, many of which feature historic images that have appeared on American circulation coins over the course of a century or more of American history. Right now, the 2016 1 oz American Gold Buffalo Coin is available from JM Bullion in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. Coin Highlights: Individu... Read More

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    American Gold Buffalo Bullion Coins

    From 1837 until 1986, the United States Mint had not struck a gold coin with a metal content greater than .900. Beginning in 1833, the US moved away from the so-called crown gold alloy content (22-karat gold) and struck its last gold coin with such purity by 1837. It wasn’t until the introduction of the American Gold Eagle in 1986 that the US broke that mold and struck a 22-karat gold coin again.

    It would be another 20 years before the United States Mint struck its first-ever 24-karat gold coin. Though many other 24-karat gold products have since been introduced by the United States Mint, the American Gold Buffalo remains the first in mint history to feature such stunning gold content. Learn more about the history of the American Gold Buffalo, one of the many gold coins for sale through JM Bullion.

    History and Design of the American Gold Buffalo Coin

    The United States Mint unveiled the American Gold Buffalo bullion coin in 2006, featuring the historic Buffalo Nickel design from James Earle Fraser and a gold content of .9999 fineness. The American Gold Buffalo was the first-ever coin from the US Mint to feature 24-karat gold, and in 2016 the mint celebrated the 10th anniversary of this highly coveted bullion coin.

    James Earle Fraser was commissioned by the administration of William Howard Taft in 1911 to create a design to replace the Liberty Head design from Charles E. Barber on the US nickel. A resident of the American Midwest, born and raised in Winona, Minnesota, Fraser was accustomed to life on the American Plains. He used images from his youth as inspiration for the coin design that would eventually grace the Buffalo Nickel.

    Black Diamond, a resident bison of New York City’s Central Park Zoo was the inspiration behind his buffalo design, which features on the reverse of both the Buffalo Nickel and the modern American Gold Buffalo.

    For the obverse, he used the right-profile of an American Indian as the primary design. It did not represent one individual, but rather a compilation of the facial features taken from three real-life Native American leaders. The identity of those men was shrouded in mystery for years, but in 1938 he stated that the inspirational figures had been Iron Tail of the Sioux, Big Tree of the Kiowa, and Two Moons of the Cheyenne.

    The Bullion and Collectible Coin Production Efficiency and Cost Saving Act became law in the US on December 4, 2015. In addition to provisions impacting the American Gold and American Silver Eagle coins, the law set forth provisions to establish the American Gold Buffalo as the permanent .9999 fine gold bullion coin of the United States, meaning its annual production is all-but guaranteed following its 10th anniversary.

    Mintage Figures for the American Gold Buffalo

    Demand for American Gold Buffalo coins has remained relatively stable since its 2006 introduction. The long-awaited debut of an American bullion coin with .9999 pure gold led to a rush for the coins in 2006, with 337,012 coins sold. Most ears the average sales are around 200,000 in total, with a low point coming in 2012 at just 100,000 coins. Heading into the month of December 2015, sales for that year stood around 220,000 and 30,000 coins sold in the month of January 2016 as the 10th anniversary celebration arrived.

    Unique American Gold Buffalo Reverse Proof

    The 2013 American Gold Buffalo Proof coins featured a reverse proof striking in a special release to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Fraser’s original Buffalo Nickel design. Fraser grew up in Winona, Minnesota and used his life on the plains of the Upper Midwest as inspiration for the nickel’s coin design.

    A reverse proof coin has the same features as a typical proof, with one notable exception. The application of those standard proof features is reversed, with the design sets bearing a deeply-mirrored, clear finish and the background field exhibiting a strong, frosted matte appearance.

    Additionally, there was a unique striking of the American Gold Buffalo coins just three years into production in 2008. The American Gold Buffalo coin is typically struck each year in both bullion and proof, but for 2008 only there was a mintage of fractional-weight coins in this collection. In addition to the 2008-W ¼ oz Burnished American Gold Buffalo coin, the US Mint also prepared 1/10 oz and ½ oz coins for collectors.

    Many of the 2008-W Burnished American Gold Buffalo Coins in the fractional release are considered unique Specimen Proof 70 coins. Considered perfect coins with full, original mint luster and no detracting flaws, specimen is a rarely issued grade referring to coins that are specially struck and uniquely handled, with a distinctive finish similar to proof coins but still unique compared to their collectible proof counterparts.

    Certified American Gold Buffalo Coins

    JM Bullion also carries a variety of American Gold Buffalo coins in certified condition from either the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) or Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS). If you are looking to buy gold with great value, certified gold coins are an excellent option.

    Certification from the NGC or the PCGS, the world’s preeminent authorities on coin certification, adds inherent value to the American Gold Buffalo coins you are considering for purchase. For those who are new to the precious metals industry, certified coinage often comes with terms that are unfamiliar.

    Before the NGC and PCGS formed formal certification process, it was generally agreed upon that physical condition, or grade, of the coin was important to the value. However, there was not a universal system for grading or even a universal standard that could be applied. Prior to the 1980s, rare coin collectors had only three broad categories to place coins into based upon their condition. These included:

    • Good: to qualify, these coins had to maintain most of the details of the design intact.
    • Fine: to qualify, these coins had to exhibit clear detail and some of its luster on the surfaces.
    • Uncirculated: to qualify, these coins should never have been in general circulation and still exhibit their full mint state condition.

    Today, the NGC and PCGS use the 1 to 70 Sheldon Scale to certify the condition of all coins it grades. Each grade starts with a strike type, which includes the following options:

    • MS: Stands for Mint State, and identifies a coin struck in the same format as circulation issues and applies to grades 60 through 70.
    • PF/PR: Stands for Proof, and identifies coins struck in a special format to attract the eye of collectors.
    • SP: A Specimen coin is one that has a hybrid strike type between Mint State and Proof.

    Each of the different certification levels indicates a different level of wear and tear, or conversely perfection, to the coin’s surface, design features, and markings. The most common Certified Silver Coins you’ll find in the JM Bullion catalog include many of the following designations for both bullion and proof options:

    • Mint State/Proof (PF/PR) 70: These coins are considered perfect specimens with no post-production imperfections when viewed under 5x magnification, and include their full, original mint luster.
    • Mint State/Proof (PF/PR) 69: These are considered near-perfect coins with nearly imperceptible imperfections. Though they maintain full, original mint luster, there are a maximum of two minor imperfections on the coin such as miniscule hairlines.
    • DCAM/UCAM: Deep Cameo or Ultra-cameo is a term reserved only for proof Certified Silver Coins. These terms refer to a proof specimen that has a strong, frosted finish on the design set with a contrasting deeply-mirrored, clear background field. This effect gives the impression that the design is floating above the surface area of the coin.
    • FS/ER: Short for First Strike or Early Release, these designations are used for coins that arrive at the PCGS or NGC depository or approved third-party depository within the first 30 days of the release date set by the production mint for a given coin. These coins ship with special First Strike or Early Release Labels courtesy of the PCGS/NGC.

    Purchasing American Gold Buffalo Coins from JM Bullion

    If you have any questions about the American Gold Buffalo Series, please feel free to reach out to JM Bullion. Our customer service team can assist you on the phone at 800-276-6508, on the web using our live chat, and via our email address. We also encourage you to visit our Payment Methods FAQ page to find quick-and-easy answers to common questions regarding our acceptable payment methods and applicable purchasing minimums.