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September 25, 2008

The one-ounce gold Buffalo bullion coins have now been added to the gold and silver American Eagles where demand is exceeding the Mint's ability to produce the coins. The following memo was sent to the Mint's authorized purchasers:

September 25, 2008


SUBJECT: American Buffalo 24-Karat Gold One-Ounce Bullion Coins

Demand has exceeded supply for American Buffalo 24-Karat Gold One-Ounce Bullion Coins, and our inventories have been depleted. We are, therefore, temporarily suspending sales of these coins.

We are working diligently to build up our inventory and hope to resume sales shortly. We will keep you updated as information becomes available.

The United States Mint currently has inventory of the following bullion coins: American Eagle Gold fractional coins (1/2 oz., 1/4 oz., 1/10 oz.) and American Eagle Platinum (all denominations). Allocations will continue for the American Eagle 22-Karat Gold One- Ounce and American Eagle Silver Bullion Coins.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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About the Author
David C. Harper has been a coin collector since 1963. He joined the Krause Publications editorial staff in 1978 and is currently editor of Numismatic News and World Coin News. He also edits two books annually, North American Coins & Prices and Coin Digest. He is the author of the Class of '63 column that runs each week in Numismatic News. His first bylined numismatic article appeared in the June 1971 issue of Coins Magazine and his various Krause Publications assignments included a stint as editor of the magazine 1980-1983. Harper received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1977. He had a double major of journalism and economics.

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