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2012 1 oz Gold Buffalo BU

2012 1 oz Gold Buffalo BU

This 2012 Gold Buffalo coin has a mintage of just 132,000 coins, making it the lowest mintage release of the series. This limited availability adds a touch of collectibility to the investment appeal of 1 oz Gold, and a government guarantee.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .9999 fine Gold.
  • Individual coins come in protective plastic.
  • 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.

Protect your 1 oz Gold Buffalo with this clear plastic capsule or display it in style by adding an attractive presentation box or jewelry bezel to your order.

The U.S. Gold Buffalo is one of the world's favorite Gold bullion products. Add this 2012 1 oz Gold Buffalo coin 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 2012 1 oz Gold Buffalo BU
2012 1 oz Gold Buffalo BU
4.8 Overall

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Buffalo Purchase

By  Shadowmag

from Virginia


I wanted to complete my collection of gold buffaloes. This one completed the process.


  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition


from NJ


This is the first one ounce gold coin I've ever purchased. The level of detail is amazing! This is definitely a show stopper! Delivery was fast and problem free.


from AZ


Wire Transfer Monday afternoon, boxed Tuesday, shipped Wednesday, received Thursday. In Mint wrappers. It was an added bonus that the price I paid was less than your buy rate from Monday to Thursday. Excellent service. Thanks.


from KY


First time I have ordered from APMEX and I have to say they exceeded my expectations!! The 2012 1 ounce buffalo arrived last week still in the mint wrapper and is a beutiful coin for my collection! Highly recommend!

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