United States Mint Releases the 2017 American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Proof Coin on May 11

May 4, 2017
Obverse and reverse of the American Buffalo Gold Coin

WASHINGTON – The United States Mint 2017 American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Proof Coin (product code 17EL) will be available for purchase beginning on May 11 at noon Eastern Time (ET).

Produced since 2006, this .9999 fine, 24-karat gold coin features designs that are based on the original 1913 Type I Buffalo nickel designed by James Earle Fraser. The obverse (heads) design portrays a profile representation of a Native American, while the reverse (tails) features an American Buffalo (also known as a bison).

Each coin is presented in an elegant matte-finish hardwood box with a leather–like inset with a Certificate of Authenticity.

The 2017 American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Proof Coin is priced according to the range in which it appears on the Mint’s Pricing of Numismatic Gold, Commemorative Gold, and Platinum Products table. Current pricing information is available on our catalog site.

Orders will be accepted through our website and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT. Information about shipping options.

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.  Its numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers. The Mint is celebrating its 225th anniversary in 2017 (#USMint225).

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 11, 2017, at noon ET, will not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.

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