67,331 Fractional Buffalo Gold Coins Sold

by CoinNews.net on August 8, 2008 · 0 comments

The first sales figures from the United States Mint are in for 2008 fractional Buffalo gold coins. In total, a solid 67,331 of the new fractionals have been sold.

American Buffalo gold coinThe 24 karat gold coins were once offered in one-ounce proof versions only.

On July 22, the Mint expanded the product line by issuing fractional denominations of 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz weights and in both proof and uncirculated.

The 1/10 ounce gold sizes are proving to be the most popular coins. Their lower prices have helped sales even though the Mint charges higher premiums for these smallest coins.

The following tables highlight uncirculated and proof Buffalo coin sales figures:

Uncirculated American Buffalo Gold Sales Figures

Coin Size/Weight
Face Value
Price
Units Sold
One Ounce
$50 denomination
$1,059.95
725
Half-Ounce
$25 denomination
$539.95
2,104
Quarter-Ounce
$10 denomination
$289.95
3,275
One-Tenth Ounce
$5 denomination
$129.95
13,188
Four-Coin Set
N/A
$1,959.95
2,959
      22,251

Proof American Buffalo Gold Sales Figures

Size/Weight
Face Value
Price
Units Sold
One Ounce
$50 denomination
$1,199.95
7,615
Half Ounce
$25 denomination
$619.95
687
Quarter Ounce
$10 denomination
$329.95
2,121
One-Tenth Ounce
$5 denomination
$159.95
8,752
Four-Coin Set
N/A
$2,219.95
4,257
      23,432

The 67,331 total sold figure takes into account each of the four coins within the four-coin sets.

Numismaster has a print image of U.S. Mint sales numbers to date. While it is somewhat difficult to read online, a close inspection helps review how fractional Buffalo gold coins are doing compared to other Mint coins.

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