These attractive gold bullion coins carry the timeless Indian Head and ?Buffalo? designs that James Earle Fraser designated for the nickel in 1913. The Buffalo nickel, which carries a likeness of an American bison, was produced until 1938 and became a beloved coin in both numismatic circles and in the general American public alike. 2008-W $25 Buffalo gold coins were made in relatively small quantities but remain plentiful given their levels of active demand. The West Point Mint struck 16,908 burnished specimens and 12,169 proofs.