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The American Buffalo, also known as the Gold Buffalo, is a 1 troy ounce 99.99% pure gold coin introduced by the U.S. Mint in 2006. To buy gold coins such as the American Buffalo means acquiring the first-ever pure gold coin minted in America. The U.S. Mint decided to introduce a pure gold investment coin after observing the popularity of the Canadian Maple Leaf. The American Buffalo is available both as an uncirculated bullion coin and in a special proof edition. Proof editions are issued in smaller quantities and feature a special glossy finish.


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Icon of American pride

The golden American Buffalo represents a treasure trove of symbolism and wealth. Since its introduction, this gold coin has held a special place in the world of precious metal investments and collectors. With its high purity, beautiful design, and historical significance, the American Buffalo is much more than just an investment coin; it is an icon of American pride and heritage.

History of the American Buffalo coin

The history of the American Buffalo dates back to the early 21st century when the U.S. Mint decided to introduce a new gold coin. Inspired by the popularity under those who buy Canadian Maple Leaf gold coins, the U.S. Mint sought to create a coin that would embody the rich history and culture of America. The result was the American Buffalo, the very first pure gold coin ever minted in America.

Design of the American Buffalo gold coin

One of the most striking features of the American Buffalo is its iconic design. The golden American Buffalo is characterized by a design with a Native American theme. On the obverse side of the coin, a powerful portrait of a Native American chief, designed by the renowned artist James Earle Fraser, adorns the coin. This image honors the indigenous population of North America and reminds us of their role in the continent's history.

On the reverse side of the coin, an imposing bison is depicted, gazing proudly over a hill. Some claim that this bison is inspired by Black Diamond, a legendary bison that resided in the New York City zoo in the early 20th century. Beneath the image of the bison lies the familiar American slogan "In God We Trust", along with the coin's face value and the indication of the purity and weight of the gold. The 1 Troy Ounce gold Buffalo coin has a diameter of 32.8 mm and a thickness of 2.8 mm.

Symbolism of the American Buffalo

The American Buffalo is infused with symbolism deeply rooted in American history and culture. The image of the Native American chief reminds us of the rich indigenous traditions and ways of life that once dominated the American landscape. The bison, a symbol of strength and freedom, represents the untamed spirit of the American West and reminds us of the pioneers who explored and shaped the land.

The United States Mint

The United States Mint is the official mint of the United States. Established in 1792 through the Coinage Act of 1792, this mint produces the Silver Eagle, the Gold Eagle, and other investment coins. The first branch was built in Philadelphia, then the capital of the United States, making it one of the oldest federal government agencies in the U.S. This venerable institution has a long history of craftsmanship and excellence in coin minting. Using advanced technology and meticulous attention to detail, the U.S. Mint strikes each American Buffalo with precision and care. The American Buffalo is struck from the purest gold, with a purity of 999.9/1000.

Importance of the American Buffalo in the world of investment

The American Buffalo is not just a symbol of American pride and heritage; it is also a valuable asset in the world of precious metal investments. As one of the purest gold investment coins in the world, the American Buffalo offers a solid hedge against inflation and economic uncertainty. Investors worldwide appreciate the reliability and stability of gold as an investment, and the American Buffalo provides a unique opportunity to capitalize on the value of this noble metal. With its exquisite design and purity of gold, the American Buffalo is not only an investment but also an artwork that can be passed down for generations.

Ordering the Gold Buffalo coin

By purchasing the American Buffalo, you opt for a product minted from the purest gold with a purity of 999.9/1000, equivalent to 24-karat gold. Each coin weighs 1 troy ounce, equivalent to 31.1 grams, the standard unit of weight for precious metals such as gold, silver, platinum, and when you buy palladium. This standard size ensures consistency and value preservation, making the American Buffalo a popular choice among investors and collectors. You can also buy American Eagle gold coins from the U.S. Mint, which are slightly less pure than the gold Buffalo coin.

Whether you're looking for a single coin to add to your investment portfolio or an entire collection to keep for the future, the American Buffalo offers a range of options for investors of all levels. With its timeless beauty and historical significance, the American Buffalo is a valuable addition to any collection. Ready to buy a gold Buffalo coin? Order yours directly online or visit our store.