Gold Buffalo Mintages


Gold Buffalo mintageThe Gold Buffalo was first released in 2006. The revival of a classic design and the 24 karat gold composition made the coin immediately popular with collectors and previous metals investors. For the inaugural year, mintages for both bullion and proof coins were high reflecting demand for the new offerings.

The mintage levels for the bullion coins would decline steeply for 2007, but then rebound due to renewed interest in precious metals investment.

Proof coin mintages fell in both 2007 and 2008. For the latter year, the US Mint offered a proliferation of other collector offerings that may have cannibalized some of the demand for the one ounce proof coins. In 2009, the Mint once again offered only the one ounce size and mintages rose. More recently mintage levels have drifted lower signaling a potential opportunity.

Gold Buffalo Bullion Coin Mintage





Date1 oz.


2006337,012


2007136,503


2008189,500


2009189,500



2010
209,000



2011
250,000



2012
100,000



2013
198,500



2014
180,500



2015
220,500













Gold Buffalo Proof Coin Mintage





Date1 oz.1/2 oz.1/4 oz.1/10 oz.
2006246,267N/AN/AN/A
200758,998N/AN/AN/A
200818,86312,16913,12518,884
200949,306
N/AN/AN/A
2010
49,263
N/A
N/A
N/A
2011
28,683
N/AN/AN/A
2012
19,715
N/AN/AN/A
2013
18,584



2014
20,557



2015
16,591