American Buffalo Gold Bullion, Production of American Buffalo 24-karat gold coins was authorized by Public Law 109-145, dated December 22, 2005, known as the Presidential $1 Coin Act. The American Buffalo Gold Coin’s obverse and reverse designs feature images by noted American sculptor James Earle Fraser, once a student of Augusts Saint-Gaudens, for America’s five-cent coin. That popular coin, known as the ‘Indian Head”, or “Buffalo Nickel” was introduced in 1913 and showcases the native beauty of the American West.
American Buffalo Gold Bullion Coins were the first .9999 fine 24-karat gold coins ever struck by the United States Mint. These $50 gold coins are available to members of the public seeking a simple and tangible means to own and invest in 24-karat gold in the form of legal tender coins whose content and purity is guaranteed by the United States Government.
The United States Mint produces American Buffalo Gold Proof Coins for collectors. The term “proof” refers to a specialized minting process that begins by manually feeding burnished coin blanks into presses fitted with special dies. Each coin is struck multiple times so the softly frosted highly detailed images seem to float above the field.