American Buffalo Gold Bullion Coins are one ounce of .9999 fine 24-karat gold and are investment-grade coins whose weight, content, and purity are guaranteed by the United States government. By law, the gold for the American Buffalo Gold Bullion Coins must be taken from newly mined sources in America. They are struck at the United States Mint at West Point, New York but strangely enough the coins do not have a mint mark.
The United States Mint, one of the most famous and highly regarded mints in the world, releases several series annually to the delight of investors and coin collectors alike. The American Buffalo Gold Coins first introduced in 2006 with the obverse of the coin featuring the famous Indian Head design is one of the most sought after coins. (an amalgam of the images of three native American Chieftains).
The obverse of the coin features the right profile of a stoic indigenous figure. The image originally executed by noted sculptor James Earle Fraser, the Buffalo, or Indian Head, nickel debuted in 1913 and was produced until 1938, quickly becoming one of the US Nation’s best-loved circulating coins.
James Earle Fraser is known for his amazing sculptures for example the two heroic bronze equestrian statues titled The Arts of Peace or the famous End of a Trail piece. He was commissioned by the US Mint on several projects like medals and coins.
The Native American portrait featured on the obverse honors the legacy of the 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.
Indeed the reverse focuses on an American bison standing on a mound of dirt and we believe that a resident bison at Central Park Zoo in New York City was the inspiration behind Fraser’s design. It has captured the power and the size of the mighty beast, head down, looking fierce and almost ready to charge.
On the reverse can be found the following inscriptions:: United States of America, their official motto “In God we Trust”, the purity (1 oz of .9999 fine gold) and the face value of 50 dollars.
Although the coin is also legal tender, its face value of $50 is largely symbolic as the value of the gold it contains has historically been far greater.
The U.S. Mint does not sell American Buffalo Bullion Coins directly to the public.So you have now given a rare opportunity to acquire it with Coininvest, one of the official authorised dealers.
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