Why Buy this 2016-W $50 Gold Proof Buffalo?
This Proof Gold Buffalo is part of the tenth anniversary issue of the coin, which the United States first issued in 2006. The “W” Mint mark indicates that the coin was struck at the West Point Mint.
Who designed the Gold 2016-W Proof Buffalo and what does it represent?
James Earle Fraser created both the obverse and reverse designs that appear on the Proof Gold Buffalo for the Buffalo nickel, which was issued annually from 1913-1938. Fraser created the designs so that the coin would be recognized throughout the world as being distinctly American. The obverse features a composite portrait of a Native American man, complete with feathers adorning his head and long hair that is tied down over his shoulder. The reverse features a bison, a large animal that once roamed throughout the American West and continues to live in certain parts of it.
What does Proof 70 Ultra Cameo from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation mean?
The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation’s grade of Proof 70 Ultra Cameo indicates that the coin is in perfect condition and that there is a strong contrast between the frosted and mirrored fields of the coin.
Be among the first to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Proof Gold Buffalo by adding this piece to your collection today!
|Year of Issue:||2016|
|Release Type:||Early Releases|
|Display Weight:||1 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1032 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|
|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|