Proof 1 oz American Gold Buffalo Coin (Capsule Only)

SKU: BUG-01874
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The 1 oz Proof American Gold Buffalo Coin, first introduced in 2006, represents a significant milestone in the history of the United States Mint. It’s the first 24-karat, .9999 pure gold coin ever released by the US Mint, marking a new era in American coinage. This coin is not just a piece of precious metal; it’s a symbol of American heritage and craftsmanship, appealing to both investors and collectors for its purity, design, and historical significance.


Key Features:

  • Composition: Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
  • Face Value: Bears a $50 (USD) value backed by the federal government.
  • Obverse Design: Features a right-profile relief of a Native American figure, complete with woven hair and a feather.
  • Reverse Design: Includes an American bison in left-profile relief, standing on a mound of dirt.
  • Design Inspiration: Both designs are the work of James Earle Fraser, originally used for the Buffalo Nickel.
  • Minting: Bears the “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint.
  • Packaging: Arrives in clear capsules, no boxes or certificates included.


The American Gold Buffalo Coin is steeped in history, drawing its design from the Buffalo Nickel, a five-cent piece that circulated in the early 20th century. The obverse side of the coin features a Native American figure, a composite of several tribal leaders, symbolizing the rich heritage and diversity of America’s indigenous people. The reverse showcases the iconic American bison, inspired by Black Diamond, a famous bison from the Central Park Zoo in New York City. These elements not only reflect America’s past but also underscore the coin’s unique selling proposition: a blend of historical significance and pure gold content.


The obverse side of the coin is a testament to America’s rich cultural heritage, featuring a detailed portrait of a Native American. This image, a composite of various tribal leaders, captures the essence of the nation’s indigenous roots. The intricate details, from the woven hair to the feather, are a tribute to the diverse and rich history of Native American tribes.


On the reverse, the coin proudly displays an American bison, symbolizing the untamed spirit of the nation. The bison, inspired by Black Diamond of the Central Park Zoo, stands majestically on a mound of dirt. This design not only pays homage to the wildlife of America but also to the country’s journey towards progress and development.


Embrace a piece of American legacy with the 1 oz Proof American Gold Buffalo Coin, where the fusion of .9999 pure gold and iconic imagery intertwines investment with tradition. Each coin, a canvas of history, showcases the enduring spirit of America through its exquisite portrayal of native heritage and majestic wildlife. This coin isn’t just a transaction; it’s a timeless acquisition, marrying the allure of gold with a narrative woven into the nation’s fabric.




US Mint, West Point

Precious Metal



American Buffalo

Metal Content

1 Troy Ounce


.9999 Fine






James Earle Fraser


32.7 mm


2.95 mm



IRA Eligible


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