Blend of portraits from 3 Native American Chiefs (Big Tree, Iron Tail and Two Moons) designed by James Earle Fraser. Design originally appeared on the Indian Head nickel and was redesigned for the American Gold Buffalo.
Features a buffalo standing on a mound, which many believe is at the Central Park Zoo in New York City. Also designed by James Earle Fraser, this design originally appeared on the Indian Head nickel and was redesigned for the American Gold Buffalo as well, which is where this gold bullion coin gets its name.
American Buffalo gold bullion coins were first minted in 2006 after passage of the Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2005. This marked the first time in its history the U.S. Mint produced a .9999 pure 24-karat gold coin.
The 2005 Coin Act limited the production of American Buffalo gold coins to 300,000. Due extraordinary demand during the financial crisis of 2008, production and sales of American Buffalo gold bullion coins were temporarily suspended.
- Type: Gold Bullion (Investment), proof finishes (Numismatic/Collectors')
- Mintage: Annually since 2006 by the U.S. Mint
- Weights / Denominations:
- 1 oz American Gold Buffalo ($50 face value)
- 1/2 oz American Gold Buffalo* ($25 face value)
- 1/4 oz American Gold Buffalo* ($10 face value)
- 1/10 oz American Gold Buffalo* ($5 face value) *2008 only
- Gold Content: contains 99.99%, 24-karat gold bullion
- Diameter: 32.7mm
- Thickness: 2.95mm
- Weight: 1.0001 troy ounces
- Face Value: $50
American Gold Buffalo coins are a great option for investors looking for one of the purest of gold coins avaliable on the market. These highly valuable gold coins’ content and purity are also guaranteed by the U.S. government and are by law considered a form of legal tender. American Gold Buffalo coins represent a great way to save for retirement or emergencies.
Collectors can also buy rare first strike coins certified by either the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) or the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC).