American Buffalo Gold Bullion Coins are the first .9999 fine 24-karat gold coins ever struck by the United States Mint at West Point.This 24-karat .9999 fine bullion coin was introduced in 2006 as the US Mint’s first pure gold coin for public sale as an investment product, and has been issued intermittently since .$50 coins that each contain one troy ounce of the purest gold available in any coin shop or online . Buffalo Gold Bullion – The First 24-Karat Solid Gold Bullion Coin From The United States Mint
According to the official U.S. Mint press release on June 20, 2006:
"This American Buffalo Gold Coin will appeal to both investors who choose to hold gold and to others who simply love gold," said Deputy Director David A. Lebryk during the ceremonial striking at the United States Mint at West Point, where the coins are being produced. "These classic and beautiful American Indian and buffalo designs by James Earle Fraser [a student of Augustus Saint-Gaudens], which have been American favorites since they were first used in 1913, recall a golden age of coin artistry."