2006-W 1 oz Proof Gold Buffalo PF-69 NGC (FS)

2006-W 1 oz Proof Gold Buffalo PF-69 NGC (FS)

This inaugural year Proof Buffalo has been graded PF-69 by NGC. Additionally, these carry the rare First Strikes red label, used only for a brief period, and the predecessor to the current Early Releases designation.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .9999 fine Gold.
  • NGC encapsulation guarantees and protects the coin's near-perfect PF-69 condition.
  • The scarce First Strikes label was used by NGC for only a brief period starting in 2005, until a lawsuit settlement in 2006 required them to switch to the more familiar Early Releases designation, making these labels collectible in their own right.
  • Obverse: James Earle Fraser's classic portrait of a Native American in profile, as first seen on the Buffalo Nickel in 1913.
  • Reverse: An American Buffalo, adapted from the original reverse of the classic Buffalo Nickel. This image is thought to be based on Black Diamond, a buffalo living in the Central Park Zoo in the early 20th century.
  • Sovereign coin backed by the U.S. government.

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The American Gold Buffalo pays homage to one of the most iconic coins in American history. First minted in 2006, the American Gold Buffalo was the first 1 oz Gold coin struck by the United States Mint containing .9999 fine Gold. The coin was created to compete with other pure Gold bullion coins on the market like the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf and the Mexican Gold Libertad, and saw immediate success. All American Gold Buffalos contain 1 oz of .9999 fine Gold; however, fractional sizes of this Gold bullion coin were minted in 2008 and this one year of production makes them highly collectible.

The design of this Gold bullion coin is based on James Earle Fraser’s iconic and wildly popular 1913 Buffalo Nickel. The obverse of the coin depicts the profile of a Native American man who was modeled after three different chiefs from Native American tribes: Lakota chief Iron Tail, Cheyenne chief Two Moons and Seneca chief John Big Tree. The reverse of the coin features the classic buffalo designed after Black Diamond, a 1,550-pound bison that lived in New York City’s Central Park Zoo in the early 1900s.

American Gold Buffalos are struck at the West Point Mint in New York. Known as the “Fort Knox of Silver”, the West Point Mint produces all American Eagle coins in Gold, Silver and Platinum as well as all Gold and some Silver commemorative coins.

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