Sellout of the 2009 one-ounce proof gold American Buffalo coin was announced by the U.S. Mint March 29.
Sales stopped when they reached approximately 50,000, though an updated figure was not provided from the prior week’s 49,388 reported in Mint Statistics on Page 50.
The proof Buffalo was the only taste of proof gold that collectors had in 2009 as a shortage of planchets kept the popular gold American Eagles out of production.
Sales of the proof 2009 one-ounce Buffalo began Oct. 29.
If the Mint can continue to satisfy the ongoing demand for bullion gold American Eagles, then the proofs and the “W” uncirculated coins will likely be struck and sold directly to collectors some time in 2010.