2012 America Buffalo Gold Proof Coin (US Mint images)

2012 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin

2012 America Buffalo Gold Proof Coin (US Mint images)
2012 America Buffalo Gold Proof Coin, click to enlarge

General Coin Information

The 2012 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin will be the seventh year in which the United States Mint issued a coin in the series. The inaugural strike of the American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin appeared in 2006.

An Act of Congress which authorized an associated series of bullion Buffalo Gold Coins required that each be struck from one ounce of .9999 fine 24-karat gold with these numismatic versions featuring those same specifications. At the time of their debut, the Gold Buffalo Coins were the first to be struck by the US Mint from such a fine grade of the precious metal.

Most familiar with historic American coinage will recognize both the obverse and reverse imagery of the Buffalo Gold Coins. They are based on designs completed by James Earle Fraser for the 1913-1938 circulating nickel known by many as either the "Indian Head Nickel" of the "Buffalo Nickel."

Obverse Design

James Earle Fraser designed the obverse to showcase the profile of a Native American. Also shown on the obverse are the inscriptions of "Liberty"and the year. A "W" mintmark is shown as well indicating it was struck at the US Mint's West Point facility..

Reverse Design

The reverse contains the image of an American Buffalo also known as a bison. It was designed by James Earle Fraser as well. Reverse inscriptions include "United States of America," "E Pluribus Unum", "In God We Trust," "$50" and "1 Oz. .9999 Fine Gold."

American Buffalo Coin Specifications

   
   Mint: United States Mint
   Mintmark: W
   Finish/Condition: Proof
   Metal Content: .9999 fine gold
   Weight: 1.0001 troy ounce (31.108 grams)
   Diameter: 32.70 mm
   Edge: Reeded
   Issue Price: based on price of gold
   Mintage Limit: TBD
   Face Value: $50
   Obverse Engraver:James Earle Fraser
   Reverse Engraver: James Earle Fraser

 

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