If you’re buying gold online, the American Gold Buffalo is the coin from the United States Mint you want to purchase. This .9999 pure gold coin is the only 24-karat annual-release coin from the mint and it features, like many other American bullion coins, a classic design once featured on circulation currency in the United States. The 1 oz Proof American Gold Buffalo Coin is now available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion with PCGS or NGC certification.
- Arrives in a protective plastic slab from the PCGS or NGC!
- Issued first in 2006!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
- Issued a face value of $50 (USD) by the United States.
- Issued a Grade of Proof 69 by the Professional Coin Grading Service or Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Obverse includes James Earle Fraser’s Native American effigy.
- Reverse depicts an American bison known as Black Diamond.
- Available from random years with random labels.
The Proof American Gold Buffalo coin was first issued in 2006 alongside the release of its bullion counterpart. The US Mint originally offered the proof coin in 2006 and 2007 in just 1 oz gold, but for 2008 the series was expanded to include a ½ oz, ¼ oz, and 1/10 oz coin. The onset of the Great Recession in 2008 did not put a stop to 2009 production of the Proof Gold Buffalo, but it did end the fractional weights, which have never been offered again.
In this product listing you are purchasing a 1 oz Proof American Gold Buffalo Coin from JM Bullion guaranteed to have a Proof 69 grade. However, we cannot guarantee the year of issue or the label associated with your coin. Available years of issue include 2006-present, and possible labels include examples such as First Strike or Deep-Cameo.
First Strike is for coins received for grading within the original 30-day period following their release, and is denoted with an “FS” mark. Deep-cameo proof coins have strong, frosted designs overlaying deeply-mirrored, clear background fields. This is denoted by a “DCAM” mark.
On the obverse of all 1 oz Proof American Gold Buffalo Coins is the image of a Native American chieftain. Created in 1913 by James Earle Fraser, this image first appeared on the Buffalo Nickel until 1938. The reverse of the Gold Buffalo has an American bison which was inspired by Black Diamond, a bison at the Central Park Zoo in New York City during the early 20th century.
These 1 oz Proof American Gold Buffalo coins are certified Proof 69 by the PCGS or NGC. Considered near-perfect coins, you’ll notice full, original mint luster with a possible maximum of two minor detracting flaws. These flaws are limited to minuscule hairlines or contact marks.
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