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2015 Proof Buffalo Gold Coins

The U.S. Mint at West Point has re-issued its only 24 Karat gold coin for 2015. America’s proof Buffalo gold coin is one of the most symbolic designs in U.S. history. Currently in its tenth year of production, the 2015 Proof Buffalo Gold Coin is the only regular production gold bullion coin minted with 99.99% gold. Now, you can add this 1 ounce $50 dollar pure gold coin to your collection. Be one of the first people to own this coin by ordering online from ModernCoinMart (MCM) today.

Coin Description

The design of the 2015 Proof Buffalo Gold Coin is a slightly modified version of the old Indian Head nickel. James Earle Fraser produced this design which was first issued in the early part of 1913 – one that is considered to be among the best U.S. coin designs. That is why it was also chosen for the Smithsonian commemorative coin issued in 2001.

2015 W Buffalo G$50 First Releasese Obverse

2015 W Buffalo G$50 First Releases – Obverse

On the obverse, the coin portrays the side view of the head of a typical Native American (or Indian American). James Fraser claimed that he created this portrait from a combination of the features of three different Indian American Chiefs representing three tribes. Chiefs from the Two Moons, Iron Tail and Big Tree tribes posed while he sketched them. This side of the coin also has the LIBERTY motto by the right, 2015 at the bottom left with a “W” which stands for the West Point U.S. Mint and letter “F” which stands for Fraser. Each coin has a 32.7 mm diameter and a thickness of 2.95 mm with a reeded edge. 

2015 W Buffalo G$50 First Releasese Reverse

2015 W Buffalo G$50 First Releases – Reverse

The reverse of this coin depicts an American bison standing on top of a mound of dirt. The American bison is also known as the buffalo – the source of the name of this coin. American historians believe that the picture of the bison drawn by Fraser is that of the Black diamond, a popular bison that lived in the Central Park Zoo in New York. To get this profile, Fraser had to get someone to distract the bison while he quietly sketched it from an obscure position. In addition, this side has the motto: E PLURIBUS UNUM, just above the animal’s back and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA on the top. Beneath the buffalo, there’s an inscription of the popular U.S. motto: IN GOD WE TRUST, the legal tender amount: $50, as well as 1 OZ. .9999 fine gold.

History of the American Buffalo Gold Coin

The buffalo gold coins were first issued by the U.S. Mint on June 22nd, 2006. This coin was struck in fulfilment of the $1 dollar coin act of 2005 which mandated the minting of a 1 oz. 24 karat gold coin with a legal face value of $50. It was released with a total mintage of 300,000 coins. An additional limit of just ten coins per household was also enforced. This was the very first time that the U.S. Government minted 24 karat gold bullion coins for public purchase. Within a few years, this coin has grown in value due to its popularity and the increase in the value of gold.

The Link Between the Native Americans and the American Bison

Large herds of American bison (or buffalo) and the indigenous Americans lived together for many years. On the Great Plains, they lived in harmony until European settlers began to move west. The Native Americans were dependent on the bison for food, clothing, shelter and utensils. There was also an emotional and spiritual connection between the American Indians and the bison. Unfortunately, when the westward expansion was threatened by the Native Americans and the bison, the policies of the U.S. Government to establish control over them almost eliminated them. But today, both the American bison and the Native Americans are increasing in numbers through various restoration initiatives such as the Intertribal Bison Cooperative.

Native Americans

Native Americans – Source of Image: Louder with Crowder

Key Benefits of Owning the 24 Karat Buffalo Gold Coins:

  • Gold coins are wonderful to own – Most coin collectors buy coins because of their love and passion for the hobby. Coin collecting is an exciting hobby that improves your appreciation of art, and increases your knowledge of history, politics and geography. It also enables you to acquire and strengthen your organizational skills and gives you an opportunity to socialize with other passionate coin collectors. The excitement of owning a rare or precious coin provides far more satisfaction than the subsequent increase in the value of the coin. When you collect this coin, you are connecting with two important periods in American history – the time of the early European settlers and the early 1900’s when the Indian Head nickel was very popular. In addition, you will own one of America’s iconic coin designs.
  • Limited mintage keeps the value high – After the first set of buffalo gold coins were released in 2006, the total number released each year has only reached the 250,000 mark once (in 2011). In 2014, the total mintage was limited to 180,000. Therefore, the value of these coins will remain high. However, the value you will receive for selling or trading them will be determined by the current market price of gold.
  • These coins can be sold or traded worldwide – The 2015 proof buffalo gold coins and its predecessors can be traded in all gold exchanges worldwide. In fact, one of the reasons why these coins were struck was because most gold traders preferred coins with 99.99% purity to coins that had lower purity. This prompted the U.S. Government to mandate the U.S. mint to create a 24 karat bullion coin that will be in high demand.
  • 24 Karat gold coins are precious – Very few items can offer the same level of satisfaction that owning a very precious collection of pure gold coins can provide. In fact, most ardent coin collectors will not need to be told to add one of these American buffalo gold coins to their collection. If you are a coin collector, you should take advantage of this opportunity to build a unique collection of pure gold coins that you can pass on to the next generation. 

2015-W $50 Gold Buffalo NGC PF70 UC Obverse

2015-W $50 Gold Buffalo NGC PF70 UC – Obverse

2015-W $50 Gold Buffalo NGC PF70 UC Reverse

2015-W $50 Gold Buffalo NGC PF70 UC – Reverse

Conclusion

You can buy your 2015 proof buffalo gold coins at ModernCoinMart (MCM) at relatively low prices, including free domestic shipping (within the States). Remember that a limited quantity of these coins are minted every year. So you should strive to buy your coins early before the stock is exhausted and the prices increase. To add one of the buffalo gold coins to your collection, visit the MCM website today. Discounted prices are available when you pay by bank wire or check.

2015 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins Available for Sale!

2015 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins are now available for sale at the United States Mint. Various product options are available. Be sure to get more information here.

2015 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins

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2015 American Eagle Gold Proof Coin – Source of Images: US Mint

Exclusive Offer: Add the 2015 Gold Eagle Narrow Reed Variety to Your Precious Coin Collection

Recently, the coin graders at the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) discovered two unique reeded edge varieties of the 2015 Gold Eagle 5 dollars 1/10 ounce coin. The two varieties of the American Gold Eagle coin are known as the “Wide Reeds” and the “Narrow Reeds”. The edge of the “Wide Reeds” has the standard edge seen on the 1/10 ounce Gold Eagles released in previous years. But the “Narrow Reeds” variety has finer and smaller reeds with much closer spacing.

2015 $5 One Tenth Ounce Gold Eagle Varieties

The closely spaced reed is coming out on the American Gold Eagle coin for the very first time. It is therefore a unique opportunity for you to add this narrow spaced reeded variety to your collection. ModernCoinMart (MCM) is providing these “Narrow Reeds” exclusively to you. Currently, as far as I could establish, there’s no other major precious metals dealer offering these coins online. With the limited quantity of these coins available, you will be one of the few people to have these unique 2015 Gold Eagles in your possession. Here are some other important facts about reeded coins in general.

Why Coins Have Reeded Edges

Ridged or reeded edges have been applied to precious metal coins such as silver and gold to prevent theft. In the days when gold and silver coins were used for regular transactions, some dishonest people resorted to edge filing and clipping of coins. They shaved off small amounts of these coins which had plain edges. Thereafter, they sold the shaved coins, which had a lighter weight at the same price as the original. To easily detect shaved coins, the government mints started added ridges to the edges of the coins. This helped to curb the negative practice because shaving was easily detected on reeded coins.

In addition to the original intention for reeding, there are some other important benefits offered by this feature. One of them is to prevent counterfeiting of coins. With a reeded design, a counterfeiter will have to implement three separate designs on: the observe, the reverse and the edge. The work involved in this process will cost so much time and resources that the person would be better of pursuing a legitimate business. Another vital benefit of reeded edges is the improvement in appearance. Reeding adorns the creativity and artistry involved in producing a coin. It makes the coin look more “complete”. The third benefit is easy identification by the visually impaired. By feeling the reeded edges, the visually impaired can easily differentiate between one coin and another.

Brief History of Reeded Edge Coins

The first sets of coins, with reeded edges, were minted in the U.S. in the 1790s. Quarters, dimes and half dimes struck in 89% silver as well as $2.50 quarter gold eagles, $5 half gold eagles, and $10 gold eagles were struck in 89% gold with reeded edges. All these coins were struck with the intention of eliminating counterfeiting. Today, reeded edges are also found on all U.S. commemorative coins and all gold eagle varieties including the 2015 gold eagle $5 dollar coin.

Benefits of Collecting the Gold Eagle Narrow Reeds Variety

Rare reeded coins are precious. When coins are struck with variation in the reeding, it always creates special interest. The variety with a low volume attracts a lot of attention from coin collectors. Consequently, it makes it a very precious coin to own. For instance, in 1921, one variety of the Morgan dollars coin featured a wide edge of 157 reeds instead of the common 189 reeds. By 2014, this coin was sold for a very high undisclosed amount. 

It is estimated that a very limited quantity of these coins have been released. The major reason for the narrow spaced reeds on the 2015 gold eagles has not been ascertained. But currently, ModernCoinMart (MCM) is the only major coin dealer offering them for sale online. This means that this variety is relatively rare, especially considering the low NGC population at this stage, although the exact number of Narrow Reeds have not been established yet. Hence, it might be in your best interest as a coin collector to take advantage of this opportunity to be one of the owners of this rare gold eagle variety.

Coin Description

The design of these American Gold Eagle coins is a beautifully remodeled version of Saint Gaudens double eagle coin which was first released in 1907. Two of the coins have narrow reeds with NGC Mint State 69 (MS69) and 70 (MS70) while the one with a wide reed is an early release in NGC Mint State 70 (MS70). Each one is made from 22 karat gold with 0.9167 purity level. 

Certain technical specifications are shared by each of the three 2015 5$ Gold Eagle coins. These include: mint state finish, one tenth troy ounce weight, and milled edge treatment. The observe design of each coin shows Lady Liberty holding a torch in one hand and an olive branch in the other. In the background sun rays extend over the Capitol building. On the reverse, an eagle is in flight as it returns to its nest containing some young eagles.

The NGC labels used to describe the coins are as follows: 

1) 2015 $5 One Tenth Ounce Gold Eagle Narrow Reeds Variety NGC Mint State 70 (MS70)

2015 $5 One Tenth Ounce Gold Eagle Narrow Reeds Variety NGC MS70

2) 2015 $5 One Tenth Ounce Gold Eagle Narrow Reeds Variety NGC Mint State 69 (MS69)

2015 $5 One Tenth Gold Eagle Narrow Reeds Variety NGC MS69

3) 2015 $5 One Tenth Ounce Gold Eagle Wide Reeds Variety NGC Mint State 70 ER (MS70 Early Releases)

2015 $5 One Tenth Ounce Gold Eagle Wide Reeds Variety NGC MS69 ER

How to Buy

ModernCoinMart (MCM) is the best place to buy your 2015 $5 Gold Eagle narrow reeds variety coins. You can get them now at relatively low prices. Once the stock runs low, the prices will rise due to the forces of demand and supply. Remember that currently, ModernCoinMart (MCM) is the only major online coin dealer that is offering the narrow reed variety of the 2015 gold eagles for sale.

Conclusion

The American Gold Eagle coins are one the most attractive gold coins ever made. They are always a delight to add to your coin collection due to their durability and beauty. Gold eagle varieties have precise gold value. In addition to the joy of collecting one of the world’s most valued gold coins, these coins can also be used as a good means of storing your wealth and passing it onto the next generation.

2015 Gold Eagles now available for advance orders at ModernCoinMart (MCM)

2015 Gold Eagles

Now Accepting Advance Orders!

2015 Gold Eagles

The new 2015 Gold Eagles are due to arrive soon. MCM placed them on pre-sale and are taking orders for ungraded coins. They expect to ship these coins beginning January 14; NGC and PCGS graded coins will follow by two to three weeks. Please check back in early to mid-January using the same link as below for pre-sale pricing on NGC and PCGS graded coins.

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