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

 

Featured American Buffalo Auctions




2006 American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Proof Coin rare
2006 American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Proof Coin rare
$1,899.00
Time Remaining: 1h
Buy It Now for only: $1,899.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
2008 W  25 1 2 ONE HALF OUNCE GOLD AMERICAN BUFFALO PROOF PCGS PR 68 COIN RARE
2008 W 25 1 2 ONE HALF OUNCE GOLD AMERICAN BUFFALO PROOF PCGS PR 68 COIN RARE
$1,395.00
Time Remaining: 2h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $1,395.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
2014 W American Gold Buffalo Proof 1 oz 50 PCGS PR70 First Strike Buffalo
2014 W American Gold Buffalo Proof 1 oz 50 PCGS PR70 First Strike Buffalo
$1,740.16
Time Remaining: 4h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $1,740.16
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
2008 W American Gold Buffalo Proof 1 2 oz 25 NGC PF70 UCAM First Year Label
2008 W American Gold Buffalo Proof 1 2 oz 25 NGC PF70 UCAM First Year Label
$1,645.00
Time Remaining: 9h 15m
Buy It Now for only: $1,645.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
2012 W American Gold Buffalo Proof 1 oz 50 NGC PF70 UCAM First Releases
2012 W American Gold Buffalo Proof 1 oz 50 NGC PF70 UCAM First Releases
$2,294.00
Time Remaining: 9h 15m
Buy It Now for only: $2,294.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
2008 W American Gold Buffalo Proof 1 oz 50 PCGS PR70 DCAM
2008 W American Gold Buffalo Proof 1 oz 50 PCGS PR70 DCAM
$3,333.36
Time Remaining: 9h 24m
Buy It Now for only: $3,333.36
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
2008 AMERICAN BUFFALO 4 COIN PROOF GOLD HOLDER ONLY WITH COA
2008 AMERICAN BUFFALO 4 COIN PROOF GOLD HOLDER ONLY WITH COA
$19.00
Time Remaining: 10h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $19.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
2010 W American Buffalo Proof Gold one ounce coin with original packaging
2010 W American Buffalo Proof Gold one ounce coin with original packaging
$1,549.00
Time Remaining: 10h 43m
Buy It Now for only: $1,549.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
25 2013 W 50 American Gold Buffalo Reverse Proof Box COA and Capsule NO COIN
25 2013 W 50 American Gold Buffalo Reverse Proof Box COA and Capsule NO COIN
$99.50
Time Remaining: 12h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $99.50
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
2010 W 50 American Buffalo One Ounce 9999 Fine Gold Proof in Box W COA Lot 78B
2010 W 50 American Buffalo One Ounce 9999 Fine Gold Proof in Box W COA Lot 78B
$5.00
Time Remaining: 17h 23m

Bid now | Add to watch list

2006 W US Mint AMERICAN GOLD BUFFALO PROOF 1ST YEAR 50 GOLD PROOF W COA
2006 W US Mint AMERICAN GOLD BUFFALO PROOF 1ST YEAR 50 GOLD PROOF W COA
$1,975.00
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $1,975.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
2010 W American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Proof Coin Box COA and Cap only NO COIN
2010 W American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Proof Coin Box COA and Cap only NO COIN
$14.95
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 53m
Buy It Now for only: $14.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

American Buffalo Coin Resources

World Mint Coins | Coin Specifications, Resources and Coin Images