The 2016 Buffalo coin is struck in 0.9999 fineness, 24 carat gold. This bullion coin is issued by the US Mint and contains one ounce of gold.
The gold Buffalo coin is issued by the United States Mint and has a denomination of US $50. Designed by American sculptor, James Earle Fraser, the coin features an Indian head on the obverse and an American buffalo on the reverse. The buffalo is said to be based upon "Black Diamond," a favourite attraction at the New York Zoological Gardens.
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The obverse features an engraving by American sculptor, James Earle Fraser. The right facing Native American Indian is supposedly based on a combination of three Indian chiefs - Chief Iron Tail, Chief Two Moons and either Chief John Big Tree of the Onondaga tribe or John Two Guns, son of White Calf.
The coin bears the inscription LIBERTY, the date and F - the initial of the engraver Fraser.
The reverse features a left facing buffalo with the inscription UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM, IN GOD WE TRUST as well as $50, 1OZ .9999 FINE GOLD.
The Latin inscription E PLURIBUS UNUM translates to Out of many, one this is a traditional American motto which appears on the Great Seal of the United States.
|Actual Gold Weight||1 Troy oz|
|Obverse Designer:||James Earle Fraser|
|Reverse Designer:||James Earle Fraser|
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Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their gold content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.
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If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes, therefore some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.
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