Designed to be very difficult to counterfeit, including a unique pattern of radial lines that diffract light and cannot easily be replicated.
Can frequently be out of stock due to high demand from collectors.
Since 2013, there is a small laser-engraved maple leaf next to the larger maple leaf. The center of this security feature has the year of issue engraved and it can only be seen with magnification.
Some people say that the graphical-style of Queen Elizabeth’s hair doesn’t match the more realistic style of the coin's other design elements.
This was the first coin produced by the U.S. Mint that featured pure 24-carat (.9999) gold coins.
The Buffalo was first released in 2006 so it doesn’t have as much history as the Gold Eagle which was released in 1986.
They have legal tender status in Australia.
The Perth Mint releases new kangaroo designs each year. While this adds an element of interest, it detracts from the consistency of other gold bullion coins.
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