2021 1 oz American Gold Buffalo Coin

SKU: BUG-00282
IRA Eligible


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The American Gold Buffalo Coin is an instantly recognizable coin. Its beautiful design depicts a Native American leader on one side and a majestic American buffalo on the other. Its intricate images and brilliant texture have always been considered some of the best in the coin bullion industry.


Though silver buffalo coins are also relatively popular, the unique appeal of the gold strike on the 2021 1 Oz American Gold Buffalo Coin draws collectors to the coin each year of its release.   


This coin is relatively new, especially compared to some of the other major symbolic coins from the U.S. Mint. The first release of this design happened in 2006, and it has been re-released once yearly since then.


Both the obverse and reverse side of the coin symbolize the majesty and history of the United States, and particularly of its native inhabitants. The buffalo in particular is a heartfelt reference to a lost period of American history; the pseudo-extinction of the species has turned it into an recognizable icon of the American wild.   


Key Features: 

  • .9999 pure gold. 
  • Backed by the United States government (face value: $50).
  • Obverse depiction: A Native American tribal leader.
  • Reverse depiction: The majestic American buffalo stands upon a hill. 
  • Recommended Supplies: 32mm Capsule, Capsule Tube, Empty Gold Buffalo Tube


The American Gold Buffalo coin is actually the first of the US Mint gold coins to be struck with .9999 pure gold. Its release in 2006 was highly anticipated for a few reasons, and this is one of the big ones. Aside from its uniquely pure gold composition, the American Gold Buffalo Coin is also appreciated for its classic American design. The United States Mint provides complete backing for this coin, and its face value of $50 only adds to its place in the hearts of many American collectors.   


Our coins are always shipped in BU (Brilliant Uncirculated) condition, and our unique shipping process is specially designed to prevent any kind of blemishing or damage to our Hero Bullion coins. And with a coin of this aesthetic appeal and precious metal purity, this consideration is more important than ever.   


The obverse side of this coin depicts an unnamed tribal leader. The design was first drafted in 1913 by artist James Earle Fraser. His goal was to combine features of three notable leaders among indigenous groups in American history. In doing so, he created one of the most memorable images depicting Native American cultures and peoples. It’s easy to forget how essential Native history is to the American identity; this coin remains a vibrant reminder of this cultural fact.   


2021 1 oz American Gold Buffalo Coin
Chief Iron Tail, Chief Two Moons, & Chief Big Tree- The models that designer Fraser crafted his sculpt from.


But on the reverse, another image of America’s long past reminds onlookers of the cultural landmarks of years before. The proud buffalo is nearly extinct, but its image is etched into the back of this historic coin. The buffalo appears to stand on the top of a hill. This side of the coin also includes the classic American coinage phrases, “E Pluribus Unum” and “In God We Trust,” as well as the weight, purity, and face value of the piece.   


The 2021 1 Oz American Gold Buffalo coin from Hero Bullion allows collectors to grab onto yet another extremely pure set of historically beloved symbols by the United States Mint. 




US Mint

Precious Metal



American Buffalo

Metal Content

1 Troy Ounce


.9999 Fine




BU (Brilliant Uncirculated)


James Earle Fraser


32.7 mm


2.95 mm



Tube/Sheet Quantity


Mint Box Quantity


IRA Eligible


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  1. Deylin C (verified owner)

    Beautiful coin, great price, fast processing and shipping! This was my first purchase with Hero and I couldn’t have been more pleased.

  2. christian.andrews (verified owner)

    Picked up one on Black Friday at ~4%, came in amazing condition and the packaging was well done to protect it’s condition. Hero Bullion had the best pricing on buffalos on Black Friday and I will be purchasing more

  3. Sunshine (verified owner)

    Got one on Black Friday and Hero Bullion had the best price for Gold Buffalo. The coin came in great BU condition and was packaged pretty well.

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