Tuesday, November 10, 2009

American Buffalo Gold Coin

The American Gold Buffalo was first issued by the US Mint on 22 June 2006 for the price of US$800 when spot was only US$583.10 on that day. It is the first ever 9999 gold bullion issued by the US Mint. The coin design was based on James Earle Fraser's Buffalo Nickel that was first issued in 1913. The gold coin has a face value of $50.

Gold Buffalo Specifications:

Mint Mark: none (bullion coin), W (proof coin)

Weight: 1.0001 troy ounce (31.1035 g)

Diameter: 1.287 inches (32.70 mm)

Thickness: 0.116 inches (2.95 mm)

The 2007 version was issued on 23 May 2007 US$825.95 when spot was US$661.30


2006 Gold Buffalo Bullion Coin: 337,012
2006-Gold Buffalo Proof Coin: 246,267

2007 Gold Buffalo Bullion Coin: 136,503
2007 Gold Buffalo Proof Coin: 58,998

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