Fractional American Buffalo Gold Coins

One US Mint gold coin sold out this week compared to the eight gold and platinum collector options that disappeared from Mint store shelves and were reported in last week’s figures. As the end of the year approaches, collectors have far fewer choices. The sales tables below are starting to settle down with many coins […]

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Eight US Mint Gold and Platinum Coin Options have Sold Out in the Last Week

US Mint Sales Figures ImageCollector gold and platinum coin sales have been ablaze with eight sold out options since last week’s U.S. Mint sales figures were released.

The final two one-ounce and one-half ounce uncirculated gold Buffalo coins departed over the weekend, and the last one-half ounce proof Buffalo went Monday afternoon with a surging 58.5 percent increase in sales over the previous week.

In addition, the proof American Eagle platinum one ounce, one-half ounce and one-quarter ounce options sold out Tuesday morning, the one-tenth ounce on Wednesday, and the four-coin set just this morning.

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2008 American Eagle and Buffalo Bullion CoinsThe pace at which gold and platinum collector coins have disappeared from U.S. Mint store shelves is blistering. The final two uncirculated gold Buffalo coins sold out over the weekend, the last proof Buffalo went Monday afternoon, and the proof American Eagle platinum one ounce, one-half ounce and one-quarter ounce options sold out this morning.

Further, the Eagle platinum proof one-tenth ounce and four-coin set may be joining the "sold out" ranks since their shipping dates have been delayed. In past weeks, that has been a strong indicator of a quickly depleting inventory. It appears the proof and uncirculated American Eagle gold coins will soon be the sole remaining collector options available.

With all these latest sell outs, it is worth remembering the collector gold and platinum coins the U.S. Mint announced it will no longer produce in 2009:

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American Buffalo gold coinAll 2008-W American Buffalo Gold Uncirculated coins for collectors have sold out, according to the United States Mint online store.

The one-ounce and one half-ounce gold coins joined the ranks of other fractional sizes, moving to the “product is not available” category over the weekend. Their sales had increased over the previous week by 8.7 percent and 6.6 percent, respectively.

The Mint’s gold and platinum coin series has been ablaze in sellouts of late. The American Buffalo gold uncirculated 4-coin set sold out last Monday while the proof quarter-ounce version and the final platinum Eagle uncirculated coins went Wednesday.

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US Mint Sales Figures ImageThree collector bullion coins have sold out since last week’s U.S. Mint sales figures were released.

And like last week, the biggest mover was the one-ounce 2008-W American Eagle Platinum uncirculated coin. It was the final available coin in the series, which helped drive demand until it sold out Wednesday. Sales of the collector coin increased 55.3 percent following its previous 46.5 percent rise.

Other sellouts include the American Buffalo gold proof quarter-ounce size (also on Wednesday) and the American Buffalo gold uncirculated 4-coin set on Monday. Sales of each had climbed 17.1 percent and 13.5 percent, respectively.

The final coin remaining in the Buffalo gold proof series in the one-half ounce size, which is showing very strong demand with an increase over last week of 24.8 percent.

Here are the latest Mint sales figures for the major American Eagle and American Buffalo collector products:

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The U.S. Mint 2008-W American Buffalo Gold Proof one-quarter ounce coin sold out on Wednesday. The bullion coin joins a moving fleet of other sellouts, including the final American Eagle Platinum Uncirculated coins earlier Wednesday, and the sold out Gold Uncirculated American Buffalo 4-Coin Set on Monday. None of the above coins will be minted […]

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The 2008 American Buffalo Gold Uncirculated Four-Coin Set on Monday joined the quickening ranks of other bullion coins and is no longer available. The collector proof and uncirculated coin series has been getting extra attention from collectors after the U.S. Mint reduced prices and announced it would eliminate many collector coins from its numismatic portfolio, […]

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2008-W American Eagle Platinum uncirculated coins were again the big U.S. Mint movers. Since last week’s figures, one-ounce sales surged 46.5 percent to 980 coins. They are now the last standing coin in the series after sales of the one-half ounce size spiked to 18.5 percent and sold out on Monday. Double-digit percent rises were […]

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High demand has depleted all but the American Eagle Gold and Silver one-ounce coins from its 2008-dated bullion coin inventory, the United States Mint told authorized dealers in a memo Monday. Further, the Mint said it will delay the launch of other bullion coins until later in 2009, citing difficulties in acquiring blanks.   "The […]

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Silver, gold and platinum collector coin sales have increased significantly since last week, according to United States Mint figures. The one-ounce American Buffalo gold proof coin is no longer available as of Thursday. The Mint’s online site simply says: "Product is not available," likely indicating they are sold out. 2008-W American Eagle platinum uncirculated coins […]

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