2010 $50 American Buffalo Gold Bullion Coin
The 2010 $50 American Buffalo Gold Bullion Coin is the fifth year in which the Mint has struck the bullion quality piece.
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Authorizing Coin Law
U.S. Mint Online Site
When they first appeared, they marked the first bullion coin struck by the Mint from .9999 fine 24-karat gold. Authorized by the Presidential Coin Act of 2005, both the obverse (heads side) and reverse (tails side) designs are based on a popular U.S. circulating nickel which debuted in 1913 and earned the nickname of "Indian Head Nickel" or "Buffalo Nickel." The designs were the work of noted artist James Earle Fraser.
The Mint also produces proof quality coins of the same design and content for numismatic interests.
Previous American Buffalo Bullion Mintages
The American Buffalo Bullion Coin has been struck since 2006 and has seen the following mintages:
- 2006 – 337,012
- 2007 – 136,503
- 2008 – 189,500
- 2009 – 200,000
48,500 of the 2010 Buffalos were sold on their initial day of availability alone – accounting for almost 25% of what had been sold the entire previous year.
Each Buffalo is struck to bullion quality from one ounce of .9999 fine gold.
April 29, 2010 was listed by the US Mint as the Buffalo Proof release date.
The Mint sells the bullion Buffalos only to its network of authorized purchasers who then resell them to the public for a small premium over the current spot price of the gold contained within them.
U.S. Mint Production Facility
Buffalos are struck at the US Mint’s facility in West Point.
Designer & Sculptor
The design for the American Buffalo Gold Coin is based on the 1913 Nickel by James Earle Fraser. It features the portrait of a Native American on the obverse (heads side) and the image of an American Bison (also known as a buffalo) on the reverse (tails side).
|Composition:||.9999 fine gold|
|Standard Weight:||1.0001 troy oz. or 31.108 g|
|Standard Diameter:||32.70 mm|
Other 2010 Gold Products
- 2010-W $10 Abigail Fillmore First Spouse Gold Proof Coin
- 2010-W $10 Jane Pierce First Spouse Gold Proof Coin
- 2010-W American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin