Sales of the new 2013-W $50 American Gold Buffalo Proof Coin started surprisingly quick considering several factors, like:
its release before an extended holiday weekend that can distract collectors
it competes for money with another version of the Gold Buffalo that is scheduled to launch later this year, and
its premium was higher than typical after missing a pricing cut.
Between its release on Thursday, May 23 through to Monday, May 27, collectors ordered 4,863. That is a stronger debut than last year’s coin, though lower than starts for prior year issues.
2009 – 2013 Proof Gold Buffalo Sales Debuts
|Debut Price||Issue Date||Date of First Reported Sales||Sales of First Reported Date||Final Sales / Mintages|
|2013 American Gold Buffalo||$1,790||May 23, 2013||May 27, 2013||4,863||–|
|2012 American Gold Buffalo||$1,960||March 15, 2012||March 19, 2012||4,110||19,765|
|2011 American Gold Buffalo||$1,760||May 19, 2011||May 22, 2011||5,782||28,693|
|2010 American Gold Buffalo||$1,510||June 3, 2010||June 10, 2010||15,071||49,263|
|2009 American Gold Buffalo||$1,360||Oct. 29, 2009||Nov. 1, 2009||19,468||49,306|
Price Reduced to $1,740
Minutes ago and as a result of falling gold prices, the United States Mint reduced pricing on its latest collectible and other numismatic gold coins. The 2013-W Proof Gold Buffalo is now available for $1,740, which is $50 less than the opening price.
To place an order, visit the U.S. Mint website at www.usmint.gov/catalog or call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). There are no order or household limits in place.