2010 buffalo gold coin

2010 Buffalo Gold Coin for Sale

The 2010 Buffalo Gold Coins were released in the summer of 2010 and this coin is offered in one ounce sizes only.  Two years prior to the release of the 2010 Buffalo coin, the government halted the creation of any fractional sizes.  The features of the coins are beyond extraordinary and the fine details that the coins host make them an item coveted by coin collectors and investors.  Collectors will particularly come to appreciate 2010 Buffalo Gold Proof Coins for their impressive detail and quality.

The Designer and Image Adaptations

The 2010 Buffalo Gold Coins are designed on the reverse and obverse side with an image created by James Earl Fraser.  The Buffalo coinage is made of .9999 fine gold; these 24 karat gold coins weigh 31.1035 grams or 1.0001 troy ounce each, measure 32.70 mm or 1.287 inches in diameter and they are 2.95 mm or 0.116 inches thick.  The design that appears on the front and backside of this coin is actually an adaptation of the Indian Head nickel, also designed by James Earle Fraser.

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Buffalo Gold Proof Coins

Buffalo Gold Proof Coins are the ideal type of coins for those who are coin enthusiasts and who want to add the coinage to their existing collection.  Proof coins are coin minted with a unique minting process; the coins are made of burnished coin blanks that are manually fed into coin presses that host special coin dies.  The coins are struck several times so that the coin has a frosted finish and the images are intensely detailed as a result.  Buffalo Gold Proof coins are offered with a Certificate of Authenticity; the certificate is signed by the United States Mint’s Director and these coins can be purchased from the mint at a fixed price.

The Obverse Side

The obverse side of the 2010 Buffalo Gold Coins hosts the profile of a Native American; this profile is actually modeled after three real life Native Americans, including Two Moons, Iron Tail, and Big Tree.  Two Moons was a Cheyenne Indian who fought General Crook in the 1876 Battle of the Rosebud; Iron Tail was a performer in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West and an Oglala Lakota Chief, and Chief Big Tree was a Native American Chief of the Seneca Nation.  The Native American on the observe side of  the 2010 Buffalo Gold Coins shows a single braid and three feathers in his hair; the date that the coin is minted is on the left hand bottommost corner of the front side of the coin.  Above the profile and in front of the nose reads the word “Liberty” in raised letters.

The Reverse Side

On the reverse side of 2010 Buffalo Gold Coins there’s a profile of an American Buffalo or Bison positioned on a dirt mound.  The image of the Bison is said to be Black Diamond; a Bison that resided in the Central Park Zoo in New York City in the early 1900s.  Above the Bison on the 2010 Buffalo G Bullion Coins are the words, “United States of America,” all of which are separated by hyphens.  The monetary amount of the coin is below the mound of earth and positioned just under the bison’s front foot.  Below the monetary amount the words “1 OZ. .9999 Fine Gold” appears.  The words “In God We Trust” appears just below the mouth of the American Bison, and the words “E Pluribus Unum,” appear above the arched back of the animal.  The 2010 Buffalo Gold Bullion Coins, like most modern coins, sports a reeded edge.