Late yesterday, the United States Mint officially confirmed that they will offer a 2013 American Gold Buffalo One Ounce Gold Reverse Proof Coin.
This special coin will be issued to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the design created by James Earle Fraser for the the Buffalo Nickel, which was minted for circulation from 1913 to 1938. The obverse features the portrait of a Native American created based on a composite of real life subjects. The reverse features an iconic image of an American Bison or “buffalo” believed to be based on Black Diamond of the Central Park Zoo.
At this time, some preliminary information is available about the 2013 Reverse Proof Gold Buffalo. The coin will be sold separately- not within a set as previously proposed within a customer survey distributed in late 2012. It will be packaged in the same wood box as the regular Proof Gold Buffalo, however the outer box will feature a leather-like material to differentiate the product.
The reverse proof coins will be minted to demand at the West Point Mint. An on-sale date has not yet been established. The regular proof coin is currently scheduled for release on May 23, 2013.
According to the Mint, the price for the reverse proof Gold Buffalo will be determined based on the pricing structure for products containing gold and platinum. This means that the price level will be based on the average market price of gold and may fluctuate weekly. The current pricing grid can be found here. I am trying to confirm whether both the reverse proof and regular proof coins will be priced based on the column “American Buffalo 24K Gold Proof” or whether a new column will be created specifically for the reverse proof coins.