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American Buffalo Gold Bullion Coins

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

American Buffalo gold bullion coins are not only modern testimony to the artistic legacy of United States coinage, they are a secure means of concentrating a large amount of wealth in a small, private place. Physical possession of these 24-karat, one-troy-ounce, modern bullion coins is both aesthetically pleasing and educational, but these astonishingly beautiful coins are also U.S. government-approved for long-term, gold-backed IRA storage.

Modern American Buffalo gold bullion coins carry a $50 face value, and their design is replicated from the famed, Buffalo nickel, or Indian Head nickel, which was designed by artist James Earle Fraser, and first circulated in 1913, as a tribute to the Western frontier. The obverse design is a portrayal of a Native American tribesman, which is actually a composite of three different men, sketches of whom Fraser drew, for his legendary coin design.

The reverse design is a profiled image of an American bison, or “buffalo”, which was named, “Black Diamond”, a bison that lived in New York’s Central Park Zoo. The animal is facing left, atop an earthen mound that was later removed from the coin’s design, but is included in the modern, 24-karat bullion coin’s design. (

24-karat American Buffalos are also minted in proof versions, which carry slightly higher premiums, and are also available in fractional denominations of ½-ounce, ¼-ounce, and 1/10-ounces, for greater affordability. Investors can avid paying outrageous premiums for their American Buffalos by contacting one of our friendly specialists, who offer institutional discounts on these, and many other gold coins to household investors like you.

Danny Burns

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