American Gold Buffalo Proof
- Gold Content – 1 troy oz. (31.108 g)
- Gross Weight – 1 oz. (31.103 g)
- Composition – 99.99% gold
- Coin Diameter – 1.287 inches (32.70 mm)
- Thickness – 0.116 in. (2.95 mm)
- Mint Dates – 2006 to present
In June 2006, the United States Mint began making America’s first 24-karat, pure gold (0.9999%), 1 oz. coin, the proof gold Buffalo.
This beautiful coin is based upon American sculptor James Earle Fraser’s much-loved 1913 Buffalo Nickel. The Buffalo features Fraser’s classic Native American on the coin’s obverse (front) and an American bison on the reverse.The Native American depiction on the coin’s obverse is thought to be a compilation of three men. Before his death, Fraser named two of the men as Chief Iron Tail of the Lakota Sioux and Chief Two Moons of the Cheyenne. The third person has not been definitively identified.Experts believe that the bison on the coin’s reverse was modeled after Black Diamond, a popular attraction at New York’s Zoological Gardens.
Proof Buffalo gold bullion coins are among the world’s purest gold coins. Each contains its full, stated weight in pure gold. By law, the gold used must come from newly mined sources in United States territory. The coins are struck at the United States Mint at West Point, New York, but they lack a mint mark.
Gold bullion coins from the United States Mint are the only official gold bullion coins whose weight, content and purity are guaranteed by the United States Government, making them investors’ top choice worldwide.
This is a premium coin, meaning its value is tied to factors other than the value of the spot price of the precious metal it contains. Valuation factors include, but are not limited to, speculative interest, collector and investor demand, available supply, industry promotions, perceived value, economic conditions, and other factors we deem relevant. The value assigned to this coin at any given time may vary from retailer to retailer and Augusta cannot guarantee another retailer will value this premium coin at the same rate as Augusta would in any given circumstance. Augusta cannot guarantee buy-back of any item it sells and cannot guarantee another retailer will purchase this premium coin. For up-to-date market pricing and availability, please contact us directly.