The first coin from the United States Mint to feature 24-karat gold was the American Buffalo Gold Coin. Introduced in 2006 by the US Mint, the series initially featured on 1 oz gold coins and at only one point in its history featured some fractional-weight options. Today, you have the chance to purchase Proof American Buffalo 1 oz Gold Coins from random years at Provident Metals.
American Buffalo Gold Coins from the United States Mint replicate the images from the Buffalo Nickel. The Buffalo Nickel was designed by James Earle Fraser in 1913 for the US Mint and featured on the five-cent piece from 1913 until 1938. The design was the first major American denomination to feature the image of an indigenous tribal figure.
For the obverse, Proof American Buffalo 1 oz Gold Coins feature the design of a Native American tribal figure in right-profile relief. The included inscriptions are basic and feature Liberty and the date mark as the primary options. These Proof American Buffalo Coins also have the W mint mark of the West Point Mint.
The reverse side of Proof American Buffalo 1 oz Gold Coins includes a depiction of Black Diamond. This American bison, also known as a buffalo, is the largest land mammal in North America. The inspiration for this particular creature came from a resident bison at the Central Park Zoo in New York City in the early 20th century.
The United States Mint issued gold coins from the moment it began coining operations in 1792. However, the early gold coins from the mint hit a maximum purity of 22-karat gold, or .9167 gold content. By 1837, the US Mint had leveled out gold purity at .900 and this continued until 1933 when gold coin production was suspended. The return of gold coins with the American Eagle 1 oz Gold Coin in 1986 included 22-karat gold, with the American Buffalo Gold Coin being the first to feature .9999 24-karat gold.
This is a random year listing for Proof American Buffalo Gold Coin. Available date marks include 2006 to present and all coins are available only with a protective plastic capsule. Please feel free to reach out to Provident Metals with questions. You can call us at 800-313-3315, chat with us online, or email us directly.
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|Mint Mark||W - West Point|
|Designer (Obverse)||James Earle Fraser|
|Designer (Reverse)||James Earle Fraser|
|Product Series||American Buffalo|
|Certificate of Authenticity||No|
|Capsule Size||33 mm|
|Packaging Dimensions||1.7 x 1.7 x 0.6|
|Metal Content||1 Troy Ounce|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|