2006 American Gold Buffalo Proof $50 Brilliant Uncirculated US Mint
Buffalo Gold coins were first minted in 2006 and for the first time in history, the U.S. Mint created a one-ounce bullion coin minted in .9999 Fine (pure 24-karat) Gold to compete with the world bullion market. The Indian Head and Buffalo design crafted for the nickel by James Earle Fraser in 1913 was chosen as the design for this new coin in part because the nickel series (1913-1938) was extremely popular with collectors. The very popular silver commemorative issues from 2001 bearing a similar modified version of Fraser’s nickel design further strengthened the case for remastering the design once again for this new $50 denomination gold coin.
1851 No Mint Mark Pioneer Gold Fifty Dollar NGC MS-63
1851 Humbert Fifty Dollar, 887 Thous., MS63 Tied for Finest Known 1851 $50 RE Humbert Fifty Dollar, Reeded Edge, 887 Thous. MS63 NGC. K-6. Target Reverse. AUGUSTUS UNITED STATES ASSAY OFFICE OF GOLD SAN FRANCISCO and date around the outer margins of the obverse and majestic eagle center. This is an exceptional Humbert fifty dollar iconic gold slug that is the epitome of all Pioneer Gold coinage. It is a “wonder coin” that has managed to survive for 163 years in remarkable shape. The surfaces still show generous mint luster with orange-gold prevailing, deepening into brownish-gold near portions of the upper obverse and the central reverse. There are none of the usually seen rim bumps or heavy abrasions. This MS63 specimen is tied for the Finest Known Specimen. An MS62 PCGS example brought $440,625 in a January auction. This superior specimen only 295,000