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 the coin’s price includes a premium above the melt value of the precious metal it contains, which includes Augusta’s margin. This premium is solely determined and controlled by Augusta, based on factors Augusta deems valuable in determining and controlling such premium. Other retailers may not recognize the premium value that Augusta recognizes for this premium coin and may only be willing to pay as little as the melt value for this coin (the value of the precious metal that the coin contains). If you sell this coin to a retailer that does not recognize the premium value assessed by Augusta at the time of sale, then such sale may result in significant losses. Augusta cannot guarantee that it will buyback any item it sells and cannot guarantee another retailer will purchase this premium coin.
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