☷United States Mint to Release 2022 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin on May 12
U.S. Mint ( By Press Release office)
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WASHINGTON – The United States Mint ( Mint ) will begin accepting orders for the 2022 American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Proof Coin on May 12 at noon EDT . The Mint launched the American Buffalo Coin Program in 2006 . The one - ounce coin in this program is the first 24 - karat gold proof coin ever struck by the Mint and is the collector version of the official United States Mint American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Bullion Coin . Designs depicted on this coin are based on the 1913 Type I Buffalo nickel by sculptor James Earle Fraser . The obverse ( heads ) portrays a profile representation of a Native American with the inscriptions “LIBERTY” and “2022 . ” The reverse ( tails ) features an American Buffalo ( also known as a bison ) and the inscriptions “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA , ” “E PLURIBUS UNUM , ” “IN GOD WE TRUST , ” “$50 , ” “1 OZ . , ” and “ . 9999 FINE GOLD . ”Each coin is encapsulated and placed in a black presentation case with the United States Mint seal on the lid . The case fits into a black outer sleeve bearing an embossed gold foil image of the coin’s reverse , and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity . The American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Proof Coin is priced according to the range in which it appears on the Mint’s Pricing of Numismatic Gold , Commemorative Gold , Platinum and Palladium Products table . Current pricing information is available here . To set up a REMIND ME alert for this coin , please visit: https://catalog . usmint . gov/american - buffalo - 2022 - one - ounce - gold - proof - coin - 22EL . html ( product code 22EL ) . To reduce the risk of employee exposure to COVID - 19 in the workplace , the Mint’s sales centers are closed until further notice . Please use our website for all order placements or call 1 - 800 - USA - MINT ( 872 - 6468 ) . About the United States MintCongress created the United States Mint in 1792 , and the Mint became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873 . As the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage , the Mint is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce . The Mint also produces numismatic products , including proof , uncirculated , and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; silver and bronze medals; and silver and gold bullion coins . Its numismatic programs are self - sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers . Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products , the United States Mint will not accept and will not honor orders placed prior to the official on - sale date of May 12 , 2022 , at noon EDT . ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: Learn more about the American Buffalo Coin Program . Learn more about the United States Mint . Visit and subscribe to the United States Mint’s YouTube channel to view videos about the United States Mint . Subscribe to United States Mint electronic product notifications , news releases , public statements , and the monthly educational newsletter , Lessons That Make Cents .
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