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2016 1 oz American Buffalo Gold Coin PCGS MS70 | First Strike

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James Earle Fraser, a celebrated artist and sculptor in the early 20th century, left an enduring mark on American coinage with his iconic Buffalo Nickel design. His masterpiece lives on as the first-ever 24-karat gold coin in the United Statesthe 2016 1 oz American Buffalo Gold Coin, available through Provident Metals.


  • Delivered in a protective plastic slab by PCGS!
  • Marks the 10th anniversary of the Gold Buffalo program!
  • Contains 1 oz of .9999 pure gold.
  • Issued with a face value of $50 (USD) by the United States government.
  • Graded a flawless Mint State 70 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
  • Part of PCGS’ esteemed First Strikes series.
  • Obverse features a striking portrayal of a Native American.
  • Reverse showcases the majestic American bison.

The 2016 1 oz American Buffalo Gold Coins at Provident Metals represent perfect specimens as deemed by PCGS. MS70 coins retain their original luster from the mint and exhibit no flaws, standing as pristine collectibles. The First Strike label signifies its grading within 30 days of release.

Every American Gold Buffalo coin is meticulously struck at the United States Mints West Point facility, the same esteemed location behind the American Silver and American Gold Eagle bullion coins.


The obverse of the 2016 American Buffalo Gold Coin presents a right-profile portrait of a tribal leader, reminiscent of Frasers original Buffalo Nickel. Inscriptions read F, LIBERTY, and 2016.


Meanwhile, the reverse of the 2016 1 oz American Buffalo Coin includes Black Diamonds image alongside the coins weight, metal content, face value, and purity. Inscriptions include UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM, IN GOD WE TRUST, $50, and 1 OZ .9999 FINE GOLD.


James Earle Frasers roots in Winona, Minnesota, and his upbringing in the heart of the American Midwest deeply influenced his artistic vision. This simple yet profound background inspired designs and sculptures that eventually became part of the American heritage, notably seen in the Buffalo Nickel.

Commissioned in 1913 to reimagine the American five-cent piece, Fraser’s Buffalo Nickel incorporated facial features from three notable Native American leaders and Black Diamond, a bison from the Central Park Zoo. The Buffalo, or Indian Head, Nickel circulated from 1913 to 1938.


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Product Details

Year 2016
Metal Content 1 troy oz
Metals Purity .9999 Fine Gold
Condition Mint State 70
Certificate of Authenticity PCGS
Denomination $50.00
Provident ID 2564825