2017 1 oz. Gold American Buffalo Coin MS70 in First Day of Issue PCGS case
2017 1 oz. Gold American Buffalo Coin MS70 in First Day of Issue PCGS case
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2018 1 oz. Gold American Buffalo MS-70 (PCGS First Strike Label)

The Gold American Buffalo is known for its legendary design as our nation’s first-ever 24-karat gold coin. An instant success when it was first introduced in 2006, this beloved U.S. pure gold coin is certified a perfect MS-70 by PCGS with a coveted “First Strike” label.

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Buy PCGS MS-70 1 oz. Buffalo Gold Coins

The early American frontier was a place of conquest, survival, and beauty. With a little grit and courage, any man or woman could change his or her destiny. The 2018 1 oz. Gold American Buffalo Coin MS-70 offers you the opportunity to change your financial destiny through the power of gold, all while honoring the great American West.

This PCGS-certified 24-karat gold coin captures the essence of the frontier in brilliant gold, mined here in America. It carries not one but two images based on famed artist James Earle Fraser’s beloved Buffalo Nickel. A best-in-class minting process renders Fraser’s masterpieces in such sharp relief that they’re nearly lifelike. When you hold a 1 oz. Buffalo Gold Coin, you hold a piece of precious metals history in your hand.

Why Buy the 2018 Gold American Buffalo MS-70?

Unlike Gold Buffalo Bullion Coins, this selection of 2018 1 oz. Gold American Buffalos is designated with the prestigious First Strike label from the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) and is available in perfect Mint State 70 condition.

A 2018 First Strike coin from PCGS designates coins issued in the first 30 days of the mint’s release for that year. The First Strike distinction means it is from among the coin’s earliest production runs.

“This designation not only adds value to modern coins,” writes PCGS, “but takes modern coin collecting to another level with multiple Mint releases each year.”

The “MS” in MS-70 stands for “Mint State.” Mint State is a coveted classification only awarded to coins that are in impeccable condition. In the coin world, “MS-70” identifies coins in perfect condition. That means no scratches, no smudges, no imperfections. They are fully struck and lustrous, free of visible marks under 5x magnification. MS-70 coins are U.S. Money Reserve's specialty!

2018 Gold American Buffalo MS-70 Specifications

  • Year:2018
  • Denomination:$50 (USD)
  • Condition:MS-70, Brilliant Uncirculated
  • Grading Service:PCGS
  • Metal Content:1 troy oz.
  • Purity:.9999 Gold (24k)
  • Mint Mark:Not Shown (West Point)
  • Mint Facility/Manufacturer:U.S. Mint
  • Issuing Country:United States
  • Diameter:32.7 mm
  • Thickness:2.95 mm
  • Obverse Designer:James Earle Fraser
  • Reverse Designer:James Earle Fraser

History of the 2018 1 oz. Gold American Buffalo MS-70

Gold Buffalo Coins were first released to the public in June 2006 under Public Law 109-145, also called the Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2005. Title II of this act announced the striking and issuing of $50 Gold American Buffalo bullion and proof coins. This legislation marked the first time in history that the U.S. Mint produced a .9999 pure 24-karat gold coin.

The Presidential $1 Coin Act set forth guidelines for the coin’s design, production volume, price, legal tender status, and gold sourcing. It specified that Fraser’s designs for the Buffalo Nickel be used on the obverse and reverse of the Gold American Buffalo.

Few images in the history of coinage can match the iconic status of James Earle Fraser’s Buffalo Nickel. Fraser’s personal history, deeply influenced by the frontier life of the American West, informs every line—brought to life in the bold relief of the 2018 1 oz. Gold American Buffalo MS-70.

The 2018 Gold American Buffalo MS-70 Design

The Obverse Buffalo Gold Coin Design: Chiefly Native American Portrait
The obverse of the 1 oz. American Buffalo Gold Coin MS-70 features a chiefly portrait of a Native American man. It's widely accepted that this portrait is a composite of three Native Americans: Chief Two Moons of the Cheyenne, Chief Iron Tail of the Oglala Lakota, and Chief John Big Tree of the Kiowa.

To date, these three men are the only individuals who have been consistently and publicly associated with the Buffalo Nickel and therefore, the Gold Buffalo Coin. Fraser spent much of his life on the frontier, so there may have been other Native Americans who influenced his final design. No one can say for sure. The mint year, mintmark, and “LIBERTY” also appear on the obverse.

The Reverse Buffalo Gold Coin Design: Black Diamond, the American Buffalo
The strength and pride evoked by the obverse portrait are embodied in the reverse image of Black Diamond—the largest American buffalo ever held in captivity. Represented in extraordinary relief and perfect MS-70 quality, Fraser's Buffalo elevates this coin to a work of art capable of differentiating any collection.

“THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “$50,” and “1 OZ .9999 FINE GOLD” also appear on the coin's reverse.

“These classic and beautiful American Indian and Buffalo designs by James Earle Fraser, which have been American favorites since they were first used in 1913, recall a golden age of coin artistry,” noted Deputy Director David A. Lebryk in a press release announcing the release of the first Gold American Buffalo coin.

How Much Do 2018 MS-70 Gold American Buffalos Cost?

2018 PCGS Certified MS-70 Gold American Buffalo Coins aren't your average gold coins. They're certified gold coins. Certified gold coin prices are based on the spot price of gold and a coin's numismatic value. When compared to bullion coins, certified gold coins can provide precious metals owners a way to maximize reward and minimize risk over a longer period.

Certified coins are evaluated and graded for their condition and rarity by a third-party grading service—in this case, the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS). The higher the grade, the more perfect the coin. Coins assigned a grade of 70 are few and far between. MS-70 gold coins represent the pinnacle of precious metals ownership. A U.S. Money Reserve Account Executive is available for you today with more information about pricing for the distinctive 1 oz. Gold American Buffalo MS-70 Coin.

Where Can I Buy 2018 1 oz. Gold Buffalos?

1 oz. Gold American Buffalo MS-70 Coins are available online or over the phone courtesy of U.S. Money Reserve. The coins’ pureness means they may be a great addition to your precious metals strategy. Their resilience means they’re an outstanding choice for portfolios and gold connoisseurs, and their design reflects an idealistic, possibility-filled time in American history. Contact us today about your interest in 1 oz. Gold American Buffalo MS-70 Coins.
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