The 1 ounce Gold American Buffalo was introduced in 2005 under the Presidential $1 Coin Act. Struck at the Mint’s West Point, NY facility, it is the US Mint’s first pure gold (.9999 fine) bullion coin. They are made exclusively of gold mined in the USA.
The portrait of a proud Native American male on the obverse surface pays homage to America’s first inhabitants and their rich history. The powerful American Buffalo that appears on the reverse surface of the coin honors the fauna and landscape of the great American West and the pioneering spirit that conquered it. Amidst these heroic emblems are inscriptions of the coin’s weight, face value and year of mintage.
The weight, content and purity of Gold American Buffalos are guaranteed by the Government of the United States of America.