- Updated: 07/30/2014 at 02:03:21
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The 2013-W $50 American Gold Buffalo Reverse Proof gold bullion collectable coin is a product of the US Mint’s facility at West Point and carries the “W” mint mark. Struck from .9999 fine, 24-kt. gold bullion—the purest of any United States gold coin—it contains a full troy ounce of the precious metal.
Designed after, and in commemoration of, the centennial of James Earle Fraser’s familiar 1913, Type I Buffalo (or Indian Head) nickel, the coin features the stoic profile of a Native American chief (there is some controversy as to his identity, with Fraser asserting the portrait is a composite) on its obverse (heads side) and a rendition of the iconic American bison, “Black Diamond,” displayed on its reverse.
What differentiates the 2013-W reverse proof gold buffalo from other Mint strikes is its finish: mirrored elements against frosted fields, the opposite of the typical proof finish, created utilizing a delicate and laborious process that has only been employed on a precious few previous occasions.
Collectors of distinctive bullion issues, in addition to American Buffalo aficionados and West Point Mint history buffs, will appreciate these unique and rare examples of Mint coinage. The 2013-W $50 Reverse Proof American Gold Buffalo is certain to be the centerpiece of any Gold Buffalo collection.
The 2013-W $50 American Gold Buffalo Reverse Proof depicted here comes in an Original Mint hardwood Display Box and includes the Mint’s Certificate of Authenticity; however, the 2013-W $50 American Gold Buffalo Reverse Proof is also available in varieties that have been graded and certified by PCGS and NGC.
No matter whichever you choose, the 2013-W $50 American Gold Buffalo Reverse Proof is a coin you’ll want to add to your collection.