U.S. Gold Buffalo Coins
The American Buffalo Gold coin's obverse and reverse design features were originally prepared by James Earle Fraser, a one time student of famous sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens. That popular coin, known as the Indian Head, or Buffalo nickel was first struck in 1913 and showcases the beauty of the early American West. The Native American depiction on the coins obverse is said to be based on three different American Indians. Two of those who modeled for Fraser were Chief Iron Tail of the Sioux and Chief Two Moons of the Cheyenne. Many others have claimed to have had a sitting with Fraser for this design, but documentation was never found to positively identify another individual. It is believed that the bison pictured on the coins reverse was modeled after Black Diamond, a famous attraction at the Zoological Gardens in New York.
In the first year of the Buffalo Nickels issuance, there were two different reverse varieties. The first (Type I) variety shows the buffalo on a mound and the second (Type II) with the buffalo on a more prairie like, straight line.
All American Buffalo Gold Coins bear the original Fraser Type I design. These 50.00 gold coins are an excellent way to invest in 24-karat gold with content and purity guaranteed by the United States Government!
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