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2022 American Buffalo Tribute Gold Coin

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In 1913, the United States Mint introduced an overhauled design for the US Nickel. This new design was created by James Earle Fraser and approved by the administration of President William Howard Taft. The new design brought one of the first effigies of an indigenous figure to American coins. As of 2006, this design has returned to an American coin on the gold bullion American Buffalo coin. Provident Metals now has 2022 American Buffalo Gold Tribute Coins available to you for purchase online.


  • Arrives with individual protective capsules with display stands and a Certificate of Authenticity!
  • Tribute coin in honor of the American Buffalo Gold coin design!
  • 24-karat gold layer on both sides!
  • Indigenous figure on the obverse.
  • American bison on the reverse.
  • Please remember these are tribute coins and not legal tender specimens, with only a thin layer of 24-karat gold.

When you purchase a 2022 American Buffalo Gold Tribute Coin online from Provident Metals, you will receive a coin that is housed in a protective capsule. Each coin comes with a small display stand that allows you to put your coin on display in an upright position while housed in the capsule. A Certificate of Authenticity is also available with your purchase.


An indigenous figure is found on the obverse of 2022 American Buffalo Gold Tribute Coins. This figure is set in right-profile relief with a stoic look on his face. James Earle Fraser created this design in 1913 by combining the facial features of three different real-world tribal leaders in the early 20th century, rather than using the features of just one individual. The field includes commemorative inscriptions of LIBERTY, 2022, and F, the last initial of Fraser.


The American bison takes center stage on the reverse side of the 2022 American Buffalo Tribute Coin. This design was also created by Fraser in 1913 and accompanied the stoic indigenous figure on the US Nickel from 1913 to 1938. This design is based on Black Diamond, a bison that resided at the Central Park Zoo in New York City in the early 20th century. This side of the tribute coin also has commemorative inscriptions and these read UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM, IN GOD WE TRUST, $50, 1 OZ .9999 FINE GOLD, and the word COPY.


The use of the word COPY on the reverse of this tribute coin highlights the fact that these coins are not actual American Buffalo Gold Coins. Tribute coins feature historic and popular designs from bullion coinage, but with no precious metal content and no legal tender status. These designs are struck on standard alloy blanks and are finished with a thin layer of 24-karat gold to help replicate the appearance of the American Buffalo Gold Coin.


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How Does Free Shipping Work?

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.

When will my order ship?

Most Provident orders are shipped within one (1) business day of your payment clearing. Payments made via PayPal clear instantly. Bitcoin payments clear instantly once the transaction is confirmed. Credit Card and bank wire payments process within 1 business day. ACH and paper check payments take 3-5 business days. Once payments are processed, products are released to fulfillment for packaging and shipping.

Can I choose the method of shipping?

All orders of $199 or more that are eligible for free shipping are, by default, shipped via a carrier of our choice (USPS or UPS). Depending on the contents and size of your purchase, you may be able to upgrade to a specific carrier during checkout.

Will I need to sign for my package?

For those orders of $999.99 or less, there is no need to sign for your package. However, you may select the option to require a signature at delivery if you want. This can be chosen and paid for at checkout. All orders of $1000 or more require a signature to complete delivery.

What about International Orders?

Provident is only able to ship to addresses in any of the 50 US states. This includes P.O. boxes and APO addresses.

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Product Details

Year 2022
Mint Mark Not Shown
Edge Style Reeded
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging Presentation Packaging
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Producer The Merrick Mint
Thickness 2.9 mm
Diameter 34 mm
Condition Uncirculated
Designer (Obverse) James Earle Fraser
Designer (Reverse) James Earle Fraser
Product Series Buffalo Tribute
Packaging Dimensions 3 x 2 x 0.2
Provident ID 3916044