2008 American Buffalo Gold Coin
Struck on specially prepared planchets, these proofs offer more shine and luster than their bullion counterparts. If you are building an extensive Gold Buffalo collection, this 2008 American Buffalo Gold Coin is a particularly essential addition.
Gold Buffalo Coins have historically retained their original value and sustained appreciation over time. If you are shopping for U.S. Mint Gold, the Gold Buffalo Coin is a design you should not ignore.
American Buffalo Gold Coins feature the same design featured on the Buffalo Nickel. The Buffalo Nickel was minted from 1913 to 1938. The William Taft administration commissioned sculptor James Earle Fraser to create this design as a replacement for the Liberty Head Nickel design.
These Gold Buffalo proofs feature the profile of an American Indian chief on the obverse. Fraser purportedly modeled the bust after Iron Tail, John Big Tree and Two Moons. Thus, the design is a combination of several Native American chiefs rather than an exact portrait of one individual.
The reverse of the Gold Buffalo displays an American bison. It is widely believed that Fraser used Black Diamond from the Central Park Zoo as his model. However, Fraser once stated that he viewed the model bison at the Bronx Zoo. If the animal was indeed viewed at the Bronx Zoo, it is more likely that an American bison known as Bronx was used for the design.
The 2008 American Buffalo Gold Coin offers unquestionably exquisite detail on both sides with a beautifully polished sheen that makes it a charming piece to behold.