History of the coin: Since 2006, the U.S. Mint has struck and released this unique gold piece for investors worldwide. The Gold American Buffalo, authorized by the Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2005, was the first 24-karat gold coin produced by the U.S. Mint. Additionally, this modern-day precious metal piece harkens to the “golden age” of U.S. coin design by recalling one of the country’s most lauded and widely recognized circulating metal pieces – James Earle Fraser’s Buffalo – or “Indian Head” – nickel, which was struck, with only slight design modifications along the way, from 1913 to 1938.
The design features the side profile of a Native American man on the coin’s obverse (front) and an American bison on the reverse. The obverse design is not a portrait of any one particular Native American man, but rather, is reportedly a combination of several real men Fraser encountered throughout his life. The identities of those men are somewhat unclear, as Fraser himself apparently recounted a variety of tales that did not always align regarding which men he used as inspiration for his early 20th century nickel design.
Each year, the U.S. Mint produces circulating bullion versions of the coin, plus a limited number of "Proof" coins, known for their mirror-like finish and exceptional quality. A small number of these proof coins achieves a perfect score of Proof 70 from one of the main grading service NGC.
Our firm has partnered with former Director of the U.S. Mint, Ed Moy, to offer hand-signed certification labels on Gold American Buffalo Proof 70 coins. The Ed Moy Signature Series of Gold American Buffalo Proof 70 coins will be highly sought after by investors and collectors and is exclusive to the U.S. Gold Bureau, meaning population for Proof 70 coins and Date Runs will be extremely low, adding to their investment potential.
First ever 24 karat gold coin series struck by the U.S. Mint
Source: Mintage figures provided by the United States Mint. Proof 70 Population indicates the number of coins in the given year that have been certified in perfect Proof 70 condition (NGC, May 2023). Gold American Buffalo performance is based on the actual selling price by our firm for Gold American Buffalo Proof 70 Investment Grade Coins. Past performance is not indicative of future results.