Gainesville Coins is thrilled to offer this year's new Gold Buffalo coins! Ever since it was introduced as the United States Mint's first .9999 fine gold coin ever in 2006, the American Gold Buffalo has captured the hearts of bullion investors. Thanks to its classic design and relatively low mintage totals, the Gold Buffalo series has remained one of the mint's largest successes to date. Each of these coins contains 1 troy ounce of pure gold by weight and bears a legal tender face value of $50.
The obverse design uses James Earle Fraser's original 1913 portrait of an Indian chief facing right. Fraser's engraving originally appeared on the five-cent "Buffalo nickel" from 1913 to 1938. The legend "LIBERTY" is placed against the rim to the right, while the year-date "2018" and a small incuse "F" for Fraser are placed at the bottom of the design. The edge design is reeded.
Fraser's famous depiction of a buffalo (also known as an American bison) graces the reverse design in exceptional detail. The buffalo faces left and stands on a rounded mound of earth, as it appeared in the Type I design of the Buffalo nickel. The mottoes "IN GOD WE TRUST" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM" are placed on either side of the buffalo. The issuing nation "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" curls along the rim above the buffalo. The bottom rim features incuse inscriptions for the denomination "$50" and the weight and purity, "1 OZ. .9999 FINE GOLD."
Interest in the Gold Buffalo coin has continued to be strong, revealing the deep admiration for Fraser's classic artwork. The success of the series also reveals robust demand for 99.99% pure gold bullion from investors. Buy the 2018 American Gold Buffalo 1 oz Coin while these beautiful bullion coins are still in stock!