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2008-W 1/10 oz Gold Buffalo Proof $5 NGC PF69 UC

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Why add the Proof 69 2008-W $5 1/10 oz. Proof Gold Buffalo to your collection?

The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) graded this 2008-W $5 1/10 oz. proof Gold Buffalo a a stunning Proof 69 Ultra Cameo. This issue has a low mintage of only 28,884 coins.

The Gold Buffalo series was begun in 2006 as the only .9999 gold coins struck by the United States Mint. This specimen has a $5 face value and 1/10 oz. of actual gold weight (AGW). It was struck at the West Point Mint.

Famed American sculptor James Earle Fraser was the designer of this classic U.S. coin design. His other works can be found in and around Washington DC in museums and governmental buildings. The obverse of the coin features the image of an American Indian Chief. Historical accounts vary, but there seem to have been three different models for the design. The reverse is based on the first example "Type 1" of Buffalo Nickel reverse image. The famous water buffalo, Black Diamond from the New York City Zoo in 1913 served as the inspiration and model for this classic image.

The Ultra Cameo designation is reserved for the highest quality proof coins exhibiting the coveted contrast between the raised, frosted devices on the coin and the flat, reflective fields. On the Sheldon scale, Proof 69 coins are noted for their exemplary eye appeal and lustrous, original surfaces.

This 2008-W $5 1/10 oz Gold Buffalo graded Proof 69 will not last long. Order yours from ModernCoinMart today!

Year of Issue:2008
Mint:U.S. Mint
Mint Mark:W
Branch:West Point
Grading Service:NGC
Display Weight:1/10 oz
Weight in Grams:3.1103 g
Weight in Ounces:0.1 oz
Edge Type:Reeded
Country:United States
Legal Tender:United States
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