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Coin Details

Origin/Country: United States
Design Description: BULLION - 1/4 OUNCE GOLD AMERICAN BUFFALOES
Item Description: G$10 2008 W BUFFALO .9999 FINE
Full Grade: NGC PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO
Owner: J Reed

Set Details

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Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

POPULATION: 302

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

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