WASHINGTON — The United States Mint today announced the beginning of sales for the 2010 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coins on June 3, 2010, at noon Eastern Time (ET). The price of the 24–karat gold one–ounce coin will be based on the United States Mint’s pricing structure for numismatic products containing precious metals. To view current pricing information, please visit http://www.usmint.gov/pressroom/index.cfm?flash=yes&action=goldplat.
Orders will be accepted at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog or at the toll–free number 1–800–USA–MINT (872–6468). Hearing– and speech–impaired customers with TTY equipment may order by calling 1–888–321–MINT (6468). Please add $4.95 for shipping and handling. There is no mintage or household order limit for this coin.
The obverse (heads side) and reverse (tails side) designs of the American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin are based on the original 1913 Type I Buffalo nickel by James Earle Fraser. The obverse features the profile of a Native American with the inscriptions LIBERTY, 2010 and the W mint mark for the United States Mint at West Point. The coin’s reverse features the revered American Buffalo–also known as the bison–with the inscriptions UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM, IN GOD WE TRUST, $50, 1OZ and .9999 FINE GOLD.
Each American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin is presented in an elegant hardwood box with a matte finish and faux leather inset. The coins are exhibited on a platform which can stand at an angle for display when the box is open. A Certificate of Authenticity signed by the Director of the United States Mint is included.
The United States Mint, created by Congress in 1792, is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage. Its primary mission is to produce an adequate volume of circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The United States Mint also produces proof, uncirculated and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver, gold and platinum bullion coins.
Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, orders placed prior to the official on–sale date and time of June 3, 2010, at noon ET, shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored. For more information, please review the United States Mint’s Frequently Asked Questions, Answer ID #175.
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