Kitco understands your need as a distinguished bullion buyer to obtain the latest and most pristine coins for your portfolio. (Show more....) MintFirst™ provides you direct access to a single encapsulated coin and the assurance that you will be able to appreciate the luster and detail of your newly minted 2017 1oz Gold American Buffalo coin. You can be confident that the MintFirst coins delivered to you are in the same impeccable condition* as when they left the United States Mint.
Introduced in 2005 under the Presidential $1 Coin Act, the 1 oz Gold American Buffalo is the US Mint’s first pure gold (.9999 fine) bullion coin. Struck at the Mint’s West Point, NY facility, these coins are made exclusively of gold mined in the USA.
The coin’s design is based on one of America’s most popular circulation coins, the “Indian Head” or “Buffalo Nickel” that was introduced in 1913. The original Type 1 design was executed by the noted sculptor James Earle Fraser, who was a student of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, the designer of the coin that inspired the American Eagle.
The portrait of a proud Native American male on the obverse surface pays homage to America’s first inhabitants and their rich history. The powerful American Buffalo that appears on the reverse surface of the coin honors the fauna and landscape of the great American West and the pioneering spirit that conquered it. Amidst these heroic emblems are inscriptions of the coin’s weight, face value and year of mintage.
The weight, content and purity of Gold American Buffalo coins are guaranteed by the Government of the United States of America.
*Although this product has never been circulated, the soft nature of the .9999 purity does make this product susceptible to minor imperfections during the minting and transportation cycle. There is no guarantee associated with the grade of the coin, other than it being current year and uncirculated.
About the United States Mint
The United States Mint, established in 1792, was originally located in Philadelphia, the then capital of the USA. Its first Director was the renowned scientist David Rittenhouse. The Mint was placed under the Treasurer of the United States in 1981. Currently headquartered in Washington D.C., the Mint operates manufacturing facilities in Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco and West Point and a famed depository at Fort Knox. Today, the US Mint produces all of Americans legal tender coins solely for the Treasury's account.
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