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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 26, June 25, 2006, Article 18

GOLD BUFFALO BULLION COIN DEBUTS

In other U.S. Mint news, the Tom Noe-inspired 24-karat American
Buffalo gold coins debuted Tuesday.  USA Today published a generic
story based on press releases, but it includes nice images of the
coins.

"The U.S. Mint in West Point, N.Y., will produce the one-ounce
coins in both a bullion version for investors and a proof version
for collectors. The coins are to go on sale on Thursday."

"The design is a replica of the popular buffalo nickel minted from
1913 to 1938. The golden buffalo has a buffalo standing on a grassy
mound on one side and a stern-looking Indian chief on the other
side, duplicating the images created by artist James Earle Fraser
for the nickel.

"Many people will recall getting a nickel with the Indian head
and the buffalo. It is really a beautiful design and evokes
wonderful images," the deputy director of the Mint, David Lebryk,
said in an interview.

The buffalo without the Indian chief made a brief comeback on the
nickel last year as one of the designs used to commemorate the
200th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark expedition."

To read the complete article, see: Full Story

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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