Buffalo Gold Coins
Program Expanded to
Include Uncirculated Coins, Fractional Weights
Washington - The United States Mint announced
today that it will begin accepting orders for
fractional weights of the
American Buffalo Gold
Coin, now available in proof and uncirculated
versions, on July 22, at 12 noon Eastern Time.
Both versions of the coin will be offered in
four sizes-one ounce ($50 denomination),
one-half ounce ($25 denomination), one-quarter
ounce ($10 denomination) and one-tenth ounce ($5
denomination)-as well as in four-coin sets that
contain one coin in each size.
In 2006, the United States Mint introduced a
proof version of the
American Buffalo Gold Coin
containing one ounce of 24-karat (.9999) gold.
Based on market research, the Secretary of the
Treasury authorized the United States Mint to
strike and issue fractional denominations of the
coin in proof and uncirculated versions.
Both the proof and uncirculated
Coins feature designs based on the classic 1913,
Type I Buffalo nickel, by James Earle Fraser.
Depicted on the obverse is the striking image of
a Native American in profile. An American
Buffalo-also known as the bison-graces the
coins' reverse. Inscriptions on the coins'
obverse include the "W" mintmark of the United
States Mint at West Point, the year and the word
"Liberty." Inscriptions on the reverse include
the face value and weight.
Each coin is encapsulated in protective plastic
and mounted in an elegant, custom-designed
hardwood presentation case. A Certificate of
Authenticity is included.
Mintage and product limits for both the American
Buffalo Gold Proof and Uncirculated Coins will
be determined by customer demand. Pricing for
all options is listed below.
Proof One Ounce
Proof Half Ounce
Proof Quarter Ounce
Proof Four-Coin Set
Uncirculated One Ounce
Uncirculated Four-Coin Set
Customers may place orders for the proof and
uncirculated 2008 American Buffalo Coins at the
United States Mint's secure Web site,
www.usmint.gov. Orders also will be accepted at
the toll-free number, 1-800- USA-MINT