The United States Mint began production of the Gold Buffalo in 2006 as a direct competitor to the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf and other pure gold bullion coins. It also provides an alternative to the popular American Gold Eagle for investors with whom purity matters. The Buffalo is minted in .9999 fine gold (24 karat) rather than the .9167 (22 karat) pure metal used for the Eagle. While both coins contain a full troy ounce of gold, the American Buffalo gold is slightly smaller in size because it does not contain the alloy metals, meaning no silver and copper.
American Gold Buffalo Design
Despite being relatively new, the Gold Buffalo coin features a recreation of an iconic American design that was first created in 1913. Based on the Buffalo nickel, these coins include a Native American head on the obverse, and a buffalo design on the reverse along with standard encryptions including “In God We Trust” and “E Pluribus Unum.” The reverse also denotes the 1 troy ounce weight, .9999 fine gold content, and $50 face value.
Other Gold Buffalos from Guidance Corporation
This coin is the Buffalo in BU condition, but there are other options available to you. We’ll typically have other gold buffalo coins in stock, including:
- Varied Year Gold Buffalo
- 2020 Gold Buffalo
- NGC / PCGS MS-69 Coin
- Buffalo Proof Coin
- Original Packaging Coin
We’re able to help you find coins officially graded by PCGS or NGC, ranging anywhere from MS-61 to MS-70. Even if the gold coin isn’t available on our site, we can still help you find one. Use our Find Your Coin form or reach out to us to get started.
If you’re looking to invest in 24-karat gold from the United States Mint, Guidance Corporation offers the 24-karat Gold Buffalo Coin at the lowest price guaranteed. Buy online or call us at 1-800-526-7765 for further investment and pricing options.