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The Franklin Mint 2017 $50 Gold American Buffalo MS70 ANACS Coin w/ Display Box

In 2006, the United States Mint introduced a new gold bullion coin for collectors and investors: the American Buffalo Gold Coin. Struck in .9999 pure gold, it is the purest gold coin in U.S. history and the first 24-karat gold bullion coin ever made by the United States Mint. The largest American Buffalo Gold Coin is the classic one-ounce size with a legal tender of $50 face value. The gold weight and gold purity are guaranteed by the U.S. government and are displayed on the coin.

Did you know? The design of the American Buffalo Gold Coin is the same as the classic Buffalo Nickel that was made from 1913 to 1938. The Buffalo Nickel is one of the most famous and most beautiful coins in U.S. history.

Coin Set Includes

  • One $50 Gold American Buffalo Coin
  • Plastic grading case
  • Wooden display box
  • Certificate of authenticity

Coin Specifications

  • Coin Type:2017 $50 Gold American Buffalo Coin
  • Coin Grade:MS70
  • Certified By: ANACS
  • Denomination: 50 Dollars
  • Diameter: 32.7mm
  • Mint Mark: W (Does not Appear)
  • Mintage Year(s): 2006 to Present
  • Precious Metal: One Troy Ounce .9999 Fine Gold, 24K Yellow Gold
  • Obverse: Features an American Indian head; a composite of 3 chiefs: Iron Tail (a Sioux who fought against Custer at Little Bighorn and who was a star in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show), Two Moons (a Cheyenne who also fought at Little Bighorn), and John Big Tree (a Seneca).
  • Reverse: Shows an American bison; a stunning image of Black Diamond, a massive buffalo that became one of the most famous animals in America because of his appearance on the nickel.

Wooden Display Box: 8-1/2" x 5-7/8" x 2"

Plastic Grading Case: 3-1/4" x 2-1/4" x 1/4"

Distributed by The Franklin Mint.

Coin Glossary:

Die: An engraved piece of metal used to stamp a design on a coin.

Die crack: A small, raised imperfection on a coin resulting from a crack in the stamping die.

Early release: The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) uses this designation for U.S. Bullion Coins during the first month of release from the U.S. Mint. To qualify for Early Release designation, NGC must receive the coins within 30 days of their release by the US Mint or properly documented as being received by an NGC approved entity within the same 30-day release period.

Encapsulated coin: A coin graded and authenticated by a professional coin service, then sealed in plastic.

Field: The typically flat area surrounding the relief and not used for legend or inscription.

Legal tender: Official money issued by the government.

Legend: The coin's primary lettering.

Lettered edge: An inscription added to the edge of a coin.

Luster: The quality of the surface brilliance on a Mint State or Uncirculated coin.

Mercury dime: Issued from 1916 to 1945, this U.S. dime featured a representation of Liberty in a winged hat that was commonly mistaken for the ancient god, Mercury.

Mint: A government controlled coin production facility.

Mint mark: A small letter stamped on a coin that indicates its mint origin, ex. "D" for Denver.

Mint Set: One coin from each of the available denominations in a particular year, produced by a single mint and made for circulation.

Mint State (Uncirculated): A regular production coin never used in trade and existing in its original condition.

Mintage: The number of coins produced.

NGC: Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.

Numismatics: The collection and study of monetary objects such as coins and paper bills.

Obverse: Heads, or a coin's front side.

Patina: Surface discoloration, typically green or brown, caused by oxidation over time.

PCGS: Professional Coin Grading Service.

Planchet: A blank metal piece used to produce a coin.

Proof: Expertly polished planchets and dies produce these coins which feature an extremely high quality strike, resulting in unmatched detail and brilliant surface finish.

Reeded edge: A coin edge finish featuring parallel vertical grooves all the way around.

Relief: The raised portion of a stamped design that sits above the coin's field.

Reverse: Tails, or coin's back side.

Rim: The raised ring around the perimeter of a coin designed to reduce wear on the relief.

Strike: The act of stamping a coin.

Truncation: The bottom edge of a portrait or bust.

Wheat penny: Lincoln cents issued from 1909 to 1958 bearing the wheat ear design on the reverse.

About the Collection

Discover the collectability of The Franklin Mint - the world’s leading private mint for more than 45 years. Founded in 1964, the Franklin Mint first stepped into the international arena by striking legal tender coins for foreign nations. Shortly after, the company expanded and began offering the general public coins and collectibles of the utmost quality.

Today, Franklin Mint is known throughout the world for its impeccably crafted minted coins, die-cast models and collectible art. Offering rare pieces for first time and serious collectors, each item from the mint is an instant heirloom that can be enjoyed for generations to come.

About the Guest

Walter Kole is the Brand Curator for The Franklin Mint. As a member of the American Numismatic Association, Walter has over 30 years’ experience in the field of numismatics, philatelics, and related collectibles. He has purchased in excess of one million U.S. Mint and International official coins and limited commemorate issues. His decades of experience and passion for coins and collecting are evident in each rare piece that he presents.