American Buffalo 24K Gold Coin's obverse and reverse designs feature images by noted American sculptor James Earle Fraser
. The designs were originally featured on the popular "Indian Head," or " Buffalo nickel
" which was introduced in 1913 to showcase the native beauty of the American West.
2013 is the 100th Anniversary of the James Earle Fraser
design on the American Buffalo 24K Gold Coin. In celebration, the United States Mint is considering introducing a reverse proof coin, which would not be minted to demand but would be minted in quantities sufficient so that most people who currently purchase American Buffalo coins would have the opportunity to buy it. (A reverse proof coin consists of reversing the mirror-like background finish of a traditional proof coin, and applying it to the design elements of the coin to achieve a unique contrast.) In addition, the standard American Buffalo proof coin would be minted to demand.
The price of the 100th Anniversary American Buffalo reverse proof coin will be approximately $2,000.
The price of the standard American Buffalo proof coin will be approximately $2,000.
Note: Pricing for gold coin products is tied to the market price for an ounce of gold and can vary dependent upon changes in the market value (based on the London Fix).