The Gold American Buffalo was first released in June, 2006 and is the United States Mint’s first 24-karat, pure gold (.9999% fineness) one-ounce coin. The design of the Buffalo is based upon American sculptor James Earle Fraser's revered Buffalo Nickel of 1913. The Buffalo displays Fraser's classic design of an American Indian on the obverse and the renowned American bison on the reverse and is one of the few coins that can be used to fund IRA accounts.
Coin Designer: James Earle Fraser
Composition: 24-karat, .9999% fineness