WASHINGTON — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2014 American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Proof Coin (product code BP5) May 8 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Orders will be accepted at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog and at 1–800–USA–MINT (872–6468), while hearing– and speech–impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1–888–321–MINT. A fee of $4.95 will be added to all domestic orders for shipping and handling.
Pricing for the 2014 American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Proof Coin will be based on the bureau’s pricing strategy for numismatic products containing precious metals located at http://catalog.usmint.gov/faqs-top-questions/payment-processing-charges-pricing.html .
The designs featured on the coin’s obverse (heads side) and reverse (tails side) are based on James Earle Fraser’s original 1913 Type I Buffalo nickel. The obverse depicts the profile of a Native American, with the inscriptions LIBERTY, 2014, the initial “F” for Fraser, and the “W” mint mark for the United States Mint at West Point. The reverse depicts 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 One Ounce Gold Proof Coin is presented in an elegant hardwood box with a matte finish. The coin is displayed on a platform that can be positioned at an angle when the box is open. A Certificate of Authenticity is included.
About the United States Mint
The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. It is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The United States Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. The United States Mint’s numismatic programs are self–sustaining and operate at no cost to the taxpayer.
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 May 8, 2014, at noon EDT 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.