in 2015 of the American Buffalo 1-ounce gold bullion coin are the
third highest annual total since the series was introduced by the U.S. Mint the third
week of June 2006.
2015 sales of the .9999 fine gold coins reached 220,500 pieces.
2015 total lags behind the 239,000 coins sold in 2013 and the 323,000
1-ounce coins sold during 2006, the series’ inaugural year, when the
sales spanned just over six calendar months of 2006.
series’ highest monthly sales total reached 117,500 coins in July
2006, the first full month of sales for the series.
coin is not offered every month. No American Buffalo gold bullion
coins were sold during 19 separate months of the series’ 125 months of
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big gap in sales occurred in 2009, when the first sales of American
Buffalo gold bullion coins weren’t recorded until October, with the
last previous sales registered in November 2008.
2009, sales and production were primarily focused on bullion versions
of the American Eagle 1-ounce silver and gold bullion coins to meet
2009 sales being recorded for only the final three months of the year,
cumulative sales still reached 200,000 coins.
American Buffalo gold bullion coins, like the bullion versions of the
American Eagle, are not sold directly to the public.
they are sold to a network of authorized purchasers based on the
London PM closing spot price on a given day plus a small premium per coin.
authorized purchasers, who offer a two-way
market for buying and selling the bullion coins, then resell the coins
purchased from the Mint to other dealers and the public at a markup.
2016-dated coins are not expected to be offered by the Mint until mid-January.