2010 Proof Gold Buffalo Sold Out

The 2010 Proof Gold Buffalo coins have now sold out at the US Mint. The sell out comes just a few days before the 2011-dated version is scheduled to go on sale.

Sales of the one ounce proof coin began on June 3, 2010. At the time, the coins were priced at $1,510 each, based on an average gold price in the $1,200 to $1,249.99 range. There were no ordering limits or stated maximum mintage for the coins.

After opening with sales of 12,778, the 2010 Proof Gold Buffalo remained a relatively steady seller during the ensuing months. The last reported sales through May 1, 2011 were 49,236. When last available, the coins were priced at $1,810 each, reflecting an average gold price in the $1,500 to $1,549.99 range.

It seems that the final mintage will land not too far from the level for the 2009 Proof Gold Buffalo. The US Mint has now released the final audited mintage for this issue as 49,306. The final mintages for all Proof Gold Buffalo coins are shown below.

Proof Gold Buffalo Final Mintages
1 oz 1/2 oz 1/4 oz 1/10 oz
2006 246,267
2007 58,998
2008 18,863 12,169 13,125 18,884
2009 49,306

The 2011 Proof Gold Buffalo is scheduled to go on sale May 19, 2011.

2010-P Yellowstone National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin

Yesterday, the US Mint announced the release date for the next numismatic America the Beautiful 5 Ounce Silver Coin. The coin featuring Yellowstone National Park will go on sale May 17, 2011 at 12:00 Noon ET.

Matching the terms of the previous release, the coins will be priced at $279.95, with a mintage of 27,000, and ordering limit or one per household.

Meanwhile, the Hot Springs Five Ounce Uncirculated Coins still remain available for sale on the US Mint’s website. Despite strong opening sales, the anticipated quick sell out did not occur, likely impacted by the dramatic fall in silver prices that coincided with the release.

I am currently awaiting information for the latest US Mint sales report that should indicate exactly how many coins remain available for sale.

Update: The latest US Mint sales report indicates sales of 49,411 for the 2010 Proof Gold Buffalo and 26,866 for the 2010-P Hot Springs Five Ounce Uncirculated Silver Coin.

View the Full report on Coin Update.

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  1. Anonymous says

    Out of all the ATB sets I got raw, CNT was easily the best. Waiting for my AMPEX set tomorrow.

    Got my numismatic version from the mint. Probably not going to open and send directly to PCGS and take a shot. Going to wait for all 5 first.

  2. Anonymous says

    I received my 5 oz Hot Springs yesterday. I am glad I got one but am disappointed by the strike detail on George. It almost looks like not very much strike pressure applied to George. The strike detail on the Hot Springs Park side is good. Maybe George is supposed to look melted out on these larger coins. The coin is not scratched or dinged so perhaps I should not be too picky.

  3. Anonymous says

    Do you guys think Modern Coin Mart cherry picks their 2011 bullion 5ozer's? I see they sell them raw and slabbed. Do you think the raw ones are the rejects?

    They seem to have the best pricing but I'm concerned if I get them raw, they'll look like ass. But on the flip side, they're the cheapest and they aren't even AP's.

  4. John says

    Terry, My coin is also like yours except it is damaged from the s through the n in springs and the hot is ok. My best guess is that it was damaged from the edge lettering process. It is quite obvious and I noticed it right away even before reading your post. I had a feeling that mine was not the only one with this damage.

  5. Terry says

    Looking at mine again it also seems that the letters TER DO in quarter dollar seem a little lighter towards the bottom. So it's almost like there wasn't as much pressure towards that edge when it was struck.

  6. Anonymous says

    Please don't do yourself a flavor. Don't buy from APMEX. They cherrypicked. They might give a nice set this time. Who know what they will do next time when they can keep the MS69 and dump the trash on you!

  7. Anonymous says

    to: got my set from APMEX and I got 3 MS69PL & 1 MS69 AND THE LAST ONE WAS MS69DMPL Thanks Apmex. Jim

    You must work for the cherry pickers… APMEX

    all your coins were ms 69 + ?

    Bull.. Ebay is loaded with the coins that were taken.

  8. Anonymous says

    only dings on mine are little scratches in that little shield on reverse bottom right. i assume it's supposed to be flat, and ever so slight little imperfections under the windows.

  9. Anonymous says

    There is a saying in the sales business.

    A happy customer tells a friend.

    An unhappy customer tells 10.

    I tell 100.

  10. Rich G. says

    I received my coins from APMEX today. Two were graded PCGS BU, two were MS68 and the other was MS68 PL. How can one be disappointed with a total cost of $1008.00? I'm happy to have at least one set graded. Sent in a couple of 2010 P Hot Springs 5 oz. coins to PCGS. They looked very sharp. For those of you wondering, PCGS charges $52 each for grading! $20 for the oversized holder, $18 for First Strike designation and $14 for their standard grading fee. Oh, plus shipping and an $8 handling fee. Hope it's worth it!

  11. Anonymous says

    I will tell everyone I know. Must be greater than 1000.
    For those get a nice set from APMEX. Just a quick reminder, this time around, they need to ship out everything they got. For 2011 and on, They could easily keep the best ones and give old a BU sets. Since they will tell you only only order bullion.

    On the other hand, I got my A-Mark set and one of them is not very good. But that is my luck. I would rather to deal with A-Mark from now now.

    No to APMEX.

  12. Anonymous says

    Hey, does it seem like these "numismatic versions" were the ones that were too defective to sell as bullion, so the Mint put a "special finish" on them to try to hide the flaws and rescue them?

  13. Anonymous says

    All you guys who bad mouth APMEX just didn't take a chance to buy a set the first day they put them online. So you missed out on getting a $500 refund and the first sets on the market. I got one of those and my wife just got on of their graded sets (for me) so I love APMEX!

  14. Anonymous says

    My 5 sets of Hot Springs "P" have arrived. I ordered under several addresses such as home, business, po box etc. All look good.

  15. Anonymous says

    To May 11, 2011 5:51 PM;
    The Mint Made Washington that way. It's an exact replica of the original 1932 design and not like the enhanced Washington we see so much of on the state quarters. Compare a quarter from the 1970's to a quarter from the 2000's and you'll see. Your new ATB's will look like those quarters from 1970's.

    To May 11, 2011 7:00 PM
    I think all 5 oz.ATB's have these scratches/markings on that little shield. I would be surprised to hear that a shield is smooth and free of these markings. Now that would be a variety!

  16. Anonymous says

    Hey, does it seem like these "numismatic versions" were the ones that were too defective to sell as bullion, so the Mint put a "special finish" on them to try to hide the flaws and rescue them?

    That makes no sense at all. Bullion is bullion. 2010 mintages were set at 33K (bullion version) and 27k (collector version). If really you want to waste your money, buy or get your ATB bullion issues graded. Smart money is on the collector's version (no AP middleman).

  17. Anonymous says

    Grade or not grade 2010P….Got mine yesterday small scratch on washington's shoulder???????

  18. Anonymous says

    I think grading *might* be a good idea. Years from now the fakes fromChina will be so good, there might be the chance of people questioning authenticity. With grading there is no question.

    I have an aquaintence who bought loads of ungraded numismatic gold over years from a local coin shop who he became friends with. He sent it all to NGC. It was ALL fake.

  19. Anonymous says

    My P-puck came in perfect condition, no fat lip or any other flawes at all. Very nice!

  20. Anonymous says

    I just got my set from APMEX. One was graded MS69PL and the other four were graded as MS68DMPL. I am very happy to have such a graded set. The packaging was awesome.

  21. Andrew says

    I have absolutely no complaints about my ATB dealings with Fidelitrade. They were outstanding and their coins were packaged in air-tites then bubble wrapped and in beautiful condition. Will definitely recommend them and do business with them again in the future.

  22. Anonymous says

    "I have an aquaintence who bought loads of ungraded numismatic gold over years from a local coin shop who he became friends with. He sent it all to NGC. It was ALL fake."

    I know someone who bought the rights to the Brooklyn Bridge and the deed was ALL fake too!

    Any news article to support your "story"? If true (I highly doubt) someone is behind numismatic steel bars!

  23. Not Happy with APMEX says

    Got my APMEX ATB's on Wed. and all were graded BU.
    I will not do biz with APMEX again and will close my account.

    How can they give some customers number graded and some not just bad biz

  24. Anonymous says

    I got a crazy mixture from Jack Hunt in the form of a raw Hot Springs, PCGS FS MS68DMPL Yellowstone, and PCGS FS BU Yosemite, Grand Canyon and Mount Hood.

    Why did they have to mess me up and send a RAW Hot Springs? I was bummed about that.

  25. Anonymous says

    Bullion is Bullion, graded or not. Crack those useless slabs open and put them in capsules. Then they are all equal again like they were from the Mint.

    If I ordered 20 BU Silver Eagles from APX I sure as heck wouldn't want them all in a big, bulky plastic holder! No, I would want them in the roll as they came from the mint.

  26. Anonymous says

    On one hand I am glad that the AP's and US Mint mointor this site. It gives them an insite on how collectors think and what we want.

    On the other hand, they sent their Spin Doctors in to try to make us believe a ton of bull.

    This is no more than Public Dis-information. What can you believe? Sure Apmex sent out all Ms 69 coins coins.

    We were really chumped when we bought graded coins from them. They took our money , graded all the coins and them cherry picked the batch. I admit it I am a chump, however, it won't happen again. Hurt me once, shame on you. Hurt me twice , shame on me.

  27. Anonymous says

    …Any news article to support your "story"? If true (I highly doubt) someone is behind numismatic steel bars!…

    No, I don't have any news story about this. What are you talking about? Why such a hissy fit?!

    He submitted 10 coins through an authorized NGC dealer and they came back fakes. Most were $2.50 Indian's. I saw the slabs. This guy is friends with my boss.

    My boss and I argued with him to sue the guy but he won't do it.

    You can choose to believe or not. I don't waste my time typing false stories to you people. I was using it as an example that in the future there will be no doubt that slabbed coins are genuine.

    I was at the FUN Show in Tampa and listened to PCGS make brief mention of fake slabs from China that are appearing.

  28. Anonymous says

    My point being that if you buy raw coins, be careful. And if you buy slabbed coins, check with the PCGS/NGC registry to see that they match.

  29. Anonymous says

    I can't wait to open my APMEX set today and post what I have and then read the guys who think I am making it up. Gotta love it.

  30. Anonymous says

    Apmes spin doctor:
    I can't wait to hear what you got in the mail today.

    I predict all ms 70.

  31. Anonymous says

    Is there anyone else whose P Hot Springs is still not shipped from the Mint?

    Mine says still in Stock and reserved!

  32. Anonymous says

    Is there anyone else whose P Hot Springs is still not shipped from the Mint?

    Mine says still in Stock and reserved!

    May 12, 2011 10:01 AM


    Call the mint and ask for an explanation. It may be as simple as you put in an incorrect CC # or expiration date, ot there may be an issue with your CC compnay (I experienced this before, and when I called the Mint they allowed me to pay with another CC, and my order was shipped in a couple of days) I hope things work out for you.


  33. xxxbadapple says

    Some of the posts on here are pretty funny concerning the lip tic and what not.. Find a very definitive double die and then let us know. A little lip tic is hardly anything to report. Sorry I'm not trying to be a stick in the mud but thats not a major error/defect to get excited about.

  34. Anonymous says

    2010 bullion ATB 5 oz silver five coins set dealer's buying price is $1,100.00/set. both slabbed and raw coins the same price. did you guys make money on this?.

  35. Anonymous says

    To May 12, 2011 9:28 AM

    You are the biggest a-hole ever!! You are a f—off.

  36. Anonymous says

    Really, can we do without the name calling and what not. THis is a coin site, take that childish stuff to some chat room.

  37. Anonymous says

    I'm still waiting for the APmex spin Dr., to show me his MS 70 ATB bullion coins.

    They were sent ups ground so they should be checking in before 5:00 central time.

  38. Anonymous says

    Just got an e-mail that my APMEX set was delivered. When I get home in an hour, I'll post what I got. It'll be funny to see the responses I get, calling me a liar or a APMEX stooge.

  39. Anonymous says

    I am toying with the idea, if funds are available, of collecting the entire ATB series. It will be my first attempt at a series, and since the coins are unique, I'm thinking of doing all issues i.e. the common uncirculateds, the 1st year satins, the proof clads and silvers, and the the large 5-Ozers.

  40. Anonymous says

    MCM sent out an email earlier today advertising NGC graded Hot Springs P in SP69 and SP70. Both seem to have sold out in hours. I am seeing a lot of potential in the collector version.

  41. Anonymous says

    10:39…I just checked MCM, the SP69 is currently "out of stock", but the SP70 is still available.

  42. Anonymous says

    Has it not become obvious ?

    The AP's Such as APMEX Cherry Picked all the ATB bullion that they sold to us and are now selling the MS 68 And MSs 69's for a premium on there sites.


  43. Anonymous says

    What's been wrong with Blogger lately? I didn't think it was EVER going to come back up.

    Plus, the post about April 2011 coin production and all of it's comments have vanished!

  44. Anonymous says

    Just got my ATB set from APMEX. Was skeptical about about comments made on this blog about them sending coins out that had been graded by PCGS, but all 5 of mine were. The Hot Springs received an MS68PL, all 4 of the others received a MS68DMPL. Yes, they may have cherry picked even though we'll never know, but for the price I paid I'm very happy they already came back graded. Ron

  45. Mint News Blog says

    There have been some issues with Blogger. Some posts and comments were removed while they tried to fix the situation.

    The missing post and comments should be restored within the next few hours.

  46. Anonymous says

    My Dillon Gage came in a tiny box with plastic "flips" (all stacked on one another).

    APMEX all were "BU" with some obvious dings in some. Disappointing.

    There must be cherry picking going on. I'm disappointed that I wired DG my money over a month ago only to find such a novice job handling them.

  47. Anonymous says

    Ron: Keep shoveling. We are all on to you and your employer(APMEX).

    Sure I will buy from them in the future; (Not).

    Fellow Blogers, I am sorry that I have continued on this path, however, someone has got to make an attempt to stop the BS. We are all being played. The only thing that you can really believe is the text that is producted by Michael.

    Everything else take for a grain of salt.

  48. Anonymous says

    My Dillon Gage came in yesterday aswell. However, at $ 34.24 per ounce, I did get what I paid for. Shipping at $80.10 was a tad steep.
    Not one had a nick or scratch on them.

  49. Anonymous says

    I receieved my set from APMEX yesterday, all were grade – 2 were MS69 with designation, and 3 were MS68 with designations.


  50. Anonymous says

    As a first time APEX buyer, the coins I received are 2 MS68DMPL, 3 MS68PL. I am very pleased. I had registered on the site around the 1st of April and could not buy any until the first day passed and they were not selling as expected. Great deal, not for sale, the grandchildren will get these. Tim

  51. Anonymous says

    Dillon Gage NGC for $1159.00 came in yesterday. There were scratches near the name of the state on two of them. O well, I'll keep it around for awhile.

    The NGC slap is BIG. I didn't think it would be that big. It won't fit inside my lock box. haha


  52. Diane says

    tmm at12:56 PM, hate to sound stupid, but what does desination mean? Thanks Diame

  53. Anonymous says


    The 5 coins were all designated "First Strike," by PCGS. Additionally Mount Hood is MS68DMPL, Yosemite is MS68DMPL, Yellowstone is MS68DMPL,Grand Canyon is designated MS69PLand Hot Springs is simply MS69 – I hope that helps…


  54. Anonymous says

    Got my set too. 3 68dmpl's and 2 68pl's. Love reading the sore loser comments. You really think employees are here posting? puleaze!

  55. Anonymous says

    I too received my HS 5 oz coin from the mint as well as my 5 coin set from APMEX this week. The satin finish coin from the mint looks flawless and the 5 coin set from APMEX had 2 MS68DMPL & 3 MS68PL – same as May 13, 2011 1:47 PM. I'm happy with all these coins. Looks like TMM did real good with two MS69's.

    To Diane – I beleive the designation term refers to Proof Like and Deep Miror Proof Like.


  56. Anonymous says

    Over-kill APMEX! You win; huh? Get some sleep you have another long day tomorrow.

    P-l-e-a-s-e Stop Cherry Picking.

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