WASHINGTON – The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2016 American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Proof Coin (product code 16EL) starting March 31 at noon Eastern Time (ET).
The coin has been priced in accordance with the United States Mint pricing schedule for gold coins. Current pricing information is available at http://catalog.usmint.gov/coins/gold-coins.
Orders will be accepted at the United States Mint’s online catalog at https://catalog.usmint.gov/, while hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468). Information on shipping options is available at https://catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html.
The obverse (heads side) and reverse (tails side) designs of the American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Proof Coin are based on the original 1913 Type I Buffalo nickel by James Earle Fraser. The obverse of the 24-karat gold coin bears the profile of a Native American, with the inscriptions “LIBERTY,” “2016,” 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 presentation case. 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 March 31, 2016, at noon ET, shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.