Get the Very Best While They Last: Perfect 70 Gold Buffalos

Iconic Gold Buffalos 2012 First Strike Black Diamond & 2012-W Proof Gold In Absolutely Perfect Condition

 Perfect Gold Buffalos Presenting two Gold coins that are classic in heritage and beauty. The Proof and Mint State Perfect Gold Buffalos both display the famous 1913 James Earle Fraser “Black Diamond” design in 1 oz of .9999 fine Gold.


For 2012, the U.S. Mint struck 1 oz Gold Buffalos in both Mint State and Proof condition and APMEX has First Strikes of both. And every one that we offer has met our own stringent grading standards in addition to the quality authentication process of PCGS. Each of these Perfect Gold Buffalos offers:

  • Mint State or Proof condition: Mint State means the coin has never been circulated and retains its mint luster. Proof coins are minted with specially polished dies to provide a shimmering mirror like finish to the background; a frosted finish to the raised devices.
  • Perfect 70: These coins have the highest grade on the Sheldon Grading Scale which runs from 1-70. They are in absolutely perfect condition and come in a slab from PCGS that guarantees their authenticity and condition.
  • Famous design: There is no nick or wear on these Perfect Gold Buffalos to mar James Earle Fraser’s famous design, with its compilation of three Native American chiefs on the obverse, or front, and Black Diamond, the largest bison in captivity in its time, on the reverse, or back.
  • First Strike: The PCGS First Strike designation means that PCGS received these coins within 30 days of release.
  • 1 oz .9999 fine Gold: The purity of this coin is guaranteed by the United States government.
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Limited Quantity – Perfect Condition American Eagles

Perfect-70-Gold-EaglesFor Collectors Seeking Perfection:
A Large Variety of Perfect 70 1 oz Gold Eagles
Very Limited Quantities of Each Selection

Here’s your chance to find perfect Gold Eagles for your collection. APMEX has a great selection of Perfect 70 Gold Eagles (1 oz) to choose from. You will find multiple dates available as well as First Strikes and Early Releases, Burnished, Proof and Reverse Proof conditions, and even 2 and 3 coin boxed sets.


These Perfect 70 Gold Eagles (1 oz) define collectible:

  • Graded Perfect 70: Perfect 70 Gold Eagles (1 oz) all come in PCGS or NGC slabs, which protect the coins from damage and certify the authenticity and condition. 70 is the highest grade, or state of preservation, using the Sheldon numerical grading scale that grades coins from 1 (barely identifiable) to 70 (absolute perfection).
  • Celebrated Design: The obverse, or front, mirrors the 1907 Augustus Saint-Gaudens design of Lady Liberty, while the reverse, or back, features the famed eagle design by Miley Busiek.
  • Product of the U.S. Mint: Each coin has a face value of $50 and the U.S. government guarantees that each coin contains a full oz of Gold.
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What is Coin Grading?

Questions about buying MS 70 coins? Email Tim Oakes.

2012-W 1 oz Gold Buffalo PR-70 PCGS First Strike (Black Diamond)While perusing, you might have come across a graded coin. These graded coins are priced at a premium compared to a similar product that is not graded, as is the case with this MS-69 2012 1 oz Gold American Eagle when compared to a 2012 1 oz Gold American Eagle. Why is the graded coin being sold at a premium? And how is it different? First, you should understand what grading means. Coin grading is the process of determining the condition of a coin by taking into account several criteria such as the strike, surface preservation, luster, coloration and eye appeal. There are two prevalent coin grading services: PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service) and NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation). The grading range used by both services ranges from 1 to 70, with 70 being “As struck, with full strike.” A grade of 70 is considered “perfect.”

A coin that is graded MS-70 by PCGS or MS-70 by the NGC has no imperfections.  NGC is the official grading service of the American Numismatic Association and, according to its website, has graded more than 20 million coins since 1987. When you buy a graded coin from APMEX, the coin will be shipped to you in a tamper-evident plastic case called a slab. Once the coin is removed from the slab for any reason and resubmitted, there is no guarantee that the coin will receive the same grade that was previously assigned.

While grading in some cases can have a positive effect on the value of the coin, it is not necessary to have a portfolio comprised entirely of graded coins. Buying a graded coin does involve costs, and sometimes you want a coin just because it appeals to your eye. To buy a Perfect-70 coin from APMEX, go here.

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