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2008-W Proof Gold Buffalo 4-Coin Set Capsule Only

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In 2006, the United States Mint proudly launched the American Gold Buffalo, a remarkable 24-karat gold coin. This groundbreaking series embraced the iconic obverse and reverse motifs that were initially employed on the Buffalo Nickel back in 1913, lending a sense of historical continuity to this exquisite collection. Today, you have the opportunity to get 2008-W 4-Coin Proof American Buffalo Gold Coin Sets online at Provident Metals.


  • Arrives with individual plastic capsules!
  • 3rd year of release for the Proof American Buffalo Gold Coin!
  • Offers four individual coins!
  • Only year with fractional-ounce Buffalos!
  • Contains 1.85 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold total.
  • The individual face values in US Dollars are backed by the United States of America.
  • On the obverse is a stoic indigenous figure.
  • The reverse features the American bison.
  • Includes W mint marks from the West Point Mint.
  • Art by James Earle Fraser.

The American bison, also known as the American buffalo, once roamed in vast herds across the North American continent. Estimates suggest that before the arrival of Europeans, the bison population numbered in the tens of millions. These herds played a vital role in the ecosystem and were a significant resource for Native American tribes, providing food, clothing, shelter, and other materials necessary for their way of life.


The 2008-W Proof American Buffalo Gold Coins boast an obverse design that showcases James Earle Fraser’s artistic prowess in depicting a resolute indigenous persona. Through a remarkable right-profile relief, Fraser ingeniously amalgamates the notable facial features of three influential tribal leaders from the early 20th century, offering a captivating tribute to their legacy. Inscriptions on this side include LIBERTY, 2008, the W mint mark, and the F initial for Fraser.


In the reverse design of the 2008-W Proof Buffalo Gold Coins, James Earle Fraser’s artistic brilliance shines through his depiction of the awe-inspiring American bison. Inspired by the commanding presence of Black Diamond, this left-profile relief captures the buffalo in a moment of tranquil grazing, its head bowed down, surrounded by a mound of nourishing vegetation. The inscriptions on this face read UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, IN GOD WE TRUST, E PLURIBUS UNUM, and the face value, weight, and metal content of each coin.


The 2008 date mark in this series is the only one to feature fractional-ounce Gold Buffalos. These three fractional weights were struck in Proof and Burnished versions in 2008.


Your 2008-W 4-Coin Proof American Buffalo Gold Set comes with individual plastic capsules for each coin. The set features 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz gold coins.

Please contact Provident Metals if you have any questions. You can call us at 800-313-3315, chat with us live online, or email us directly.

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Product Details

Year 2008
Mint Mark W - West Point
Metals Purity .9999
Producer US Mint
Thickness Varies
Diameter Varies
Condition Proof
Denomination $90
Country United States
Designer (Obverse) James Earle Fraser
Designer (Reverse) James Earle Fraser
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series American Buffalo
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging Plastic Capsules
Metal Content 1.85 Troy Ounces
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 4008185