When the US Mint began producing 24 karat gold buffalo coins in 2006, no one could expect the interest that was generated from it. They quickly became regarded as one of the most beautiful coins now being minted.
Not only are these Fifty Dollar face value coins made from 1 troy oz. of 99.99% (24 karat) pure gold, but the designs used are identical to one of our country's most beautiful and best loved coins - the classic Buffalo Nickel, created by noted sculptor James E. Fraser - originally issued from 1913 - 1938. The Native American portrait featured on the obverse once again honors the legacy of our land's first inhabitants, while the power of the American Buffalo on the reverse recalls the pioneering spirit of the Nations' westward expansion.
Striking to look at and considered one of the most beautiful coins in American history, the US Mint does not sell the 2008 Brilliant Uncirculated Buffalo $50 Gold Coins directly to collectors or investors, but you CAN order them now from Panda America.