This 4-Coin Proof Gold Buffalo Set features coins from the only year that fractional Gold Buffalo coins were minted. There was a limited mintage of just 7,803 sets.
- Contains a total of 1.85 oz actual Gold weight.
- Housed in the original mint box with a certificate of authenticity.
- Obverse: Showcases a rendition of James Earle Fraser's acclaimed "Buffalo Nickel" design of an American Indian in profile originally minted in 1913.
- Reverse: Depicts an American buffalo on the reverse which is a visual representation of the bison named Black Diamond who, in the early 1900s, lived in the Central Park Zoo in New York City.
- Features the West Point Mint's "W" mintmark.
- Guaranteed by the U.S. Mint.
The classic Gold Buffalo Set gains even more collectibility since 2008 was the only year that fractional Gold Buffalos were issued. Add this beautiful 4-Coin Proof Gold Buffalo Set to your cart today!
The history of American Buffalo 2008 Gold coins
Fractional American Buffalo U.S. Gold coins were only minted in 2008. With the 2008 Gold coins, the U.S. Mint gave collectors and investors the option of buying 1/10 oz, 1/4 oz and 1/2 oz Gold coins in the historic American Buffalo design, in addition to the standard 1 oz Gold coins. The Gold coins have the legal tender values of $5, $10, $25 and $50 respectively. These fractional coins were available in proof or burnished finish. The price of Gold has driven up the value of these Gold coins since their release though, and these American Buffalo coins have become some of the most valuable of the series.
Why invest in 2008 Gold Buffalo coins?
The 2008 American Buffalo Gold coins, already valuable as Gold bullion investments, are even more valuable thanks to a variety of circumstances that make the Gold coins unusual. These coins are produced in beautiful proof finish, with a mirrored background and frosted devices. U.S. Gold coins come in several finishes, and the 2008 Gold Buffalos were the only Buffalo coins that were available in “burnished” finish, which offers a softly frosted matte look that is distinct from regular Gold bullion. This Gold coin was also offered in fractional sizes for the first time, making for a popular set of four legal tender values. The Gold coin prices also reflect the fact it was an unusually low mintage, making the Gold coins more valuable and harder to find.
U.S. Gold Coins offer a reliable way to invest in Gold bullion.
These 2008 Gold Buffalo coins come in a beautiful display box and protective capsules so that you can enjoy your Gold investment for more than just their monetary value. There are many interesting Gold coins as there as the many Gold bullion rounds, but unlike rounds, Gold coins are considered to be U.S. legal tender. A Gold coin is guaranteed for quality and purity by its issuing government. Gold coin prices include a premium for this assurance, but it also typically makes the Gold coins more valuable when you sell the Gold coin.
U.S. Gold coin prices are based on world markets, including needs for industry and investment.
The value of many Gold Buffalo coins is based on the Gold spot price, which is determined by several factors. A Gold coin gains value from the supply and demand for Gold, including Gold’s use in jewelry and industry, especially electronics. The Gold coin prices you pay are also based on the cost of production and distribution, as well as the uniqueness of the coins. However, because of the highly collectible nature of this particular set, their collector appeal outweighs their intrinsic bullion value and their price does not vary directly with Gold spot.