The United States Mint began producing the Gold American Buffalo in 2006. The United States Government minted the first coin with pure 24-karat gold and available to the public. The Gold American Buffalo minted to compete directly with the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf and other foreign 24-karat gold coins.
The design of the coin should be familiar to any coin collector. The obverse of the 2023 Gold American Buffalo is similar to the Indian Head or Buffalo nickel featuring the design of late sculptor James Earle Fraser of a Native American figure's profile portrait. The design doesn't depict a particular Native American. Fraser himself wasn't consistent with his story of the identity of the subject of his design. In 1913 he wrote to the Mint Director of the time claiming that he had done portraits of several Native Americans, including Iron Tail and Two Moons and that the Native American on the coin is probably a combination of all of these.
The reverse of the coin should look very familiar, as well. The American bison design is also from James Earle Fraser. Like the obverse design, there is a doubt for the inspiration of the reverse design. The American bison Black Diamond at the Bronx Zoo was Fraser's subject for the design. Although Fraser has a vivid recollection of Black Diamond, the American bison never lived at the Bronx Zoo. Instead, he lived at the Central Park Zoo until 1915, when he was sold and slaughtered. The final design of the reverse does differ from the genuine Black Diamond.
Regardless of the inspiration behind Fraser's designs, the 2023 Gold American Buffalo is a beautiful homage to the Buffalo Nickel. The nominal face value of the coin is $50 and guaranteed by the United States Government.
Why invest in the 2023 Gold Buffalo coin?
The 2023 Gold American Buffalo is a beautiful investment and is minted in 24-karat gold. The Gold American Buffalo also pays homage to one of the most iconic designs in American coinage history, making it popular among investors and collectors alike. Own one of the most popular gold bullion coins globally and invest with a trusted precious metals company.
*Our supply comes from the Mint in sealed tubes of 20 and boxes of 500 coins. Quantities ordered that are not multiples of 20 may include loose coins that are packaged in bubble wrap, rather than in the original tubes. Minor imperfections can occur during the minting, shipping or handling process. This does not constitute a valid reason for a return.