2008-W 1/4 oz Gold Buffalo BU (w/Box & COA)

2008-W 1/4 oz Gold Buffalo BU (w/Box & COA)

When the American Gold Buffalo burst on the scene in 2006, it immediately demanded a place among the world's elite Gold bullion coins. This is the only year the fractional Gold Buffalo coin was made by the U.S. Mint!

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1/4 oz of .9999 fine Gold.
  • Packaged in a U.S. Mint issued box with the certificate of authenticity.
  • Low mintage of 9,949 coins.
  • Obverse: Showcases a rendition of James Earle Fraser's acclaimed "Buffalo Nickel" design of an American Indian in profile that was originally minted in 1913.
  • Reverse: Depicts an American buffalo 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.
  • Sovereign coin backed by the U.S. government.

The U.S. Gold Buffalo is one of the world's favorite Gold bullion products. Add this 1/4 oz Gold Buffalo to your cart today!

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.
Customer Reviews of 2008-W 1/4 oz Gold Buffalo BU (w/Box & COA)
2008-W 1/4 oz Gold Buffalo BU (w/Box & COA)
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By  David

from Burbank


I buy Apmex products because they have great coins at a very good price, free shipping and the best customer service.


  • Attractive Design
  • Recognized Brand
  • Mint Condition
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Easy to Sell


from IN


The Buffalo gold coins are the best looking coins the US mint has made in a long time. I was dissapointed when they discontinued the fractionals but at least I was lucky enough to have purchased a few!


from MD


This is one of the lowest mintages coins the US Mint has produced in the modern era. Buffalo gold coins were only made in fractional sizes for one year in 2008, and this coin is the key to the fractionals. It is a coin to keep your eye on! Also, in the current market these coins carry the strongest premium when they are in their original government holders like this one.

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