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2008-W Proof American Buffalo 1 oz Gold Coin with Box & CoA

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In 2008, the United States Mint unveiled the highly anticipated Proof American Gold Buffalos, marking only the third release in this esteemed series. Characterized by their striking frosted designs contrasted against mirror-like backgrounds, these coins are a true collector’s gem. Now, you can add the prestigious 2008 Proof American Buffalo 1 oz Gold Coins to your collection, available at Provident Metals.


  • Each coin is meticulously housed in a protective plastic capsule and presented in a deluxe presentation box, complete with a Certificate of Authenticity!
  • This release represents the third installment in the Proof Gold Buffalo Series!
  • Limited final mintage of just 18,863 coins!
  • Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
  • Carries a face value of $50 (USD) as authorized by the United States Mint.
  • Features an indigenous figure on the obverse.
  • Includes an American bison on the reverse.
  • Bears the “W” mint mark, signifying its origin from the prestigious West Point Mint.

Inspired by the iconic 1913 Buffalo Nickel design by James Earle Fraser, the American Gold Buffalo pays homage to the spirit of the American West. On the obverse, an authoritative indigenous figure stands proudly, symbolizing resilience and cultural heritage.


The obverse of the 2008 Proof Buffalo 1 oz Gold Coin features a proud and stoic portrait of a Native American man facing to the right. This depiction is widely believed to be a composite image inspired by several Native American individuals Fraser encountered during his life, rather than a specific person. Inscriptions read LIBERTY, 2008, Fraser’s F initial, and the W mint mark.


The reverse of 2008 Proof American Buffalo Gold Coins showcases a majestic American bison, an emblem of strength and abundance deeply rooted in indigenous traditions. Fraser’s portrayal captures the essence of this iconic creature, drawing inspiration from the legendary Black Diamond. The inscriptions here read UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM, IN GOD WE TRUST, $50, and 1 OZ. .9999 FINE GOLD.


The bison plays a central role in the cultural identity of many indigenous tribes. Artwork, dances, songs, and stories often feature bison motifs, reflecting the integral relationship between humans and these majestic creatures.


Each 2008 Proof American Buffalo 1 oz Gold Coin is accompanied by a protective plastic capsule, elegantly presented in a US Mint presentation box, and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

For inquiries or to secure your piece of history, contact Provident Metals at 1-800-313-3315. Our dedicated team is ready to assist you every step of the way. Alternatively, you can connect with us via live chat on our website or reach out via email for personalized service.

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Product Details

Year 2008
Mint Mark W - West Point
Metals Purity .9999
Producer US Mint
Thickness 2.95 mm
Diameter 32.7 mm
Condition Proof
Denomination $50
Country United States
Designer (Obverse) James Earle Fraser
Designer (Reverse) James Earle Fraser
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series American Buffalo
Certificate of Authenticity Yes
Packaging Presentation Packaging
Metal Content 1 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 4068363