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LEVEL: Minor Variety or Die Variety

2008-W $25 American Buffalo First Strike .9999 Fine Gold, DC (Proof)

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PCGS PR70DC
PCGS #:
399937
Diameter:
27.00 millimeters
Designer:
James Earle Fraser
Weight:
15.55 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
12,169
Metal Content:
99.99% Gold
Auction Record:
$3,575 • PCGS PR70 • 6-30-2010 • eBay

Jaime Hernandez: The $25 2008-W Proof Gold Buffaloes are the first proof $5 denominations that have ever been offered by the U.S. Mint, with the Gold Buffalo design and also composed of 24 kt pure gold.

These coins were sold as a single coin option or they could also be purchased as a four-piece set.

The four-piece set included a $5, $10, $25 and $50 Uncirculated Gold Buffalo, all produced on special burnished planchets which can be distinguished by the W mint mark.

The coins were released on July 22, 2008.

The U.S. Mint offered the single coins at $619.95 each.

The U.S. Mint offered the four-piece proof set at $2,219.95 each