American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin

Background

The American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Proof Coin is the first 24–karat gold proof coin ever struck by the U.S. Mint and is the collector version of the official United States Mint American Buffalo Gold Bullion Coin.

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Characteristics

Based on the original 1913 Buffalo nickel, Type 1, as designed by James Earle Fraser. The Native American portrait featured on the obverse once again honors the legacy of our land’s first inhabitants, while the power of the American Buffalo on the coin’s reverse recalls the pioneering spirit of the Nation’s westward expansion.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • LIBERTY
  • Year

Reverse Inscriptions

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • E PLURIBUS UNUM
  • IN GOD WE TRUST
  • $50
  • 1 OZ. .9999 FINE GOLD

Mint and Mint Mark

Specifications

Composition: 99.99% Gold
Weight: 1.0000 troy ounce
Diameter: 1.287 inches (32.70 mm)
Thickness: 0.116 inch (2.95 mm)

Artist Information

  • Designer: James Earle Fraser
Content last reviewed August 30, 2016

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