The American Gold Buffalo is America’s first 24-karat gold coin. Neither the previous circulation gold coins the mint issued from 1794 to 1933 had 24-karat gold, nor the American Gold Eagle introduced in 1986. Available since 2006, the American Gold Buffalo is one of two major gold bullion coins available each year from the US Mint. Right now, 2020-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Buffalo Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives with a protective plastic capsule and presentation case from the US Mint!
- Includes a Certificate of Authenticity!
- 15th anniversary of the Proof American Gold Buffalo!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
- Bears a face value of $50 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- On the obverse is the stoic Native American.
- The reverse side has the depiction of an American bison.
- “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint.
Each 2020-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Buffalo Coin in this product listing comes to you with a brown leatherette presentation case from the US Mint. The coin itself is housed within a protective plastic capsule and rests in the center of the case on a surface that can be propped up to display the coin. Included with your purchase today is a Certificate of Authenticity from the US Mint.
The designs on the American Gold Buffalo Coin are inspired by the historic Buffalo Nickel. The nickel was in production from 1913 to 1937 and was the first major American coin to feature Native American figures and cultural images.
On the obverse of 2020 Proof American Gold Buffalo Coins, you will find the portrait of a stoic Native American figure. The design was created by James Earle Fraser in 1913 for the Buffalo Nickel by combining the facial features of three different Native American leaders of the early 20th century. Inscriptions on this side of the coin include the word “Liberty,” the date mark of “2020,” an “F” initial for Fraser, and the “W” mint mark of the West Point Mint.
The reverse side of 2020-W Proof American Gold Buffalo Coins bears the depiction of an American bison. Known as Black Diamond, this bison is featured in left-profile relief standing on a small mound of dirt. There are various inscriptions on this face of the coin that include the nation of issue, weight, purity, metal content, face value, and the national motto.
All 2020 Proof American Gold Buffalo Coins have a “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint with low mintage figures. The Proof Gold Buffalos are produced to meet demand and have been below the 50,000 mark since 2010.
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