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American Gold Coin Guide

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 1 1

If you are a collector of coins, there are no other coins that have beauty and value of the American Gold Coin. American Gold Coins offer a wide variety to choose from, whether its the American Gold Eagle, American Buffalo or Indian Princess coins, each of these coins will please any novice or avid collector of coins.

American Gold Eagles:

The American Gold Eagle is the official gold bullion of the United States. They were first produced in 1986 and come in 1/10 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz, and 1 oz, with the denominations as $5, $10, $25 and $50. On the obverse side of the coins are a rendetion of Augutus Saint-Gaudens' Lady Liberty. Lady Liberty is holding a torch and olive branch set against the background of the Capitol building. On the opposing side, displays a proud male eagle holding an olive branch while flying above a female eagle in a nest with her hatchlings. This beautiful scene of the eagle family was designed by Miley Busiek.

American Gold Buffalo Coins:

The American Buffalo Coin, which was released in 2006, is the first coin made from the United States of pure (.9999) 24-karat gold. The United States decision to create a 24-karat gold was made inorder to have a gold coin that could compete with foreign 24-karat gold coins. This coins also referred to as the Gold Buffalo has a denomination of $50.

The American Buffalo Coin's design is a modified version of James Earle Fraser's (Type I) nickel that was issued in 1913. His design is considered one of the most magnificant of all United States coins. On one side is a Native American man, who Fraser artistically combined he features of three American Indian men; John Big Tree, Iron Tail and Two Moons. The opposing side has an American bison on top of a mound of dirt. Rumor has it that the bison's design is based on "Black Diamond", a bison that lived at the Central Park Zoo in New York City during the 1910s.


Indian Gold Princess Coins:

The story of the Indian Princess Coins is unique as when he was approached to design the coins, he had the task of creating a coin that could easily be distinguished from the $2.50 and $5.00 Liberty coins. He decided to create a coin where Miss Liberty is depicted as an Indian Princess. On these coins, she has curly flowing hair and on top she is wearing a feathered headress. On the headdress is the word, "Liberty". On the opposite side, there is a wreath made of tobacco, wheat, corn and cotton that encircles the coin's mintage date and value. The Indian Princess coins come in $1 and $3 denominations. The $3 Indian Princess coins is knowns as one of the rarest of gold coins because it had the shortest mintage of all gold coins.

$1 Indian Princess Gold Coin: In 1854, James B. Longacre redesigned the gold dollar with an Indian Princess. In his design, Miss Liberty is depicted as an Indian Princess with flowing curled hair and wearing a feathered headdress. The band on her forehead is inscribed with the word 'Liberty'. The opposite side has a design of a wreath of tobacco, wheat, corn, and cotton encircling the coin's denomination and the date.

$3 Indian Princess Gold Coin: This coin had one of the shortest mintage of all the denominations of gold coins. It was produced from 1854-1889 and thus is considered one of the rarest of gold coins.


There is no comparison to the artistry of the American Gold Coins. Whether you are seeking them out as an investment or avid collector, you will be pleased by their beauty and value.


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Aug 15, 2010 8:13am
csjun89
I've had american eagles but buffaloes are something new to me! Always good to know new things!
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