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2008-W 1/2 oz Gold Buffalo Proof $25 NGC PF69 UC Early Release Buffalo Label

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2008-W 1/2 oz Gold Buffalo Proof $25 NGC PF69 UC ER Buffalo Label

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Why purchase this 2008-W $25 American Buffalo Gold Proof?

The U.S. Mint offered the increasingly popular Gold Buffalo coin in fractional denominations in 2008. The fractional series was short-lived, as the Mint announced that production would not continue the following year. As a result, the 2008 fractional releases have become highly sought after single year issues. This 27 mm diameter proof was struck at the U.S. Mint's West Point facility from 1/2 Troy oz. of .9999 fine gold, with the lowest fractional Gold Buffalo Proof mintage of only 12,169 coins.

Iconic Indian Head/Buffalo Nickel Design

The Gold Buffalo replicates the Type I Buffalo Nickel first issued in 1913, designed by early 20th-century American sculptor James Earle Fraser. The reverse depicts an American buffalo standing on a mound surrounded by the inscriptions "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "E PLURIBUS UNUM" and "IN GOD WE TRUST," with weight, purity and denomination. The obverse features a Native American in profile with the inscriptions "LIBERTY," "2008" and "W".

Early Releases Proof 69 with Distinctive Buffalo Label

This $25 2008-W Gold Buffalo is graded a nearly flawless Proof 69 by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). The Ultra Cameo (UC) designation refers to the exceptional quality of textured and mirrored surfaces on the coin. This proof also carries the NGC Early Releases Buffalo style label, indicating that the coin was received by the grading service within the first thirty days of release.

This gorgeous, single year issue, $25 Proof Gold American Buffalo will be an impressive addition to your collection!


Year of Issue:2008
Mint:U.S. Mint
Mint Mark:W
Branch:West Point
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:PF69
Designation:UC
Release Type:Early Releases
Finish:Proof
Label/Signature:Buffalo Label
Composition:Gold
Purity:0.9999
Display Weight:1/2 oz
Weight in Grams:15.5516 g
Weight in Ounces:0.5 oz
Diameter:27 mm
Thickness:2.24 mm
Edge Type:Reeded
Country:United States
Legal Tender:United States
Currency:Dollar
Denomination:25
Mintage:12,169
Obverse Design:Native American Head (modified Indian Head Nickel design)
Reverse Design:American Bison (modified Indian Head Nickel design)
Reverse Designer/Engraver:James Earle Fraser
Obverse Designer/Engraver:James Earle Fraser