Celebrate the centennial anniversary of one of the United States Mint’s most beloved designs – the American Buffalo. Designed by James Earle Fraser, a student of the legendary sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, the American Buffalo design was first featured on the Type I Buffalo (or Indian Head) nickel in 1913. This legendary design remained in use on the nickel for 25 years. The design was given new life when it was used on the American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Proof Coin in 2006, the first 24-karat gold proof coin ever struck by the United States Mint.
We celebrate this 100-year milestone with an American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Reverse Proof Coin. Reversing the mirror-like background finish of the traditional proof coin and applying it instead to the design elements of the coin achieves a magnificent visual contrast against the uniquely frosted background. This anniversary edition captures the beauty of coin design and the modernization of coin production over the last 100 years in one magnificent showpiece.
The designs featured on the 2013 American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Reverse Proof Coin are based on the original 1913 Type I Buffalo (or Indian Head) nickel, designed by James Earle Fraser. The obverse (heads) features a profile representation of a Native American. The reverse (tails) features an American Buffalo (also known as a bison).
Check out the Indian Head Nickel for additional information about the original design and James Earle Fraser.
|Specification Name||Specification Value|
|Weight||1.0000 troy ounce|
|Diameter||1.287 inches |
|Mint and Mint Mark||West Point - W|
Pricing: Pricing for the 2013 American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Reverse Proof Coin is in accordance with the United States Mint pricing schedule for gold and platinum coins. These products are priced according to the range in which they appear on the United States Mint Gold and Platinum Coin Pricing Grid. Pricing for the 2013 American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Reverse Proof Coin could vary weekly dependent upon the London Fix weekly average gold price. Because of the possibility of pricing fluctuations, no mail orders will be accepted.
On-Sale Date: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, any order placed prior to the official on-sale date and time of August 8, 2013, at 12 noon (ET) shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.
There will be a four-week ordering window beginning August 8, 2013, at 12 noon (ET) and ending September 5, 2013, at 5 p.m. (ET).
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Shipping: Please allow one to two (1-2) weeks for shipping of in-stock products.