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2022 1 oz American Buffalo Gold Coin (BU)

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The 2022 American gold buffalo 1 oz coin was inspired by the most celebrated of all American coins, the 1913-1938 buffalo nickel.

The gold buffalo features James Earle Fraser’s 1913 portrait of an indigenous American on the obverse side. It is believed that Fraser compiled images of Chief Two Moons of the Cheyenne nation and Chief Big Tree of the Kiowa when creating the design, both of whom posed for portraits, perhaps in an attempt to create an “ideal” Native American for this purpose. The reverse side shows a Fraser-designed American bison, symbolic of America’s vast underexplored wilderness, the Great Plains.

These coins carry a face value of $50 face value, and the U.S. government guarantees their purity and weight. With an exceptionally high purity and fascinating design history, the series is a popular one in steady demand.

Buffalo coins have been minted at West Point by the U.S. Mint since 2006. This 1 oz coin was the first in the Mint’s history minted in pure, 24-karat gold of 0.9999 fineness. The first modern U.S. gold bullion coin, the American eagle, is minted in 22-karat crown gold (just like the Krugerrand). The global popularity of Canada's pure gold maple leaf coins convinced the U.S. Mint that Americans needed their very own pure gold coin. Thus, the American buffalo gold bullion coin was born. Each coin carries a face value of $50, although the content of gold has always been worth more than the nominal value.

The American gold buffalo’s design pays homage to the Wild West period of American history. Its gold content reminds us that, when the West was won, salaries were paid and bets were settled in gold. Get your very own piece of timeless Americana today!

2022 1 oz American buffalo gold coin highlights:

  • One troy ounce of 24-karat gold, the first coin from the U.S. Mint in 99.99% pure gold
  • Based on James Fraser’s iconic 1913-1938 buffalo nickel design, an homage to the Wild West and the American frontier
  • Coins are minted at West Point and are guaranteed for weight and purity by the U.S. government with a face value of $50
  • We pack individual coins in plastic cases for protection before shipping. If you order 10+ of the same coin, we’ll secure them in protective tubes instead.

The difference between American buffalos and bison

Some folks will tell you that an American buffalo gold coin actually features an animal known to science as an American bison (Bison bison). They're right. So what's the difference? Well, technically, "buffalo" is a more general term, also used when talking about the big-horned African buffalo and the domesticated Asian water buffalo.

The reason we unscientific types call the American bison a "buffalo" is thanks to the French explorer Samuel de Champlain. He tentatively identified the American bison as a species of buffalo based on seeing some bison furs and drawings during his time with the Nipissing First Natino peoples in 1616. As far as we know, he never saw a living bison. If so, he probably would've come up with a more impressive-sounding name! See, in French, the word buffalo comes from their word bœuf, or "beef." French fur trappers working in the U.S. throughout the 1600s-1700s became familiar with the bison, but continued to call it a "buffalo" despite the fact that the Plains Indian languages had their own, perfectly suitable, names for this noble creature. 

Trust the French to name an animal based on how it tastes.

Product specifications
Metal Gold
Purity 0.9999
Product Type Coin
Year Minted 2022
Mint U.S. Mint
Country United States
Mint type Government
Grade BU
Weight 1 oz
IRA Eligibility Yes
Face Value/Denomination $50
Obverse Design James Earle Fraser
Reverse Design James Earle Fraser
Edge Design Reeded






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