The American Gold Buffalo was first issued in 2006 and was the first .9999% fine Gold bullion from the U.S. Mint. The American Buffalo remains very popular with collectors and investors all around the world. NGC has certified and graded these coins as PF70. NGC's encapsulation protects the coin and retains its PF70 condition. In addition to the certification the coin is hand signed by Ron Harrigal who was the director of design and engraving. Harrigal started his career in 1985 at the US Mint and worked closely with John Mercanti. He was instrumental in creating the US Mints first ever curved coins, privy marks on the v75 and the 2021 Morgan Dollars and saw the transition from the Type 1 to Type 2 gold and silver eagles.
- Denomination: - $50
- Finish: Proof
- Composition: 24 Karat of .9999% pure gold
- Gold Fine Weight: 1 Troy Ounce
- Diameter: 32.70 millimeters
- Obverse: displays a profile of a Native American designed by James Earle Fraser
- Reverse: Features an American Buffalo
Who is Ron Harrigal?
The retired US Mint Director of Design and Engraving had an instrumental level of technical oversight during his tenure. For over 35 years, Harrigal applied his technical expertise to innovations involving the structural integrity of coins, which ultimately led to him serving as the US Mint Director of Design and Engraving from 2015 until his retirement in 2021. Among his contributions, Harrigal worked on modern edge lettering, which is currently used on Sacagawea and American Innovation Dollars; planchet specifications for many coin programs, including the American Gold Buffalo and American Palladium Eagle coins; and alloy, dimensions and die specifications for large format coins. He provided design specifications for dies to create the first US-produced concave coins and managed the redesign of the American Silver and Gold Eagle coins in 2021.
Additionally, Harrigal oversaw the first laser frosting application on a US Mint product and the implementation of the privy marks found on 2021 Morgan Dollars. Ron Harrigal's name has been associated with the United States Mint since 1985. Ron developed the first modern edge-lettered US coin and prototyped two-piece bimetal coin making. He also managed the die shop design and startup at the Denver Mint. Ron Harrigal became acting Chief Engraver for over two years, starting in November 2010. During this time, he managed the creation/design of the Ultra-High 24k gold coin with raised edge lettering, improved die finishing techniques, and multi-level frosting on proof coins.
*The coins pictured is only a representation of the coins you will receive, not the exact coins (serial numbers will vary).
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*Wire must be received same day for bullion orders in order to lock in price. Any bullion orders not paid same business day is subject to cancellation due to market fluctuations. All other orders wires are due within 48 hours of order placed. Order(s) will ship next business day of wire confirmation.
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Not all items are returnable. Due to market fluctuations bullion products in the form of bars or coins made from gold, silver, platinum or palladium are not returnable.
Certified graded coins have a 7-day money back guarantee return policy from the date of receipt. A return must be initiated by phone at 800-830-5578 or email firstname.lastname@example.org within that 7 day time period. Once you have initiated your return we will provide you with a return authorization number (RMA). The return will be subject to verification that the product returned is the same product that was shipped and the sealed certified holder has not been tampered with or damaged in any way. All returns must be returned in their original packaging received and any paperwork included within 5 business days that the RMA number was provided. Customer is to pay for return insured shipping costs with a tracking number and direct signature required. You will need to include the return authorization number. If any item(s) you have received are delivered not as described or damaged, please contact us within 24 hours of receipt and we will coordinate an exchange and/or return at our cost. Any returns that are received without a return Authorization, past the 7-day return policy or past the 5 business day return window once the RMA was issued will be subject to a 20% restocking fee. If the product is not returned with all original packaging, damaged or is returned after the 7 day return period, LCR Coin reserves the right not to accept the return or to accept the return subject to a 20% restocking fee, at LCR Coin’s sole discretion.
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For Peace of Mind every single package we ship is sent with fully insured. This means that in the extremely unlikely case your package is lost or damaged in transit, you will receive a full refund of the purchase price. Please note that our insurance policies only extend to packages IN transit – once the carrier obtains a signature or completes the proof of delivery confirmation, we are no longer responsible, our coverage ceases. With LCR Coin you can be rest assure that your products are fully covered from our doorstep to yours. Please CONTACT US if you have any questions about our shipping or insurance.
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