Burnished coins from the United States Mint undergo a special treatment before being struck. The gold blanks are first treated in a drum to deliver a matte finish and then struck with the die to create the finished product. Right now, you can buy 2008-W Burnished American Buffalo 1/2 oz Gold Coins online from Provident Metals in perfect condition.
With the purchase of a 2008-W Burnished American Buffalo 1/2 oz Gold Coin available in this Provident Metals listing, you will receive a coin with a Mint State 70 certification. Issued by either the PCGS or NGC, the MS70 grade indicates the coins exhibit full, original mint luster and have no detracting flaws of any kind present.
An indigenous tribal figure is depicted in right-profile relief on the obverse of the 2008-W Burnished American Buffalo 1/2 oz Gold Coin. The design was created in 1913 by James Earle Fraser, who later said that he used the portraits of three actual tribal leaders of the day to create a portrait of a stoic indigenous figure found on these coins. The design is accompanied by inscriptions of Liberty, 2008, Frasers F initial, and the W mint mark of the West Point Mint.
An American bison is featured in the reverse design of the 2008-W Burnished American Buffalo 1/2 oz Gold Coins. The bison shown here is one of the two subspecies of bison living on the North American continent. The plains bison, this beast has a shallower, rounded hump compared to the larger, square hump of the wood bison. Inscriptions on this side of the coin include United States of America, E Pluribus Unum, In God We Trust, $25, and 1/2 oz .9999 Fine Gold.
The Burnished American Buffalo Gold Coin was issued only in 2008 and featured 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz options. Burnished gold blanks are first rolled in a drum with a burnishing medium that creates the matte surface upon which the design is then struck by the US Mint. Burnished coins have a design element that is struck just once with the blank.
Please remember that varied labels are possible with this release. Provident Metals selects all coins at random once your payment has cleared. We guarantee that all coins have an MS70 grade, but we can neither guarantee the specific grading house nor the presence of additional labels.
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|Grading Service||NGC or PCGS|
|Mint Mark||W - West Point|
|Designer (Obverse)||James Earle Fraser|
|Designer (Reverse)||James Earle Fraser|
|Product Series||American Buffalo|
|Certificate of Authenticity||No|
|Capsule Size||27 mm|
|Packaging||NGC or PCGS Plastic Slab|
|Metal Content||.5 Troy Ounce|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|