U.S. Mint Fractional Gold Buffalo Coins Available By
Jaime Hernandez - July 22, 2008
On July 12, 2008, the U.S. Mint began offering the much-anticipated
and extremely popular Fractional Buffalo Gold Coins directly
to the public. In 2006, the U.S. Mint resurrected Earle Frasiers
Indian Head Chiefs composite, along with the Buffalo design,
for the first time ever on a gold coin. These captivating
and nostalgic designs were resurrected from the popular 1913
Type I Buffalo nickels.
the inception of the Gold Buffalo coins in 2006, the coins
were an instant hit and today they continue to be extremely
popular with investors and collectors nationwide. Now, the
U.S Mint will take collecting .999 coins to another level
by offering Fractional Gold Buffaloes in four different sizes
and denominations for the uncirculated and proof versions.
For the Uncirculated Fractional Gold Buffalo coins, customers
will have the option of ordering a one ounce ($50) coin for
a price of $1,059.95; the half ounce ($25) coin at a price
of $539.95; the quarter ounce ($10) coin at a price of $289.95;
and finally, the tenth ounce ($5) coin priced at $129.95.
Customers will also have the option of ordering the four different
fractional coins as a four-piece Uncirculated set for a price
of $1,959.95. If purchasing the four different Fractional
Gold Buffaloes in the four-piece uncirculated coins set (as
opposed to purchasing them as singles) customers will be able
to save a total of $59.85.
For the Proof Fractional Gold Buffalo coins, customers will
be able to order the one ounce ($50) coin for $1,199.95; the
half ounce ($25) coin for $619.95; the quarter ounce ($10)
coin for $329.95; and the tenth ounce ($5) coin for $159.95.
For the four-piece Proof set containing all four denominations,
the price will be set at $2,219.95, or a savings of $89.85
vs. ordering the coins as singles.
All Fractional Buffalo Gold coins are composed of .999 (24
karat) gold. All proof and uncirculated coins will bear a
W mint mark indicating they were produced at the
West Point Mint. As of this writing, there are no production
limits or ordering limits on the Fractional Gold Buffalo coins.
Customers may order the coins by visiting the U.S. Mint website
at www.USMint.com or by calling the Mint at 1-800-USA-MINT.
Customers wishing to preserve these beautiful and captivating
coins, and ensure their condition for many years to come,
can send their coins directly to PCGS. Our expert graders
will examine the coins condition and assign them a numerical
grade. The coins will then be placed in tamper-evident holders
with a money-back guarantee for as long as the coins remain
in the PCGS holder.