Certified Gold American Buffalo Coins

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The Certified Gold Buffalos

The first legal tender 24 karats 99.99% pure gold issued by the US Mint, the American Gold Buffalo is definitely the most desired US Gold coin available on the precious metals market. These coins were first released in 2006 and are available in regular and certified mintage editions, with weights varying from the most popular 1 oz. size to the fractional sizes of 1/10, ¼ oz. and ½ oz.

Gold Buffalos started to be manufactured in order to compete with foreign .9999 pure gold coins, like the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf, which were usually preferred by savvy investors and collectors. The purity of the Gold Buffalo coin is backed by the United States Mint, making the coin an incredibly attractive investment option for diversifying the portfolio. Moreover, the Certified Gold Buffalos are one of the most sought-after collectibles on the bullion market due to their rarity, high quality, and value.

Certified coins have been authenticated by one of the top coin grading services, like NGC or PCGS, and receive grades according to their conditions. These worldwide recognized companies undertake a careful examination of the quality and condition of the coins before assigning them a corresponding grade and certificate. They use the Sheldon Grading Scale, which ranges from 1 up to 70, where 70 graded coins are the absolutely perfect coins with no blemishes, and coins with 69 grading have no more than two blemishes. The given grades guarantee that you will receive the coins in the same condition they left the mint, making the Certified Gold Buffalos very hard to find. However, the most valuable certified coins in this series are considered to be the Proof Gold Buffalo. Proof coins are specially minted coins which are struck twice or more times to give them a mirror-like and sharper appearance. More than that, the Gold Buffalos are also available in unique Reverse Proof Gold Buffalo editions. The Gold Buffalo Reverse Proof coin carries the same obverse side design but reversely depicted. Certified Gold Buffalos are also eligible for your Individual Retirement Account so you can choose them as an option for your retirement savings.

The Design of Certified Gold Buffalos

The remarkable Buffalo Nickels manufactured in 1913 served as an inspiration for the design of the American Gold Buffalo coin. This famous design was created by James Earl Fraser, the American sculptor who was a student of the legendary creator of the Gold Eagle design, Augustus Saint-Gaudens. The images for the obverse and reverse side of the coin showcase the native and natural heritage of the West. An impressive profile image of a Native American is depicted on the obverse side of the coin, with exceptionally detailed facial features, braided hair and feathers. The profile is a mixture of features which Fraser obtained from the three different Indian American tribe’s chiefs that posed for his sketch: Iron Tail (Lakota), Big Tree (Seneca) and Two Moons (Cheyenne). On the obverse side of the coin is also engraved the word “Liberty”, the letter “F” that stands for Fraser and the mintage year. The state-of-the-art craftsmanship is continued on the reverse side, too. It’s a representation of the symbol of the American West, the majestic American Bison called the Buffalo. The 1,550 pounds Black Diamond bison from the Central Park Zoo in New York City, which lived during the 1910s, was Fraser’s inspiration for the buffalo image. The gorgeous bison was hard to be caught in a profile position, so Fraser often asked someone else to help him distract the Buffalo's attention so that he could get the best profile image. The famous inscriptions “In God We Trust”, “United States of America” and “E Pluribus Unum” are also present on the reverse side of the coin, along with the weight and purity marks.

Buy the outstanding Certified American Gold Buffalo Coin to add a piece of American Coinage history to your existing collection or IRA account. If you have any questions, call us at 800.852.6884, send us a message at [email protected] or connect with us via our live web chat.