2016 1 oz Gold Buffalo (MintDirect® Single)

2016 1 oz Gold Buffalo (MintDirect® Single)

APMEX individually seals each MintDirect® coin to ensure the authenticity and condition after the coins are removed directly from the mint boxes. Each coin is placed in a non-reactive plastic polymer authentication card to protect your coin’s finish. This process seals the coin within the card, creating a tamper-evident package that guarantees your investment indefinitely. Learn more about the tamper-evident process here.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .9999 fine Gold.
  • Packaged in RF-welded plastic polymer case (2 1/2" x 3 1/4"), protecting the coin's finish, with included authentication card.
  • Each authentication card features the MintDirect® designation, ensuring it comes directly from the U.S. Mint to you.
  • 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 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.

Protect and display your Gold Buffalo in style by adding an attractive display or gift box to your order.

The U.S. Gold Buffalo is one of the world's favorite Gold bullion products. Add this beloved Gold coin to your cart today!

APMEX has created a process to guarantee these coins are direct from the U.S. Mint to you to ensure that our customers receive only authentic U.S. Mint coins. MintDirect® is your symbol of guarantee that these coins were processed from tubes that come straight from mint-sealed "Monster Boxes", exactly as they were delivered, providing peace-of-mind when buying, holding or selling.

APMEX individually seals each MintDirect® coin to ensure that the authenticity and condition of each coin is protected after they are removed directly from the mint tubes. Each coin is placed in a protective authentication card composed of a non-reactive plastic polymer to protect your coin’s finish.

The sealing process seals the coin within the authentication card, creating a tamper-evident package that will guarantee your investment indefinitely. If the tamper-evident package has been opened in any way, you will know it. After the process is completed, the coin in tamper-evident package is removed from the machine and checked to ensure that the quality of the packaging meets our exacting standards. You now have a finished MintDirect® Single 2016 1 oz Gold Buffalo.

By using this process, APMEX can guarantee that the coins you receive are authentic and in the exact condition as they were when they left the United States Mint. The MintDirect® process gives investors confidence in their purchase, knowing that they can buy, hold or sell an authentic coin — guaranteed.

The history of Gold American Buffalos

The 2016 Gold Buffalos keep alive the sentiments expressed by sculptor James Earle Fraser in a 1947 radio interview: “I felt I wanted to do something totally American, a coin that could not be mistaken for any other country’s coin.” The modern Gold American Buffalos are based on Fraser’s 1913 nickel, which featured a proud example of the North American bison on one side and a Native American on the other, only the second time a realistic Native American portrait had been featured on a U.S. coin. The Native on these U.S. Gold coins is unknown, and Fraser claimed it was a composite of several Native Americans. Before the Gold Buffalo coins, the design was also featured on a commemorative Silver dollar.

Why invest in 2016 Gold Buffalos?

The 2016 Gold Buffalos mark the 10-year anniversary of the U.S. Mint getting into the high-purity Gold market. Before Gold American Buffalos, the only U.S. Mint’s Gold coins were the American Eagles, which are .9167 fine Gold. U.S. Gold coins are some of the most trusted currency in the world, and the U.S. Mint wanted to offer a fine Gold coin to compete with other Gold coins, such as the Canadian Maple Leafs and South African Krugerrands. Gold Buffalo coins offer the fine Gold purity you want with the full faith and credit of the U.S. government standing behind it.

Gold American Buffalos are an important thread in the international economic web.

The price of 2016 Gold Buffalos depends on many factors: Gold mining output, worldwide jewelry and industrial demand, and economic fluctuations. The price of Gold American Buffalos and other Gold bullion is also affected by changing central bank reserves of major economies. Prices for U.S. Gold coins often go up when central banks move away from paper money and buy more Gold. As you consider buying Gold Buffalo coins, it is important to watch these trends so you can buy and sell at the right prices for your investment strategy.

Customer Reviews of 2016 1 oz Gold Buffalo (MintDirect® Single)
2016 1 oz Gold Buffalo (MintDirect® Single)
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2016 1 oz Gold Buffalo (MintDirect Single)

By  Sandy

from San Antonio, Texas


This coin is exceptional. I highly recommend this to dealers and collectors.


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

nice coin ok package for a few dollars more

By  M&P



for a few dollars why not get a perfect PCGS 2016 MS-70 or a NCG MS-70


  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Sell
  • Recognized Brand


  • Common (higher mintage)

Amazing coin

By  Willz

from Georgia.


I LOVE this coin. APMEX's new Mintdirect is a excellent idea and one of the best ways to buy gold/silver with safety knowing its the real deal! The Buffalo is amazing and the quality is outstanding so if your thinking about getting this coin you will not be disappointing. True the coin has a premium but to me its worth it. With the design is respect the the American Indian and with the weight and purity clearly stamped onto the coin, it makes an amazing product. Thank you APMEX!


  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Sell
  • Recognized Brand

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Gold American Buffalos benefit from the enduring human demand for Gold for ornamentation.

The beauty of 2016 Gold Buffalos makes it easy to understand why one of the primary uses of Gold has always been as jewelry and decoration. When you look at Gold American Buffalos, consider that more than 50 percent of Gold demand worldwide is for jewelry. U.S. Gold coins benefit from this demand, rising in value as burgeoning wealth in Asia increases the demand for jewelry. With Gold Buffalo coins in your investment portfolio, you have a stake in the international desire for Gold, a desire as old as early human civilizations.



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