Starting July 22, proof and uncirculated collector 2008 Buffalo gold coins will go on sale.
This year in addition to the one-ounce size that made its first appearance in 2006, the Mint will also offer fractional sizes of half ounce, quarter ounce and tenth ounce.
For the proofs, the one-ounce coin, which has a $50 face value, is priced at $1,199.95 each. The half ounce with a $25 denomination is $619.95. The quarter ounce with a $10 denomination is $329.95. The tenth ounce with a $5 face value is $159.95.
A four-coin proof set is priced at $2,219.95.
The mintmarked uncirculated collector versions with “W” for West Point start at $1,059.95 for the ounce, $539.95 for the half ounce, $289.95 for the quarter ounce and $129.95 for the tenth ounce.
Price of the four-coin “W” uncirculated Buffalo set is $1,959.95.
The Buffalo gold coins are .9999 fine gold and they are encapsulated and then placed in a hardwood holder.
Sales will begin at noon Eastern Time, July 22. Visit the Mint’s Web site at www.usmint.gov.
It might take a few more government stimulus checks to raise the $4,279,90 cost of the two four-coin sets.