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LEVEL: Minor Variety or Die Variety

2012-W $50 American Buffalo First Strike .9999 Fine Gold, DC (Proof)

PCGS #:
511524
Diameter:
32.70 millimeters
Designer:
James Earle Fraser
Weight:
31.11 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
Metal Content:
99.99% Gold
Auction Record:
$3,190 • PCGS PR70 • 9-7-2014 • Great Collections

Jaime Hernandez: The Mint offered One Ounce 2012-W Proof Gold Buffaloes once again in 2012 for the 7th consecutive year. Since 2006, the coins have been available in a one ounce version. In 2008  the Mint stuck a special $5, $10, $25 and $50 coin. This was the only year in which the Mint struck fractional Gold Buffalo coins. 

Obverse: The obverse depicts the same Indian Head design that was used on the Buffalo Nickels from 1913 to 1938.

Reverse: Depicts the same Buffalo design that was also used on the Buffalo nickels from 1913 - 1938.

Issue Date: The 2012 One Ounce Gold Buffalo's were officially issued by the U.S. Mint on March 15, 2012.

Issue Price: $1,960.00