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The Gold Buffalo - America's Pure Gold Bullion Coin

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The US Mint's Gold Buffalo Coin is a .9999 pure, 24-karat gold bullion coin. Prior to its inception in 2005, the American Gold Eagle coin, which is 22-karats, was the only official U.S. gold bullion coin. In order to compete with 24-karat bullion coins minted by other governments, such as the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coin and the Chinese Gold Panda coin, the American Gold Buffalo coin was legislated in 2005 and first minted in 2006.

The new American Gold Buffalo Bullion coin is the first .9999 fine 24-karat gold coin offered by the US Mint to the public and provides the ability for investors to add pure American gold to their portfolios.

American Gold Buffalo Bullion Coin Facts

  • Authorized by congress for production in 2005; first offered to public on June 22, 2006
  • 2006 & 2007 versions contain one troy ounce of the purest gold available
  • 2008-11 coins also available in 1/10 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/2 oz denominations
  • Illustrations depict Native American chief on the front and buffalo on the back
  • Gold must be mined from American sources

US Minted and Guaranteed

The US Government mints and certifies the American Gold Buffalo, guaranteeing the coin's weight, content, and purity.

Why Invest in Gold and Pure American Gold Bullion Coins (The Gold Buffalo)

Investment demand for gold continues to be driven by its long history as a store of value and medium of exchange, and its positive impact to portfolio diversification. Unlike fiat currencies, the supply of gold is relatively fixed, and as the second rarest precious metal in the word, gold maintains a safe haven status. American Gold Buffalo coins are among the purest of the world's gold coins and are the perfect addition to any investment portfolio. Due to its pure (.9999) gold composition and US issued guarantee, it is recognized and traded in major investment markets world-wide.

American Gold Buffalo Coins are eligible for inclusion in metal's IRAs. See our IRA section for all metal IRA eligible gold and silver products.

The Proof is in the Gold Buffalo

The proof version of the Gold Buffalo is minted through a special process and carries a "W" indicating its production by the US Mint at Westpoint. While the proof version is primarily aimed at collectors, Gold Buffalo Proof coins add value to any collection or portfolio.

A Golden Opportunity

While the Gold Buffalo is a relatively new coin and the first of its kind to be issued by the US Mint, it has become a key fixture in the gold bullion market.

The American Gold Buffalo coin gives investors and collectors the opportunity to add American pure precious metal, as well as a piece of history, to their portfolios and collections.

Add Gold to your portfolio. Order online or contact us at (813) 482-9300 and we'll help you find the right gold bullion coin investment.

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