American Gold BuffaloNAME: American Gold Buffalo
ISSUE DATE: First year of issue: 2006
US MINT FACILITY: West Point
American Gold EagleNAME: American Gold Eagle
ISSUE DATE: 2009
DIAMETER: 32.7 mm
WEIGHT: 33.93 grams, 523.64 grains
Canadian Maple LeafNAME: Canadian Maple Leaf
ISSUE DATE: 2008
DIAMETER: 30 mm
WEIGHT: 1 Ounce
legal Tender With a face value of $50
Struck in a Full Troy Ounce of .9999 Fine Gold
Authenticated, Graded and Encapsulated By NGC or PCG
South African KrugerrandNAME: South African Krugerrand
The world's first gold bullion coin minted for investment, the Krugerrand is believed to be the most widely owned bullion coin in the world.
Design of the South African Krugerrand
The Krugerrand's obverse, designed by O. Schultz, features the first President of the South African Republic, Paul Kruger. Due to South Africa's relationship with apartheid, these coins are the least expensive of all the major gold bullion coins. Kruger is surrounded by the name of his nation in Afrikaans and English, two of South Africa's eleven official languages: "SUID-AFRIKA ' SOUTH AFRICA".
A springbok (a South African antelope) prances across the reverse, as designed by C.L. Steynberg. This side also lists the date of issue and the amount and purity of the gold. Interestingly, the Krugerrand does not carry a face value, as it is primarily minted for trading outside South Africa.