The United States Mint is one of the most revered mints in the world today. On an annual basis, it designs and produces some of the most in-demand coins, many of which feature historic images that have appeared on American circulation coins over the course of a century or more of American history. Right now, the 2016 1 oz American Gold Buffalo Coin is available from JM Bullion in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
- Individual coins ship in protective plastic and lots of 20 ship in tubes!
- Total mintage of 219,500!
- 11th coin in the American Gold Buffalo Series!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $50 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- The obverse field features the likeness of three chiefs.
- The reverse side showcases an American buffalo.
Introduced in 2006, the American Gold Buffalo was the first .9999 pure gold coin struck by the United States Mint. Its inspiring design is based upon the original Buffalo Nickel, released for the first time by the US Mint in 1913. James Earle Fraser was the man responsible for the design of the popular Buffalo Nickel.
Fraser was born and raised in Winona, Minnesota, and grew up with frontier experiences as a part of his youth. These images remained with him as he aged and became an artist and sculptor. In 1911, the administration of William Howard Taft selected Fraser to redesign the nation’s five-cent piece, replacing the Charles E. Barber Liberty Head nickel design.
His design featured the image of a Native American chieftain on the obverse, which Fraser created by combining the facial features of three real-life tribal leaders of the day. On the reverse, the image of Black Diamond. The bison was a resident of the Central Park Zoo in New York City at the time.
The United States Mint produces all American Gold Buffalo coins at the West Point Mint. These 2016 coins represent the 10th-anniversary striking of the series and are available to you in this listing in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact JM Bullion. Our associates are available at 800-276-6508, online using our live web chat, and via email. If you are interested in similar products, be sure to check out our full selection of Gold Buffalo Coins.