2009 American Buffalo Gold Bullion Coin

2009 American Buffalo Gold Bullion Coin, Obverse (2008 Version Shown) - Click to Enlarge

2009 American Buffalo Gold Bullion Coin, Obverse (2008 Version Shown) - Click to Enlarge

American Buffalo Gold Bullion coins first appeared in 2006 as a result of the Presidential Coin Act of 2005 which authorized their creation.

Struck from 24-karat gold, the Buffalos are the purest bullion coins available from the US Mint (the American Eagles are 22-karat gold).

No 2009 Buffalo bullions were seen for the first half of the year, but in July the Mint reported they would be struck and appear later in the year (law requires them to be produced each year). They first became available on October 15, 2009 with brisk sales.

On December 4, 2009, the Mint announced that its inventory of the Buffalos had been depleted, and no more would be available for the year. At the time of their sell-out, 198,000 had been sold which is more than were sold in either 2007 or 2008.

American Gold Buffalo Bullion Coin Design

2009 American Buffalo Gold Bullion Coin, Reverse - Click to Enlarge

2009 American Buffalo Gold Bullion Coin, Reverse - Click to Enlarge

James Earle Fraser's early 20th century nickel design is used for the American Buffalo Gold program. Obverse design: On the obverse, a profile of a Native American Indian is found. Fraser reportedly used three different Indian Chiefs as the models, with only two of them every positively identified. Also shown is the inscription "LIBERTY" and the date.

Reverse design: The reverse shows a buffalo, also known as an American bison, and provides the basis for the name of the program (buffalo). Included as well are the inscriptions "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM," "IN GOD WE TRUST," "$50" and "1 OZ. .9999 FINE GOLD."

Coin Specifications & Information

Mint Facility: West Point (no mintmark)
Face Value: $50
Date: 2009
Condition: Bullion
Composition: 24-karat (.9999 pure) gold
Standard Weight: 31.108 g
Standard Diameter: 32.70 mm
Thickness: 2.95 mm
Edge: Reeded
Authorizing Law: Public Law 109-145
Obverse Designer: James Earle Fraser
Reverse Designer: James Earle Fraser

Product Availability

Release Date: October 15, 2009
Release Price: Based on the spot price of gold
Order Limits: based on authorized purchasers policy
Sales: See US Mint Sales Figures
Sold Out Date: December 4, 2009
Sold Within: Only by Itself
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