Please note - These are random year coins based on inventory and may come in an alternate box.
The United States Mint was founded in 1792 by the Coinage Act of 1792 and began issuing the first US gold coins in 1794. For the next 210 years, the United States Mint would not issue a gold coin with greater purity than 22-karat gold. In 2006, the American Gold Buffalo Coin changed all of that with a ground-breaking coin. The 1 oz Proof American Gold Buffalo Coin is currently available to you for purchase online from USAMint.com
- Coins arrive inside of protective packaging
- 1st issued in 2006
- Random year listing
- Consists of one troy ounce of .9999 pure gold.
- Issued a face value of $50 (USD) by the United States.
- On the obverse is a Native American figure.
- The reverse depicts an American bison known as Black Diamond.
- “W” mint marks on the obverse.
- Please note you may receive several of the same dates when purchasing multiples.
American Gold Buffalo coins contain 1 Troy oz of .9999, or 24-karat, pure gold. When the Gold Buffalo was introduced in 2006 it became the purest gold coin ever issued by the United States Mint. The Proof American Gold Buffalo, like its bullion counterpart, is traditionally only available in the 1 oz weight.
The 2008 release of the Proof American Gold Buffalo Coin included a total of four weights with 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz coins joining the 1 oz option. This was the only year in which these weights were available though. The highest mintage in the history of the Proof Gold Buffalo came in the debut 2006 issue with 246,267 coins struck. The lowest mintage figure to date was 16,591 coins in 2015.
On the obverse of all Proof American Gold Buffalo Coins is the image of a Native American tribal figure. This right-profile portrait was created in 1913 by James Earle Fraser for use on the Buffalo Nickel and was designed with the influence of facial features from three real-life native leaders of the early 20th century.
The reverse of 1 oz Proof American Gold Buffalo Coins features the image of an American bison. A critical animal to the culture of tribes from the American Plains, the buffalo is the largest land mammal in North America. This design is based upon Black Diamond, a resident bison at the Central Park Zoo in New York City in the early 20th century.
Our warehouse teams select your coins once your payment is processed and we cannot guarantee the date mark on the coin you receive. If you purchase more than one coin, please be aware that you could receive multiples of the same date mark.
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the 'Complete Orders' link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.
We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.
When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page.
Please also note that the shipping rates for many items we sell are weight-based. The weight of any such item can be found on its detail page. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies we use, all weights will be rounded up to the next full pound.
The majority of orders ship out within one to two business days of cleared payment. Delivery time will vary depending on your selected shipping method. If your order ships via the United States Postal Service, it will usually be delivered within two to five business days, depending on your location relevant to our fulfillment center. We cannot guarantee delivery dates, unfortunately, because that is, ultimately, dependent on the mail carrier. Below are the common time frames for most orders, broken down by payment method:
Paper Check: Most paper check orders will be marked paid by 4:00 p.m, the same day the check is deposited; however, we cannot predict how long it’ll take USPS to get the check to us. Paper checks take 3-5 business days to clear with our billing department from the date on which they are marked paid. Once cleared, most paper check orders ship within 2-4 business days. Depending on the shipping method, paper check orders should be delivered within 1-5 business days of shipment.
ACH: ACH orders will be marked "Paid" within 24 business hours of order placement. ACH payments take 3-5 business days to clear with our Billing Department from the date on which they are marked "Paid." Once cleared, most ACH orders ship within 2-4 business days. Depending on the shipping method, ACH orders should be delivered within 1-5 business days of shipment.
Credit/Debit Card: Most credit/debit card orders will be marked Paid within 24 business hours of order placement. Credit/debit card payments clear immediately, and most of these orders ship within 2-4 business days of cleared payment. Depending on the shipping method, credit/debit card orders should be delivered within 1-5 business days of shipment.
PayPal: Most PayPal orders are marked Paid almost instantly upon order placement and clear immediately upon being marked Paid. Most PayPal orders ship within 2-4 business days of cleared payment. Depending on the shipping method, PayPal orders should be delivered within 1-5 business days of shipment.
Bank Wire: Most bank wire orders will be marked Paid within half a business day of the initiation of the bank wire transfer. Bank wire payments clear immediately upon receipt and most of these orders ship within 2-4 business days of cleared payment. Depending on the shipping method, bank wire orders should be delivered within 1-5 business days of shipment.
Orders under $1000 will not require a signature unless that option is selected and paid for at checkout. Orders over $1000 will always require a signature for delivery.
In the unlikely event your order is lost in transit, please contact us immediately so we can begin the claims process. If your items are not recovered, you will be entitled to a full reimbursement of the losses in accordance with the specific shipper’s insurance policy.
All our packages are carefully and discretely wrapped, typically in corrugated boxes, and do not give any indication as to the contents inside.
We fully insure all of our shipments. Should anything happen while your package is in transit to you, it will be covered by our insurance policy. However, we will not accept responsibility if you have left instructions with any carriers or delivery services to leave parcels unattended for you without the need for a signature, or if you have given the carrier instructions to leave your package with anyone other than the addressee. This includes but is not limited to a building manager, neighbor, a business mailroom, drop-off location such as Mail Boxes etc., The UPS Store, the Military Postal Service, etc. Additionally, we will not assume responsibility for packages that are signed for by apartment/complex building management, a business mailroom, the Military Postal Service or any person(s) that are not the addressee listed on the order.
When we ship to you, if metals are lost or damaged in transit, it is our responsibility to pursue any claim with the insurance company. If we determine the package is lost or damaged, we file a claim. We reserve the right to re-ship your items or refund your money at our discretion.
If your order was delivered with no signs of being tampered with but appears to be incomplete or missing a product, please contact us within thirty days of receipt.
Please note that notification of issues for tampered packages must be made within two two business days and any return requests must be submitted within seven days from receipt.
We recommend you refuse any shipment that appears to be damaged or tampered with as the shipping insurance ends once signed for and/or delivered. When refused, the package(s) will return to USA Mint for inspection. If you have taken possession of a damaged or tampered package, please save all packaging and contact USA Mint at (888) 725-7967 within 48 hours for further instructions. Failure to notify us of damage or tampering within 48 hours from signature or delivery date may impact our ability to cover your claim.
Supply and demand problems occasionally occur in our business. From time to time, we have more buyers than sellers. If this should happen, we reserve the right to delay delivery up to 30 days (from your expected shipping date) to fill your order. Even if the price continues to rise, your price is locked in. We will deliver your bullion (Non-Numismatic) product within 30 days. If you ordered a numismatic or supply item that has previously sold or we are out of stock on, we will either place it on backorder, attempt to locate another or a refund will be given. Should the value of your items decrease in that time period, you will not be entitled to any market gain.
Yes, orders shipped registered and insured U.S. mail can be sent to a P.O. Box. If a different shipping method is used, you must specify a street address for shipment. A signature may be required upon delivery of your package.
Depending on your method of payment, it is possible to have your order shipped to an address other than your billing address. If you pay with paper check, bank wire, or ACH, you may have your order shipped wherever you please, with two exceptions: UPS locations and mail forwarding locations. If you pay with a credit/debit card, it depends on your order history. If you pay via PayPal, your order must ship to a PayPal Verified address.
We will notify you by email once your order ships. You can also check the current status by logging in to your account.
You may choose how your order is shipped during the checkout process. If your purchase is eligible for free shipping, the pre-selected option will be base shipping, which is either USPS or UPS at our choice. If you would like to upgrade your shipping, you may choose one of the other options for a small fee. Simply click on the circle next to the shipping method you desire, and your order will be shipped via that method.