2020 AMERICAN BUFFALO 1oz Gold Coin
The Gold Buffalo was America’s first ever one ounce 24-carat gold coin; originally produced to compete with other foreign pure gold coins as some collectors prefer pure coins. It has a legal tender value of $50, just like the other US bullion coin – the American Eagle.
The 2020 coin is the 13th edition of the American Buffalo coin, produced by the US Mint in West Point, New York.
The reverse of the coin reads United States of America across the top, and is accompanied by the latin motto E Pluribus Unum – “Out of many, one” – just above the buffalo’s back. The phrase ‘In God We Trust’ also appears, and has done so on US gold coins since 1908.
The image of an American Buffalo was also copied from the Buffalo Nickel. It is heavily rumoured to be that of Black Diamond, a buffalo from New York’s Central Park Zoo during the early 20th century.
The obverse of the coin depicts a Native American, whom Fraser said he created as a mixture of the features of three chiefs from different American Indian tribes, Big Tree, Iron Tail, and Two Moons, who posed as models for him to sketch. The obverse also shows the motto “LIBERTY” on the top right, the year of mintage on the bottom left, and below that the letter F for Fraser.
Each coin comes packaged a Quadrum coin capsule with a black insert that is a perfect backdrop to highlight your gold buffalo.
This item is only available for purchase in the United Kingdom