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.
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.
- 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