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2008-W Proof American Buffalo 1/2 oz Gold Coin PF70 Varied Label, PCGS or NGC

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The Proof American Buffalo Gold Coin is the collectible version of the popular 24-karat gold coin from the United States Mint. The American Buffalo Gold Coin debuted in 2006 with 1 oz gold BU and Proof coins available. In 2008, the US Mint issued both a one-time Burnished American Buffalo and a one-time series of fractional-ounce Proof American Buffalo Gold Coins. Today, you have the opportunity to buy perfect 2008-W Proof American Buffalo 1/2 oz Gold Coins online at Provident Metals.


  • Arrives with a protective slab courtesy of the PCGS or NGC!
  • 1st issue and only release of Proof American Buffalo 1/2 oz Gold Coins!
  • Limited initial mintage of just 12,169 gold coins!
  • Limited number of certified perfect gold coins available!
  • Contains 1/2 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
  • The face value of $25 (USD) is backed by the United States.
  • Graded PF70 by the Professional Coin Grading Service or Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
  • Stoic indigenous figure on the obverse of the coin.
  • American bison on the reverse side of the coin.
  • Bears a W mint mark from the West Point Mint.
  • Please keep in mind you may receive coins with the same labels when purchasing multiples.

In 2008, the United States Mint issued fractional-ounce coins in the American Buffalo Series for the only time. The 2008 issue year featured the same fractional-ounce coins from the American Eagle Gold Series: 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz. The fractional-ounce coins were also released in a one-time Burnished American Buffalo Gold Coin available only in 2008.


A stoic indigenous figure is found in right-profile relief on the obverse of the 2008-W Proof American Buffalo 1/2 oz Gold Coin. The figure was designed in 1913 by James Earle Fraser and comes with inscriptions in the design field of Liberty, 2008, the F initial for designer James Earle Fraser, and the W mint mark of the West Point Mint.


The American bison consists of two subspecies with the plains bison featured on the reverse side of 2008-W Proof American Buffalo Gold Coins. The left-profile bust of the bison shows the massive creature atop a mound of dirt. The 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.


Sales of the Proof American Buffalo Gold Coins in 2008 were very strong. The 1/2 oz coin had the lowest mintage at 12,169 coins, with the 1/4 oz and 1/10 oz gold coins selling 13,125 and 18,884 coins respectively. The 1/10 oz gold coin outsold the 1 oz coin and its 18,863 coins sold.


2008-W Proof American Buffalo 1/2 oz Gold Coins listed here are in perfect condition. PF70 coins have full, original mint luster and no detracting flaws. Varied labels are possible in this listing, though not guaranteed. Provident Metals selects all coins at random after your payment has been processed. We are not able to guarantee which grading house issued the PF70 grade or any additional labels. If you buy more than one, please keep in mind you could get matching labels.

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Product Details

Year 2008
Condition PF70
Grading Service PCGS or NGC
Mint Mark W - West Point
Metals Purity .9999
Producer US Mint
Thickness 2.24 mm
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Proof
Denomination $25
Country United States
Designer (Obverse) James Earle Fraser
Designer (Reverse) James Earle Fraser
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series American Buffalo
Certificate of Authenticity No
Capsule Size 27 mm
Packaging PCGS or NGC Plastic Slab
Metal Content .5 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Packaging Dimensions 3.4x2.4x0.4
Provident ID 3766810