9999 Fine Gold 2013W American Buffalo $50 Reverse Proof NGC Early Releases PF70
The American Buffalo Gold coin's obverse and reverse designs feature images originally prepared by noted American sculptor. Once a student of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, for America's 5-cent coin(nickel). That popular coin, known as the Indian Head, or Buffalo, nickel was introduced in 1913 and showcases the native beauty of the American West. The Native American depiction on the coins obverse is believed to be based on three different American Indians. Two of the American Indians who modeled for Fraser as he sculpted the coin were named by the designer before his death.
They were known as Chief Iron Tail of the Lakota Sioux and Chief Two Moons of the Cheyenne. Although many have claimed to have had a sitting with Fraser for this design, he could not recall the name of the third person and satisfactory documentation has not yet been found to identify that individual.
It is widely believed that the bison on the coins reverse was modeled after Black Diamond, a popular attraction at the New York Zoological Gardens. In the first year of the coin's issuance, 1913, there were two distinct varieties, the first showing the bison on a mound and the second with the base redesigned to a thinner, straight line. American Buffalo Gold Coins bear the original Fraser Type I design. In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the release of the cherished Indian Head/Buffalo Nickel, the U. Mint produced a beautiful 24-karat gold reverse proof replicating the popular design, minted especially for collectors.
This 2013 release represents the first time the Gold Buffalo was minted as a reverse proof, featuring mirrored devices and frosted fields. 9999 fine gold at the U. Mint's West Point facility, and has a final reported mintage of 47,836. Reverse Proof Gold Buffalo is graded a perfect Proof 70 by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC).
The coin is presented in an elegant, high contrast Black Core Holder adorned with a specially designed NGC certification label celebrating the Buffalo design's 100th Anniversary. This graded coin comes complete with the original mint packaging. Sleeve, box, wood presentation box, and COA.Heck out photos for condition. Photos may appear a bit shiny or dark due to my. The coin pictured is the coin you will receive! The item "9999 Fine Gold 2013W American Buffalo $50 Reverse Proof NGC Early Releases PF70" is in sale since Sunday, January 10, 2021. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Bullion\Gold\Coins". The seller is "emberbluegreen" and is located in Bradley, California. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Coin: American Buffalo
- Composition: Gold
- Year: 2013
- Strike Type: Reverse Proof
- Certification: NGC
- Modified Item: No
- Brand/Mint: West Point
- Certification Number: 2612676-007
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Fineness: 0.9999
- Total Precious Metal Content: 1 oz
- Grade: PF 70
- Precious Metal Content per Unit: 1 oz