WASHINGTON — The United States Mint (Mint) will begin accepting orders for the 2018 American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Proof Coin (product code 18EL) on May 10 at noon Eastern Time (ET).

The Mint introduced the American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Proof Coin in 2006. It 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.

The designs are based on the original Type I Buffalo nickel designed by James Earle Fraser. The obverse (heads) portrays a profile representation of a Native American with the inscriptions “LIBERTY” and “2018.” The reverse (tails) features an American Buffalo. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “$50,” “1 OZ.,” and “.9999 FINE GOLD.” The coin has a reeded edge and bears the W mint mark of the West Point Mint facility.

An elegant matte-finish hardwood box with a leather-like inset houses each coin, which comes with the Mint’s Certificate of Authenticity.

Pricing for the 2018 American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Proof Coin is in accordance with the range in which it appears on the Mint’s Pricing of Numismatic Gold, Commemorative Gold, and Platinum Products table. Current pricing information is available here.

The Mint accepts orders at catalog.usmint.gov and 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT. Information about shipping options is available at catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html.

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