PCGS PR-70 Gold Buffalos

The U.S. Mint’s Proof Gold Buffalo coin series features the iconic James Earle Fraser designs of the Indian Head Nickel, or Buffalo Nickel, originally dated 1913-1938. The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has graded these coins as a perfect Proof-70. These Proof Gold Buffalo coins have lower mintages than the regular bullion coins, allowing for a higher potential return on your investment in the future.

Investor Advantages:

  • Proof coins are treated with a special minting process so the softly frosted, yet detailed images seem to float above a mirrorlike field.
  • With its 2006 introduction, the Gold Buffalo became the first .9999 fine Gold bullion coin offered by the U.S. Mint.
  • With an average mintage of less than 50,000 coins per year, the Proof Gold Buffalo coin is usually much scarcer than the Gold Eagle, adding collectible appeal to your Gold investment.
  • PCGS has just 3,611 1 oz Proof Gold Buffalo coins listed as a perfect PR-70 from 2016 out of a total mintage of 21,878 coins.

Maximize Your Investments
PCGS PR-70 Gold Buffalos obverse

Add Sustained Value to Your Portfolio with Gold Buffalo Coins

Gold Buffalo coins feature a timeless design with historical appeal that makes them an eye-catching choice. Investors can often get a high return on their investment when purchasing the PCGS PR-70 Gold Buffalo coin. The American Buffalo Gold coin is modeled after the 1913 Buffalo Nickel, commissioned by the Taft administration as a replacement for the Liberty Head Nickel design. Sculptor James Earle Fraser designed the coin, providing great detail and interest to both sides of this important piece. The Buffalo Nickel was struck by the U.S. Mint from 1913 to 1938.

The obverse of both the original and the Gold Buffalo coin features a Native American profile. This bust was modeled after three American Indian chiefs, taking features from each one to create a distinctive image that is authentic yet completely unique. Buffalo Gold coins have long been a treasured staple of well-rounded American coinage portfolios. Proof Gold Buffalo coins are a valuable investment choice if you are looking for a way to add Gold to your portfolio. With .9999 fine Gold, these Gold Buffalo coins give you a reliable way to invest in Gold while enjoying the potential for appreciation.

The reverse of the Proof Gold Buffalo features an American bison. It is believed Fraser modeled this bison after the famous Black Diamond of the Central Park Zoo. However, he once stated he viewed the model bison at the Bronx Zoo. This has led to some debate over whether he really viewed Black Diamond or saw a different American bison known as Bronx. Regardless of the true origins of the design, Black Diamond enjoyed widespread credit throughout his life for the likeness.

As a sovereign coin, Gold Buffalo coins are backed by the U.S. government. These Proof Gold Buffalo coins feature the "W" mintmark, signifying they come from the West Point Mint. Additionally, PCGS certified this Gold Buffalo a perfect PR-70. American Gold Buffalo Proof coins have a strong tendency to increase in value over time. Protected by PCGS encapsulation, each coin is carefully sealed to retain its luster and detail. The proof 70 condition is guaranteed as long as it is kept in this protective holder.


Premium Appreciation Over Time

This Premium Appreciation Over Time matrix gives you a better idea of how the PCGS PR-70 Gold Buffalos are trending with approximate value increases.* The percentage of change is an indicator of increased value over time.

All premiums are dollars over the spot price.


The additional cost of a coin or bullion item, over and above the spot or metal price of the Precious Metal contained in the coin. The premium includes the costs of fabrication, distribution and a minimal dealer fee. Rare coins carry an additional premium representing numismatic value, which is based on scarcity, quality, demand and intangible factors.

Coin Premium Appreciation

Over time (usually at least 3-5 years after release), the premium of a particular coin may increase due to limited availability or other factors such as demand and quality of the coin.

Introductory Premium

APMEX’s initial premium above the spot or melt price at the time of a coin’s release.

Current Premium

The premium or additional cost of a bullion coin above and beyond the metal value of the Precious Metal it contains.

Buy Back Premium

The premium above spot or metal price that APMEX is currently paying to buy back a given item. These premiums are subject to change based on market conditions, inventory position, and quantity to be bought back.


Refers to the number of coins struck by a mint per release of a particular coin. This will vary by mint, year, design and size.


The total number of coins graded by a specific grading service for a particular coin, grade, and label combinations.


The total number of coins graded by a specific grading service for a particular coin, grade, and label combinations.

Grading and Warranties

Our company uses the numerical Mint State (MS) grading system, which rates uncirculated coins from MS-60 to MS-70.

Typically, the higher the grade, the better the quality of the coin and in turn, the higher the value. The grade assigned to a coin reflects its strike, luster, marks, scratches and overall eye appeal. Grading is a subjective art and depends on the opinion of the person grading the coin or currency. Thus, grading can and does vary from numismatic coin firm to numismatic coin firm, from grading service to grading service, and from expert to expert. A difference of one grade (e.g., MS-64 to MS-65) can result in a significant change in the valuation of a numismatic coin or currency. Grades and descriptions of numismatic coins and currency are opinions, not statements of fact or guarantees, and are based on standards and interpretations in place at the time of grading.

When you acquire a coin or currency from APMEX that is independently graded by a third-party grading service such as Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) or Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), APMEX relies entirely on the expertise/determination of the grading service. In addition, we rely upon definitions provided by these independent grading services, including definitions of such terms as PCGS' "First Strike®" which refers to coins packaged and delivered by the U.S. Mint in the thirty (30)-day period following the initial sales date of a new product. We do not re-grade or independently evaluate the product's grade in its sealed holder. APMEX reserves the right to deliver independently graded coins that have been graded by an independent grading service of APMEX's choice such as PCGS or NGC. APMEX guarantees that the numismatic coins and Precious Metals it sells are genuine. APMEX expressly disclaims any other warranties with respect to coins or Precious Metals, express or implied, including the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. See our User Agreement for a full disclaimer of warranties.

Premium Appreciation

You should know that different market factors may influence the price of a specific Precious Metal or the associated premium. For example, the price of a numismatic coin may be affected by such factors as grade, scarcity and marketplace demand, while the price of a bullion coin is closely tied to the spot price for the metal content of the coin as well as year-specific mintages. Past performance and growth projections for one type of Precious Metal may not apply to other types of Precious Metals that APMEX may offer.

Holding Period

Our experience suggests coins of specific quality or scarcity that have demonstrated historical premium appreciation tend to do so at least 3 to 5 years after the coin was produced. Market conditions and other factors will always impact the future value for coins, and therefore premium appreciation should never be considered to be guaranteed.

Our Prices

Our prices are set internally based upon our analysis of a variety of factors and are not necessarily tied to the prices quoted by any other organization. Prices are subject to change based on market conditions.
  APMEX acts as a dealer and generally owns the Precious Metals it buys and sells.


All investments involve risk and Precious Metals are no exception. The Precious Metals market is speculative, unregulated and volatile, and prices for these items may rise or fall over time.

APMEX generally classifies coins as bullion, semi-numismatic and numismatic. Some coins may fall within more than one category, depending on their specific grade or condition. Other dealers and organizations may define these terms or classify these coins differently.

Precious Metals generally have a premium above their melt value. Premiums may increase or decrease based upon current market conditions such as supply and demand. Changes in premiums may affect a Precious Metal’s pricing beyond changes in spot prices.

Precious Metals can go down as well as up in value. These items may not be suitable for everyone. APMEX does not determine the suitability of any specific person to purchase Precious Metals. You should consult with your independent financial advisor regarding whether such an investment is right for you. You should not acquire any products from APMEX if you are not competent or qualified to make your own financial decisions. You should obtain a thorough understanding of the Precious Metals products before you acquire these products as a collector or investor.

The investment value of Precious Metals depends in large part on the price you pay. If you are acquiring any of APMEX's products as an investment, you should evaluate its current market value, potential for appreciation and liquidity, and consult independent sources regarding these factors. APMEX does not guarantee that any client will be able to sell Precious Metals at the original purchase price or a higher price in the future.

APMEX is not responsible for any changes in tax laws or other statutes which may affect any profit or salability of your coins or currency.


Learn more about premium appreciation and find the right products for you by calling our helpful sales specialists today.

What People Are Saying

Great looking coin. When I saw the reverse proof I had to get the regular proof to compliment it. PCGS 70 is even better. Thank you APMEX.
GR from California
It's a fantastic design going back to the days of James Earl Frazier's original "Buffalo Nickel". Always well liked by coin collectors and non-collectors alike the design will always have fans. It makes a marvelous gift for any special occasion through out the year because of it's timeless beauty and of course for the fact that it's GOLD!
Semperfi-Bravo from California

PCGS PR-70 Gold Buffalo Coins

 (0)

There are no items in the cart.