The United States Mint will open sales of the 2021 American Buffalo one ounce gold Proof coin later today. Sales will begin at Noon Eastern, 9:00 AM Pacific on the Mint’s site. The one-ounce coin is priced at $2740.00 and is available exclusively from the Mint’s site. There is no production, mintage, or household limit on the coin.
The West Point minted 24-karat gold coin features designs based on the original 1913 Type I Buffalo nickel designed by James Earle Fraser. It has a $50 face value and is made of 99.999% pure gold. The coin was introduced in 2006 and has become one of the more popular bullion coins from the Mint, in large part to the popular Buffalo nickel design. You can read about the history of the American Buffalo coin in this Coin History article.
The coin will come in a maroon case with a Certificate of Authenticity from the Mint.
Unlike the American Eagle gold and silver coins, the American Buffalo will maintain its original Obverse and Reverse designs for 2021.
The American Buffalo gold coin made its debut in 2006. The uncirculated version of the coin was made available to dealers on June 20, 2006 while the proof version was made available to the public directly from the United States Mint on July 22, 2006. The 2006 Proof had a strict strike mintage limit of 300,000 coins and a limit of 10 coins per household was put into place on the coin. The coin was priced at $800. The 2006 American Buffalo today in MS-70 sells on average for $1700.