The American Gold Buffalo coin is the first one of the few coins produced by the United States Mint that feature 24 karat .9999 pure gold. Since many investors usually prefer 99.99% pure coins, the American Gold Buffalo was produced to compete with international gold coins of the highest purity, like the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf. Being released in 2006, the Gold American Buffalo is one of the most sought-after coins among all the US Gold Coins.
The purity of the US Buffalo Gold coin is guaranteed by the United States Mint, which makes this outstanding collectible an excellent way to diversify your investment portfolio. These coins are available in brilliant uncirculated condition,as well as Certified. The coins are available in several weights from fractional sizes of 1/10 oz., ¼ oz. and ½ oz. to the most popular size of 1 oz. Due to the coin’s popularity and the increase of gold price, the American Buffalo Gold Coin price has added significant value.
The coins are also recognized for their unique packaging: larger quantities are sealed in special sheets, while individual coins are cut off from a mint sealed sheet, but still sealed in their special packaging and are accompanied by a Certificate of Authority. Gold American Buffalos are eligible for Individual Retirement Accounts so you can buy them as one of your retirement options.
The design of the American Gold Buffalo was inspired from the first Buffalo nickels minted back in 1913 and belongs to the famous American sculptor James Earl Fraser, who was a student of the legendary Augustus Saint-Gaudens, the creator of the American Gold Eagle design. The images depicted on the coins represent the wonderful natural and native heritage of the West. The obverse side of the coin features a profile image of a Native American, with incredibly detailed face and hair braid elements, as well as exceptionally engraved feathers. According to Fraser, he created a mixture of features for three different American Indian tribes’ chiefs, Big Tree (Seneca), Iron Tail (Lakota) and Two Moons (Cheyenne), that posed for him for the profile sketch. The Native American image is surrounded by the year of mintage mark, “F” for Fraser and the “Liberty” inscription. The reverse side of the coin is a profile depiction of the gorgeous American Bison, commonly referred as the buffalo, the most famous symbol of the American West. Its representation was inspired by the 1,550 pounds Black Diamond bison from the New York City Central Park Zoo in the 1910s. It’s believed that Fraser had to ask someone to distract the buffalo’s attention to sneak and position beside it so that he could get the perfect profile. Besides, on the latest coin editions, the mound of dirt on which the bison is standing was reduced. Along with the beautiful buffalo, the reverse side of the coin contains the “United States of America”, “In God We Trust” and “E Pluribus Unum” inscriptions, as well as the weight and purity marks.
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