Description: Obverse: picture of a Native American in feather head dress Reverse: picure of a Buffalo standing on a mound Composition/Weight: .9999 fine gold/31.108 g (1.0001 troy oz*) Face value: $50 Designer: James Earle Fraser Mint Location: West Point, New York Years Minted: 2006-present
*In 2008 the U.S. Mint also produced one tenth, quarter and half ounce versions of the American Gold Buffalo Coin.
As the U.S. Mint’s ‘second’ gold coin, sales of American Gold Buffalo coins are not as robust as sales of American Gold Eagle coins. The U.S. Mint sold 220,0000 one ounce American Gold Buffalo coins in 2015 vs. 626,500 one ounce American Gold Eagle coins. (2.85 to 1)
In 2016, the U.S. Mint sold mint sold 219,000 one ounce American Gold Buffalo coins vs. 817,500 one ounce American Gold Eagle coins. (3.73 to 1)
In June 2017, the U.S. Mint sold 2,000 American Gold Buffalo coins vs 4,000 American Gold Eagle coins (2 to 1)
In May 2017, the U.S. Mint sold 5,000 American Gold Buffalo coins vs 10,000 American Gold Eagle coins (2 to 1)
In April 2017, the US Mint sold 3,500 American Gold Buffalo coins vs 3,500 American Gold Eagle coins (1 to 1)
In March 2017, the US Mint sold 8,500 American Gold Buffalo coins vs 16,000 American Gold Eagle coins (1.9 to 1)
In February 2017, the US Mint sold 15,000 American Gold Buffalo coins vs 21,000 American Gold Eagle coins (1.4 to 1)
In January 2017, the US Mint sold 19,000 American Gold Buffalo coins vs 86,500 American Gold Eagle coins (4.5 to 1)
The U.S. Mint sold the most American Gold Buffalo coins in their first year of mintage in 2006.
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