The American Buffalo, also known as the Gold Buffalo, is a 1 troy ounce gold coin minted in 99.99% pure gold and introduced by the U.S. Mint in 2006. When you buy the American Buffalo, you are buying the first pure gold coin ever minted in America. Producer U.S. Mint decided to introduce a pure gold bullion coin after observing the popularity of the Canadian Maple Leaf. The American Buffalo is available as an uncirculated investment coin, as well as in a special proof version. Proof versions are issued in smaller editions and have a special finish.
The golden American Buffalo is characterized by a design with a Native American theme. The obverse of this coin is decorated with an image of an Indian head after a design by James Earle Fraser. On the back we see a bison standing on a mound of earth. This animal is said to be a depiction of Black Diamond, a bison that took refuge in New York Zoo in the early 1900s. Next to this image see the well-known American vow, "In God We Trust" while the face value of the coin and the purity and weight of the gold are listed below.
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By purchasing the American Buffalo you are opting for a product that is minted from the purest gold with a content of 999.9 / 1000. Pure gold is also known as 24 carat gold. The coin is minted in a standard weight of 1 troy ounce, the unit of weight for precious metals such as gold, silver, platinum and palladium. This unit is equivalent to 31.1 grams. Producer U.S. Mint is also known for the production of the popular American Eagle gold coins, which are slightly less pure than the gold Buffalo coin. Do you want to buy a gold Buffalo coin? Order it directly online or in our store.