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1 oz American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin (W) (Random Year)


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Here it is, the very first 24-karat proof gold coin ever struck by the U.S. Mint. The American buffalo proof gold coin boasts 1 oz of 0.9999 pure gold, and that’s awesome. In our minds, what’s even more important is the history…

At first we thought buffalo gold coins were a “remastering” of the original design, so we checked with the U.S. Mint. Turns out that yes, it was very slightly modified. This is based on the Type 1 buffalo design, which had the critter standing on a mound of dirt, which was just a bit too high in relief, and caused very fast wear. This modification has a toned-down dirt mound and a raised rim around both sides of the coin. Not that wear is exactly a concern for a proof 24-karat gold coin… 

If you love buffalo nickels, you’re not alone. They’re widely regarded as the best-designed of all U.S. coins, bar none. This is the version of that buffalo nickel you always wanted – big enough to see, appreciate, marvel at, daydream over. And because it’s struck at proof quality, the engraving and relief are spectacular. This is the way the American buffalo coin should be seen!

This is your opportunity to get your hands on a gold American buffalo proof coin from thefirst-ever mintage. They won’t be around forever, get yours while you can!  Your order can contain a coin from any year during the run, including the current year.

Why 24-karat or 0.9999 pure gold?

Funny, we wondered the same thing. Well, it turns out the U.S. Mint and our nation’s official gold bullion coin, the American eagle were losing market share to pure gold coins like the Canadian gold maple leaf. Some 60% of the world gold market want pure gold coins rather than 22-kt eagles or Krugerrands. So the gold buffalo is the U.S. Mint’s play for the pure gold coin market. 

Highlights of the West Point 1 oz proof American buffalo gold coin:

  • Stunningly crisp and beautiful, a proof-quality rendition of James Earle Fraser’s iconic design
  • 2006 was the first year American buffalo gold coins were minted
  • Proof coin with West Point mintmark (U.S. Mint catalog number BA6), in original U.S. Mint presentation packaging as shown
  • Limited supply, here today gone tomorrow – those who hesitate will regret it!

The buffalo gold coin and American history

If you ever daydreamed about being a cowboy or a train-robber, this is the gold coin for you…

See, American buffalo gold coins are an homage to the buffalo nickel from way back in 1913. James Earle Fraser made magic when he designed that coin: The noble portrait of a Native American with a stoic expression on the obverse, the iconic American bison (okay, fine, call it a buffalo) on the reverse so incredibly lifelike. And like the portrait on the obverse, the buffalo looks unbelievably sad. Somehow Fraser captured America’s heartbreak and mourning over the end of the days of cowboys and pioneers. He distilled the sorrow of a nation into two masterpieces of art 

No, no that’s not it at all! Both the Native American chief and the buffalo, they’re expressions of strength, courage and the pioneering spirit that drove those settlers out of the cities, across the plains, through forests and deserts, over mountains all the way to the Pacific! That’s why it says LIBERTY in big letters right on the front, where you can’t miss it!

…suffice to say, members of the BullionMax team have very passionate and mixed opinions on the issue. 

Product specifications
SKU 1324687931
Metal Gold
Purity 0.9999
Product Type Collectible Coin
Year Minted 2006
Mint U.S. Mint
Country United States
Grade Proof
Weight 1 oz
Thickness 2.98 mm
Certificate of Authenticity true
IRA Eligibility Yes
Face Value/Denomination $50
Obverse Design James Earle Fraser
Reverse Design James Earle Fraser
Edge Design Reeded






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All your purchased products are packaged under video surveillance to ensure quality control and packages are carefully and discreetly wrapped in generic corrugated boxes. 


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We ship via Registered/Insured U.S. Postal Service and UPS in discreet, secure packaging. Each package is fully insured and may require a signature upon delivery. Packages take 1-10 business days for delivery. We’ll send your tracking number by email when your order ships. 


Is my order insured while in transit?
Yes, BullionMax fully insures all of its shipments. Should anything happen while your package is in transit to you, it will be covered by our insurance policy.
However, we will not accept responsibility if you have left instructions with any carriers or delivery services to leave parcels unattended for you without the need for a signature, or if you have given the carrier instructions to leave your package with anyone other than the addressee. This includes but is not limited to a building manager, neighbor, a business mailroom, drop-off location such as Mail Boxes, etc., The UPS Store, the Military Postal Service, etc.
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We reserve the right to re-ship your items or refund your money at our discretion.


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Packages we ship may not require a signature for delivery. Expedited shipping, whether via UPS or the U.S. Postal Service, requires a signature for delivery.


Do you ship to U.S. territories?
We do not ship to US territories. Due to special requirements set by the postal systems, we are unable to ship outside of U.S. states.


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Do you offer UPS shipping to Alaska and Hawaii?
No, we do not. The costs of shipping to these states are extremely prohibitive, so we utilize USPS on all shipments to Alaska and Hawaii.


Do we ship to P.O. Boxes?
No, we do not. Sorry.


Do you ship to UPS store locations?
No. UPS 3-Day Air service excludes shipments to UPS Stores, as well as Alaska, Hawaii and APO addresses.


My package appears to have been damaged or tampered with. What should I do?
We recommend you refuse any shipment that appears to be damaged or tampered with because the shipping insurance ends once signed for and/or delivered. When refused, the package(s) will return to BullionMax for inspection. 
If you have taken possession of a damaged or tampered package, please save all packaging and contact call us at (800) 729-3202 during normal business hours of 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PT) Monday – Friday within 48 hours for further instructions. Failure to notify us of damage or tampering within 48 hours from signature or delivery date may impact our ability to cover your claim.


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We see very few delivery issues with our carriers, but sometimes delays do occur. In those situations, we appreciate your patience to wait a little longer for your package (at least 7 business days) before contacting us. Should the package not arrive, an investigation of the shipment is required before any order is reshipped or refunded. We may ask you to file a police report if it appears loss is due to theft or tampering. Your assistance speeds up the investigation and the sooner we complete it, the sooner we can resolve the missing order.

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