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2017-W Proof American Buffalo 1 oz Gold Coin NGC PF70 ER

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The American Buffalo 1 oz Gold Coin debuted in 2006 at the United States Mint. The American Buffalo revived the images of the Buffalo Nickel, a popular circulation coin issued in the United States from 1913 to 1938. With only a 1 oz gold coin available in Brilliant Uncirculated and Proof versions, the American Buffalo is different from the American Eagle Gold Coins and attracts a different niche of investors and collectors. Today, you have the chance to buy 2017-W Proof American Buffalo 1 oz Gold Coins online from Provident Metals.


  • Arrives with an NGC protective plastic slab!
  • 12th release of the Proof American Buffalo 1 oz Gold coins!
  • Limited number of certified perfect proof gold coins!
  • Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
  • The face value of $50 (USD) is backed by the United States.
  • Graded PF70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
  • Comes with an Early Release label.
  • Stoic indigenous tribal figure on the obverse.
  • American bison on the reverse.
  • Bears a W mint mark from the West Point Mint.

American Buffalo Coins debuted in 2006 as the US Mint celebrated the 20th anniversary of its American Eagle Series. While the American Buffalo was not the first gold bullion coin issued by the US Mint, it was the first-ever 24-karat gold bullion coin ever produced by the United States Mint. The debut of the American Buffalo gave the US Mint a gold bullion coin to rival the Canadian Maple Leaf 24-karat gold coin.


A stoic indigenous figure is depicted in right-profile relief on the obverse of 2017-W Proof American Buffalo 1 oz Gold Coins. The design was originally created in 1913 by James Earle Fraser and features an indigenous tribal feature with braided hair, feathers woven into his braid, and a stoic gaze. Inscriptions include only Liberty, 2017, and the W mint mark of the West Point Mint.


An American bison is shown in left-profile relief in the reverse design of the 2017-W Proof American Buffalo Gold Coin. Also designed by Fraser, this image of a buffalo standing on a mound of dirt was inspired by a buffalo known as Black Diamond that lived at the Central Park Zoo in the early 20th century. This field of the coin has inscriptions of United States of America, In God We Trust, E Pluribus Unum, $50, and 1 oz .9999 Fine Gold.


Proof American Buffalo Gold Coins have been available every year from the US Mint. While the series has featured a 1 oz gold coin every year, the 2008 release was particularly unique for its one-time inclusion of fractional-ounce gold coins of 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz weights.


Your 2017-W Proof American Buffalo 1 oz Gold Coin is available to purchase in perfect condition. These coins have full, original mint luster with no detracting flaws of any kind present on the elements or fields of the coin. The included Early Release designation indicates the coins were received for grading within 30 days of the initial release.

Please feel free to contact Provident Metals with any questions. Our team is available at 800-313-3315, online through our live chat, and via our email address.

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When the subtotal of your purchase, including applicable discounts, is $199 or more, you receive free shipping for your entire order. In order to receive free shipping on purchases of $199 or more, you must live within the 50 US states. For orders less than $199, a $9.95 shipping fee applies. All products are discreetly packaged and shipped with full insurance included.

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Product Details

Year 2017
Condition PF70 ER
Grading Service NGC
Mint Mark W - West Point
Metals Purity .9999
Producer US Mint
Thickness 2.95 mm
Diameter 32.7 mm
Condition Brilliant Uncirculated 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 No
Packaging NGC Plastic Slab
Packaging Dimensions 3.4x2.4x0.4
Metal Content 1 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 2573670