WASHINGTON — The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2015 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin (product code PM6) starting April 9 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
The bureau has priced the coin based on its pricing strategy for numismatic products containing precious metals. Current pricing information is available at http://catalog.usmint.gov.
Orders will be accepted at the United States Mint’s online catalog at http://catalog.usmint.gov/, while hearing– and speech–impaired customers with TTY equipment may order by calling 1–888–321–MINT (6468). Please visit the United States Mint website for information on our shipping options: catalog.usmint.gov/customer–service/shipping.html.
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 bears the profile of a Native American with the inscriptions “Liberty,” “2015,” the initial “F” for Fraser, 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 One Ounce Gold Proof Coin is displayed on an adjustable platform in an elegant matte finish hardwood box. 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 taxpayers.
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 April 9, 2015, at noon EDT, shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.