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Owner:  J Reed
Last Modified:  6/12/2022
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Slot: Lowest pop in collection
Origin/Country: United States
Design Description: MODERN COMMEMORATIVES
Item Description: $5 2020 W Basketball Hall of Fame Tip Off Releases
Grade: NGC PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO
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POPULATION: 4

2020 W $5 BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME TIP OFF RELEASES.

The US Mint released the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame $5 gold coin on June 4th, 2020. The IPO was $ 644.50; the price of gold was $ 1,712.20. US Mint sales as of January 16th, 2022 stand at 8,072 coins sold.

Sources; US Mint, USA Gold
Slot: 2nd
Origin/Country: United States
Design Description: BULLION - ONE OUNCE GOLD AMERICAN BUFFALOES
Item Description: G$50 2020 W Buffalo .9999 Fine First Releases
Grade: NGC PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO
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POPULATION: 6

Fifteenth year of issue. The new Key Date Buffalo Proof.

James Earle Fraser was an American sculptor during the first half of the 20th century. His work is integral to many of Washington, D.C.'s most iconic structures. The American Buffalo is a 24-karat gold coin featuring James Fraser's designs based on the original 1913 Type I Buffalo nickel.

US Coin Designer and Engraver James Earle Fraser was born on November 4, 1876 in the city of Winona, Minnesota. He was raised in the frontier and among the Sioux Indians and other Native Americans. Minnesota at that time was part of the Western Frontier of America where James witnessed the displacement of the American Indian and the life and fall of the American Bison of the prairies which gives us insight into his inspiration for the coins design.

The US Mint released the 2020 Gold Buffalo Proof on April 9, 2020. The IPO for the release day was an historic $2,315.00 as the price of gold at $1,683.80 was the highest of any release day in the history of the Buffalo Proof up to and including this mintage. If that wasn't enough of a price shock to Buffalo lovers from what I have seen in the chat boards, when gold spiked 5 days later at $1,726.40, Buffalo lovers must have been stunned when the price jumped to $2,415.00. On August 5th, 2020 the US Mint raised the price to $2,665.00. A $350.00 increase in less than four months since the release day.

Now something didn't seem right about the release price and I'm sure that I'm not the only one who felt this way. In 2012 on release day the price of gold was $1,658.02 and the 2012 Buffalo Proof was priced just 18.2% over the price of gold at $1,960.00. Fast forward to April 9, 2020 and the price of gold is just $25.78 higher than 2012, yet the 2020 Buffalo Proof at $2,315.00 is $355.00 higher than the 2012 Proof; 37.5% higher than the release day price of gold. One other item as food for thought. Since 2008 the 1 oz Gold Buffalo Proof has come in a costly custom elegant hardwood display box. The 2020 Presentation Case for those who haven't seen the " New compact-sized packaging", is a significant reduction in production cost.

First reported sales figures from the US Mint on April 12, 2020 show the price impact on coin purchases with only 5,104 coins sold. This is the first and only Buffalo that was available from the US Mint for only six months. The coin was listed as unavailable in October and changed to sold out in November.

This coin will remain the Key Date for at least another year as sales for the 2022 Buffalo Proof have reached 13,820 coins sold.

Below are the US Mint consolidated monthly and weekly sales updates that show the slow pace at which the 2020 Buffalo Proof sold during 2020.

April 26th update: 1,413 additional coins.
May 31st update: 1,044 additional coins.
June 28th update: 671 additional coins.
July 26th update: 787 additional coins.
August 30 update: 2,611 additional coins.
Sept 6th update: 133 additional coins.
Sept 13th update: 116 additional coins.
Sept 20th update: 10 additional coins.
Sept 27th update: 4 additional coins.
October 4 update: 0 additional coins.
November 22 update: -6 additional coins.

November 3rd the US Mint listed the 2020 Proof Buffalo as "Sold Out".

Total sales for this key date coin reached 11,887 coins sold.

Sources: US Mint, USA Gold, Guide to American Gold Buffalo Coins
Slot: 3rd-Tied
Origin/Country: United States
Design Description: BULLION - ONE OUNCE GOLD AMERICAN BUFFALOES
Item Description: G$50 2019 W Buffalo .9999 Fine
Grade: NGC PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO
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POPULATION: 18

2nd Semi-Key Date

Fourteenth year of issue. The former key date Buffalo Proof.

James Earle Fraser was an American sculptor during the first half of the 20th century. His work is integral to many of Washington, D.C.'s most iconic structures. The American Buffalo is a 24-karat gold coin featuring James Fraser's designs based on the original 1913 Type I Buffalo nickel.

US Coin Designer and Engraver James Earle Fraser was born on November 4, 1876 in the city of Winona, Minnesota. He was raised in the frontier and among the Sioux Indians and other Native Americans. Minnesota at that time was part of the Western Frontier of America where James witnessed the displacement of the American Indian and the life and fall of the American Bison of the prairies which gives us insight into his inspiration for the coins design.

The US Mint released the 2019 Gold Buffalo Proof on April 12, 2019. The IPO for the release day was $1,660.00; the price of gold was $1,290.40. A year after the release, the price sky rocketed to $2,415 as gold had soared upward. Total sales reported by the US Mint reached 14,844 coins sold. A new record low for the third year in a row.

Buffalo Proof Ultra Cameo Mintages

2006 246,267
2007 58,998
2008 $5 18,884
2008 $10 13,125
2008 $25 12,169
2008 Proof Set 7,803
2008 18,863
2009 49,306
2010 49,263
2011 28,683
2012 19,715
2013 18,584
2013 RP 47,836
2014 20,557
2015 16,591
2016 21,878
2017 15,810
2018 15,756
2019 14,884
2020 11,887
2021 16,958
2022 13,820

Sources: US Mint, USA Gold, Guide to American Gold Buffalo Coin
Slot: 3rd-Tied
Origin/Country: United States
Design Description: BULLION - ONE OUNCE GOLD AMERICAN BUFFALOES
Item Description: G$50 2019 W Buffalo .9999 Fine
Grade: NGC PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO
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Owner Comments
POPULATION: 18

2nd Semi-Key Date

Fourteenth year of issue. The former key date Buffalo Proof.

James Earle Fraser was an American sculptor during the first half of the 20th century. His work is integral to many of Washington, D.C.'s most iconic structures. The American Buffalo is a 24-karat gold coin featuring James Fraser's designs based on the original 1913 Type I Buffalo nickel.

US Coin Designer and Engraver James Earle Fraser was born on November 4, 1876 in the city of Winona, Minnesota. He was raised in the frontier and among the Sioux Indians and other Native Americans. Minnesota at that time was part of the Western Frontier of America where James witnessed the displacement of the American Indian and the life and fall of the American Bison of the prairies which gives us insight into his inspiration for the coins design.

The US Mint released the 2019 Gold Buffalo Proof on April 12, 2019. The IPO for the release day was $1,660.00; the price of gold was $1,290.40. A year after the release, the price sky rocketed to $2,415 as gold had soared upward. Total sales reported by the US Mint reached 14,844 coins sold. A new record low for the third year in a row.

Buffalo Proof Ultra Cameo Mintages

2006 246,267
2007 58,998
2008 $5 18,884
2008 $10 13,125
2008 $25 12,169
2008 Proof Set 7,803
2008 18,863
2009 49,306
2010 49,263
2011 28,683
2012 19,715
2013 18,584
2013 RP 47,836
2014 20,557
2015 16,591
2016 21,878
2017 15,810
2018 15,756
2019 14,884
2020 11,887
2021 16,958
2022 13,820

Sources: US Mint, USA Gold, Guide to American Gold Buffalo Coin
Slot: 4th
Origin/Country: United States
Design Description: BULLION - 1/4 OUNCE GOLD AMERICAN BUFFALOES
Item Description: G$10 2008 W BUFFALO .9999 FINE
Grade: NGC PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO
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POPULATION: 22

First and only year for the Fractional American Buffalo Gold Proof.

James Earle Fraser was an American sculptor during the first half of the 20th century. He was an important member of the Commission of Fine Arts; the organization that selects the winning design from all submissions for all new coins to be minted. The American Buffalo is a 24-karat gold coin featuring James Fraser's designs based on the original 1913 Type I Buffalo nickel.

On July 11th, 2008 the United States Mint announced that it would begin accepting orders for fractional weights of the American Buffalo Gold Coin, available in proof and for the first and only time, W mint mark uncirculated versions on July 22nd. Both versions of the coin will be offered in four sizes; one ounce ($50 denomination), one–half ounce ($25 denomination), one–quarter ounce ($10 denomination) and one–tenth ounce ($5 denomination), as well as in four coin sets that contain one coin in each size.

This was the first and only year for the 2008 $10 Gold Proof Buffalo as late in the year the US Mint decided to cancel production of the fractional Gold Proof coins. This announcement boosted sales until the coin sold out.

The release day price of the 1/4 oz. $10 Buffalo Proof on July 22, 2008 was $329.95; the price of gold was $942.20. Sales after the announcement that the $10 coin would no longer be produced reached 13,125 coins sold.

Buffalo Proof Ultra Cameo Mintages

2006 246,267
2007 58,998
2008 $5 18,884
2008 $10 13,125
2008 $25 12,169
2008 Proof Set 7,803
2008 18,863
2009 49,306
2010 49,263
2011 28,683
2012 19,715
2013 18,584
2013 RP 47,836
2014 20,557
2015 16,591
2016 21,878
2017 15,810
2018 15,756
2019 14,884
2020 11,887
2021 16,958
2022 13,820

Sources: US Mint, USA Gold, Guide to American Gold Buffalo Coins
Slot: 5th-Tied
Origin/Country: United States
Design Description: BULLION - SILVER AMERICAN EAGLES
Item Description: S$1 2014 W EAGLE BURNISHED SILVER EAGLE
Grade: NGC MS 68
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POPULATION: 23

The design of the Silver Eagle is taken from the Walking Liberty Half Dollar. This coin was issued for circulation in the United States from 1916 to 1947. It was designed by Adolph A. Weinman and is considered to be one of the most beautiful US coin designs ever created. The reverse of the coin, featuring a heraldic eagle, was designed by John Mercanti specifically for the series.



Sources: US Mint, Guide to American Silver Eagle Coins, Key Date Coins
Slot: 5th-Tied
Origin/Country: United States
Design Description: BULLION - SILVER AMERICAN EAGLES
Item Description: S$1 2014 W EAGLE BURNISHED SILVER EAGLE
Grade: NGC MS 68
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POPULATION: 23

The design of the Silver Eagle is taken from the Walking Liberty Half Dollar. This coin was issued for circulation in the United States from 1916 to 1947. It was designed by Adolph A. Weinman and is considered to be one of the most beautiful US coin designs ever created. The reverse of the coin, featuring a heraldic eagle, was designed by John Mercanti specifically for the series.



Sources: US Mint, Guide to American Silver Eagle Coins, Key Date Coins
Slot: 6th
Origin/Country: United States
Design Description: BULLION - ONE OUNCE GOLD AMERICAN BUFFALOES
Item Description: G$50 2019 W Buffalo .9999 Fine First Day - Denver
Grade: NGC PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO
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POPULATION: 26

2nd Semi-Key Date

Fourteenth year of issue. The former key date Buffalo Proof.

James Earle Fraser was an American sculptor during the first half of the 20th century. He was an important member of the Commission of Fine Arts; the organization that selects the winning design from all submissions for all new coins to be minted. The American Buffalo is a 24-karat gold coin featuring James Fraser's designs based on the original 1913 Type I Buffalo nickel.

The US Mint released the 2019 Gold Buffalo Proof on April 12, 2019. The release day price was $1,660.00; the price of gold was $1,290.40. A year after the release, the price sky rocketed to $2,415 as gold had soared upward. Total sales reported by the US Mint reached 14,844 coins sold. A new record low for the third year in a row.

Buffalo Proof Ultra Cameo Mintages

2006 246,267
2007 58,998
2008 $5 18,884
2008 $10 13,125
2008 $25 12,169
2008 Proof Set 7,803
2008 18,863
2009 49,306
2010 49,263
2011 28,683
2012 19,715
2013 18,584
2013 RP 47,836
2014 20,557
2015 16,591
2016 21,878
2017 15,810
2018 15,756
2019 14,884
2020 11,887
2021 16,958
2022 13,820


Sources: US Mint, USA Gold, Guide to American Gold Buffalo Coin
Slot: 7th-Tied
Origin/Country: United States
Design Description: BULLION - ONE OUNCE GOLD AMERICAN BUFFALOES
Item Description: G$50 2019 W Buffalo .9999 Fine First Day - Washington
Grade: NGC PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO
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Owner Comments
POPULATION: 27

2nd Semi-Key Date

Fourteenth year of issue. The former key date Buffalo Proof.

James Earle Fraser was an American sculptor during the first half of the 20th century. He was an important member of the Commission of Fine Arts; the organization that selects the winning design from all submissions for all new coins to be minted. The American Buffalo is a 24-karat gold coin featuring James Fraser's designs based on the original 1913 Type I Buffalo nickel.

The US Mint released the 2019 Gold Buffalo Proof on April 12, 2019. The release day price was $1,660.00; the price of gold was $1,290.40. A year after the release, the price sky rocketed to $2,415 as gold had soared upward. Total sales reported by the US Mint reached 14,844 coins sold. A new record low for the third year in a row.

Buffalo Proof Ultra Cameo Mintages

2006 246,267
2007 58,998
2008 $5 18,884
2008 $10 13,125
2008 $25 12,169
2008 Proof Set 7,803
2008 18,863
2009 49,306
2010 49,263
2011 28,683
2012 19,715
2013 18,584
2013 RP 47,836
2014 20,557
2015 16,591
2016 21,878
2017 15,810
2018 15,756
2019 14,884
2020 11,887
2021 16,958
2022 13,820

Sources: US Mint, USA Gold, Guide to American Gold Buffalo Coins
Slot: 7th-Tied
Origin/Country: GREAT BRITAIN - DECIMAL
Design Description:
Item Description: G25PND 2020 G.britain Mayflower-US Set
Grade: NGC PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO
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POPULATION: 27

First American-British pairing of two gold coins in the same set with individually numbered Certificates of Authenticity.

2020 Mayflower 400th Anniversary Gold set was release by the US Mint on December 17th, 2020. The IPO on release day was $ 1,500.00; the price of gold was $ 1,883.74.

Sales as of August 29th, 2021 have reached 4,743 sets sold of the product limit of 4,850.

Sources; US Mint, USA Gold
Slot: 8th
Origin/Country: United States
Design Description: BULLION - ONE OUNCE GOLD AMERICAN BUFFALOES
Item Description: G$50 2019 W Buffalo .9999 Fine First Day - Philadelphia
Grade: NGC PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO
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Owner Comments
POPULATION: 28

2nd Semi-Key Date

Fourteenth year of issue. The former key date Buffalo Proof.

James Earle Fraser was an American sculptor during the first half of the 20th century. He was an important member of the Commission of Fine Arts; the organization that selects the winning design from all submissions for all new coins to be minted. The American Buffalo is a 24-karat gold coin featuring James Fraser's designs based on the original 1913 Type I Buffalo nickel.

The US Mint released the 2019 Gold Buffalo Proof on April 12, 2019. The release day price was $1,660.00; the price of gold was $1,290.40. A year after the release, the price sky rocketed to $2,415 as gold had soared upward. Total sales reported by the US Mint reached 14,844 coins sold. A new record low for the third year in a row.

Buffalo Proof Ultra Cameo Mintages

2006 246,267
2007 58,998
2008 $5 18,884
2008 $10 13,125
2008 $25 12,169
2008 Proof Set 7,803
2008 18,863
2009 49,306
2010 49,263
2011 28,683
2012 19,715
2013 18,584
2013 RP 47,836
2014 20,557
2015 16,591
2016 21,878
2017 15,810
2018 15,756
2019 14,884
2020 11,887
2021 16,958
2022 13,820


Sources: US Mint, USA Gold, Guide to American Gold Buffalo Coin
Slot: 9th
Origin/Country: United States
Design Description: MODERN COMMEMORATIVES
Item Description: $10 2020 W Mayflower-US Set
Grade: NGC PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO
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POPULATION: 29

First American-British pairing of two gold coins in the same set with individually numbered Certificates of Authenticity.

The 2020 Mayflower 400th Anniversary Gold set was release by the US Mint on December 17th, 2020. The IPO on release day was $ 1,500.00; the price of gold was $ 1,883.74.

Sales as of August 29th, 2021 have reached 4,743 sets sold of the product limit of 4,850.

Sources; US Mint, USA Gold
Slot: 10th-Tied
Origin/Country: United States
Design Description: FIVE-CENT PIECES - JEFFERSON, PROOF
Item Description: 5C 2020 W First Releases First "W" Rev PF Nickel
Grade: NGC RP 68
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POPULATION: 35

Total sales for the First "W" MM Reverse Proof Nickel reached 313,183 coins sold.
Slot: 10th-Tied
Origin/Country: United States
Design Description: ANNIVERSARY COINS & MEDALS
Item Description: $1 2021 'O' Morgan New Orleans Privy Mark First Releases
Grade: NGC MS 68
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POPULATION: 35

100th Anniversary of the Morgan Dollar

The Morgan Dollar was a product of the largest silver strike in the world, the Comstock Lode in 1859 that flooded silver into the market until the early 1900s.

The 1893 O is the rarest of the New Orleans Morgan Dollars with a mintage of only 300,000 coins struck.

Total sales for this variety have reached 173,540 coins sold of the mintage limit of 175,000.

Sources: US Mint,
Slot: 11th
Origin/Country: United States
Design Description: ANNIVERSARY COINS & MEDALS
Item Description: G$100 2021 W High Relief - .9999 Fine First Day of Issue
Grade: NGC PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO
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POPULATION: 50

Seventh release of the new American Liberty Gold High Relief series.

The 2021 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin™ is struck in 24-karat gold. The obverse (heads) features a wild American Mustang horse, bucking off a western-style saddle, evoking the throwing off of the yoke of British rule during the American Revolution. The horse is centered on a rising sun. Inscriptions are “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and “2021.”

The reverse (tails) features a close-up view of an eagle. Inscriptions include "E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “1 OZ.," ".9999 FINE GOLD," "$100," and "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA."

The 2021 American Liberty High Relief Gold coin was released on August 19th 2021. The release day price was $2,715.00; the price of gold was $1,779.04. A sellout of the US Mints inventory occurred very quickly after sales opened. The current sales total from the US Mint May 29, 2022 sales report for this low mintage coin is 12,471 coins sold.

Comparative Modern Gold High Relief Sales.

2009 UHR Double Eagle: 115,178 coins sold.
2014 HR Kennedy: 72,696 coins sold.
2015 HR Liberty: 49,325 coins sold.
2017 HR Liberty: 35,547 coins sold.
2018 HR Liberty: 48,733 coins sold.
2019 HR Liberty: 24,609 coins sold.
2021 HR Liberty: 12,471 coins sold.

Source: US Mint, USA Gold
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