American Gold Buffalo
Buy American gold Buffalo coins from BullionByPost. The American gold Buffalo coin, is the US Mint's first 24 carat bullion coin (9999 fineness). First introduced in 2006, this was highly welcomed by both investors and collectors as an alternative to the 22 carat Eagles. The gold Buffalo coins have become popular with investors looking for the purest official US gold coins they can get.
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American Gold Buffalo History
The US Buffalo gold coin was introduced by the US Mint to compete with other 24 carat bullion coins produced by international mints. Similar to the Eagle, they have a face value of $50 and are legal tender in United States.
The main obverse design features a native American by designer James Earle Fraser, whilst the reverse shows depicts the American bison, who was actually based on "Black Diamond", a resident bison at New York City's Central Park Zoo in the early 20th century.
With limited annual mintage, the US Buffalo gold coin is highly sought after by both collectors and investors.
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American Gold Buffalo Price
American Gold Buffalo prices are derived from the value of the gold each coin contains. Each American gold Buffalo coin weighs 31.10 grams, and is struck to a purity of 24 carat, meaning they contain 31.10 grams of pure gold.
American Gold Buffalo prices can vary thanks to the coin's history and numismatic appeal, with certain years or designs being particularly desirable with collectors. The price of a new American gold Buffalo coin will typically be based on today's gold price, with a small premium to cover the cost of manufacturing and supply of the coin. Older or rare American gold Buffalo coins can cost considerably more than the UK gold price. With the global price of gold being primarily calculated in dollars, periods in which the pound is weak versus the dollar will see UK American gold Buffalo prices rise, while a strong pound would see lower prices in the UK.
Our American gold Buffalo prices are displayed in real-time, updating every two minutes in-line with the current gold spot price. Investment gold is VAT-free, and the American gold Buffalo price shown includes fully insured delivery.
American Gold Buffalo Coin Specification
The American gold Buffalo coin is an American gold coin manufactured by the US Mint. American gold Buffalo coins weigh 31.10g with a diameter of 32.7mm. American Gold Buffalo coins are manufactured from 24 carat gold.
American Gold Buffalo Value
Investors often ask what is the value of a American gold Buffalo? American gold Buffalo coins have a face value of $50. It is important to note that the face value is a nominal amount that has no bearing on the actual value of the coin. As mentioned, the American gold Buffalo coins main value can usually be worked out based on the current gold price. It is this simplicity that makes gold bullion coins appealing. They are bought and sold based on their intrinsic metal value without having to worry about any numismatic value and more complicated selling process.
You can always find a simple benchmark value for a American gold Buffalo thanks to the publicly available spot price. The value of a American gold Buffalo is therefore generally the same regardless of the year and is just based on the metal content. Some years of American gold Buffalo might command a further premium. A lower mintage, or special design could see their value increase beyond their metal content.
The easiest way to work out a American Gold Buffalo value is to use its gold weight of 31.10 grams and multiply that by the current gold spot price in grams. As a coin with a purity of 999.9 fineness, it's important to calculate the 24 carat American gold Buffalo value, to ensure you have an accurate price.
How Much are American Gold Buffalo Coins Worth?
If you are wondering how much are American Gold Buffalo coins worth, a simple rule of thumb is that an American gold Buffalo has 31.10g of pure gold, or 1 troy ounce. If you see the gold price in troy ounces you can therefore work out how much a American gold Buffalo is worth quite quickly.