It?s little wonder the $10 American Buffalo gold coins enjoy crossover appeal among both coin collectors and precious metals investors. These handsome bullion coins bear a revival of the popular ?Indian Head? or ?Buffalo? design that James Earle Fraser designed for the nickel series made from 1913 through 1938. While some modifications have been made to the overall motif, which depicts a Native American on the obverse and American bison on the reverse, the design is faithfully reminiscent of the Buffalo nickels that so many people grew up using and later collecting.