50 Dollars "American Buffalo" Gold Bullion Coinage

50 Dollars "American Buffalo" (Gold Bullion Coinage) - obverse50 Dollars "American Buffalo" (Gold Bullion Coinage) - reverse

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Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 2006-2024
Value 50 Dollars (50 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Gold (.9999)
Weight 31.1035 g
Diameter 32.70 mm
Thickness 2.95 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number
N#
18451
References KM# 393,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Fr# B20
Arthur L. Friedberg, Ira S. Friedberg, Robert Friedberg; 2017. Gold Coins of the World : From Ancient Times to the Present (9th edition). Coin & Currency Institute, Williston, Vermont, United States.

Obverse

Indian Head facing right with the date below

Script: Latin

Lettering:
LIBERTY
2015
F

Engraver: James Earle Fraser

Reverse

Buffalo to left, value below.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
UNITED·STATES·OF·AMERICA
E
PLURIBUS
UNUM
IN GOD
WE TRUST
$ 50
1 OZ. .9999 FINE GOLD

Translation:
United States of America
Out
of Many
One
In God
We Trust
$50
1 oz .9999 Fine Gold

Engraver: James Earle Fraser

Edge

Reeded

Mints

United States Mint of Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)
W United States Mint of West Point, United States (1973-date)

Comments

In 2006, the United States Mint released the American Buffalo Gold Coin, its first 24-karat denomination, under Public Law 109-145 (the Presidential $1 Coin Act).

The American Buffalo Gold Coin’s obverse and reverse designs feature images by noted American sculptor James Earle Fraser, once a student of Augustus Saint-Gaudens.

The coin recreates the popular “Indian Head” or “Buffalo” nickel, which was introduced in 1913 and produced until 1938. The design showcases the native beauty of the American West.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2006  Photo 337 012 $ 1700 17%
2006 W 246 267 $ 1600 8% Proof
2007  136 503 6%
2007 W 58 998 3% Proof
2008  189 500 5%
2008 W 9 074 3% Burnished
2008 W 18 863 3% Proof
2009  200 000 $ 2000 6%
2009 W 49 306 $ 1700 4% Proof
2010  209 000 4%
2010 W 49 263 5% Proof
2011  250 000 5%
2011 W 28 683 4% Proof
2012  100 000 4%
2012 W 19 714 1.8% Proof
2013  198 500 6%
2013 W 18 570 3% Proof
2013 W 47 836 $ 2600 5% Reverse Proof
2014  180 500 5%
2014 W 20 557 1.4% Proof
2015  223 500 $ 2300 10%
2015 W 16 591 1.4% Proof
2016  211 000 $ 1300 10%
2016 W 21 878 2% Proof
2017  99 500 $ 1400 8%
2017 W 15 810 2% Proof
2018  121 500 4%
2018 W 15 756 1.8% Proof
2019  Photo 61 500 3%
2019 W 14 844 0.9% Proof
2020  242 200 $ 3400 6%
2020 W 11 887 0.9% Proof
2021  355 500 $ 1800 11%
2021 W 16 958 0.9% Proof
2022  410 000 $ 2000 11%
2022 W 15 879 3% Proof
2023  $ 2000 8%
2023 W 1.4% Proof
2024  0.9%
2024 W 0% Proof

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Sold price
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Dollars "American Buffalo" (Gold Bullion Coinage)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Dollars "American Buffalo" (Gold Bullion Coinage)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Dollars "American Buffalo" (Gold Bullion Coinage)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Dollars "American Buffalo" (Gold Bullion Coinage)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Dollars "American Buffalo" (Gold Bullion Coinage)
Katz
Auction 80
Lot 926
Internet Archive
Apr 5, 2023 2006 UNC USD 1699.61
(EUR 1601.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Dollars "American Buffalo" (Gold Bullion Coinage)
Katz
Auction 66
Lot 748
Internet Archive
Sep 18, 2022 2019 UNC USD 1806.83
(EUR 1702.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
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