Gold Buffalos - The 2008-W Gold Buffalo is the prize of the Buffalo collection. These 2008 Gold coins come from the only year fractional Gold American Buffalos were minted and they are scarce. Get your own little piece of Americana.
The Native American depiction on the coin's obverse is believed to be based on three different American Indians. Two of the American Indians who modeled for James Earle 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.
The obverse of this Gold coin shows the well-known Indian Head design. The reverse of the Gold Buffalo features the classic buffalo design, as well as inscriptions of the weight, denomination and Gold content. It is widely believed that the bison on the coin's reverse was modeled after Black Diamond, a popular attraction at the New York Zoological Gardens.
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