The Gold Buffalos are minted in West Point, New York, and they are limited by law to a run of 300,000 coins a year. Each coin contains one troy ounce of pure gold and has a diameter of 32.7mm, making it a bit larger than a U.S. half dollar. The design of the coins is taken from James Earle Fraser’s famous Indian Head, or Buffalo, Nickel released from 1913 through 1938, one of the most beloved and popular coins ever issued. With his nickel, Fraser, a former student of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, succeeded in capturing the elusive beauty and dignity of the American West. This same spirit has passed on through the American Buffalo Coin. The Native American featured on the obverse, or front, of the coins is believed to be an aggregate based upon three chiefs of differing tribes: Two Moons of the Cheyenne, Big Tree of the Kiowa, and Iron Tail of the Lakota Sioux. The reverse, or back, of the coins features the famous profile of Black Diamond, a 1,550-pound American Bison then living at the Bronx Zoo. The American Buffalo Coins offer the discerning investor the rare opportunity to own the only pure 24k gold bullion coins whose purity and composition are guaranteed by the Government of the United States.
|Composition||.9999 Fine Gold|
|Actual Gold Weight Ozt||1 ozt|
- Most Spectacular design of all!ericon 6/30/13
OverallNothing epitomizes America more than the Buffalo and Indian. Unlike the other gold coins I love BOTH sides of this coin. The 24kt purity and the high relief design makes this a one of a kind. But be careful it is easily damaged.
Since mintage is somewhat limited you'll pay a little more for these coins so if all you care about is an ounce of gold then almost any other choice is more pragmatic.
But if you want to own the most visually spectacular modern day coin this is it.
- Beautifuldangerous glennon 5/21/12
OverallJust as described. Shipped in discreet packaging. Totally trustworthy. This was my second trade...more to come.
Orders are shipped only after receipt of good funds. Orders paid by bank wire, credit card or postal money orders usually ship within 3-5 business days. Orders paid by personal check, cashier's check or bank money order are held until funds fully clear (at least 6 business days and as many as 10 business days) before processing.
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Some oversized packages may be shipped Federal Express or UPS.
We offer flat rate shipping based upon each order's subtotal.
Shipping rates are as follows:
|Order Sub-Total||Shipping Rate|
|$0 - $249.99||$5.95|
|$250 - $499.99||$8.95|
|$500 - $4,999.99||$11.95|
|$5,000 +||$0.00 (free)|
International Shipping - We are currently shipping to Canada, however these orders must be placed by phone . All Canadian customers are required to call (877) 395-3107 during our regular business hours to place their orders. Acceptable payment methods are limited to wire transfers, bank drafts, cashiers checks, and money orders for international orders. At this time, we may ship to other countries on a case-by-case basis depending on USPS/UPS/FedEx shipping policies. Additional costs may be incurred. Please call during normal business hours to find out if we can ship to your country. See our FAQ page for more information on international shipping.