The United States Mint sent the following item to authorized purchasers on May 4:
2016 American Buffalo Gold Bullion Coins Now In Tubes and Boxes
This is to inform you that starting today (May 4, 2016), all American Buffalo Gold Bullion Coin orders will be fulfilled using packaging similar to the American Eagle Bullion Coin packaging.
The coins will be packaged in tubes and a hard plastic outer protective case. There will be 25 tubes in each box, 20 coins per tube. Each box will contain 500 ounces of American Buffalo Gold Bullion Coins. The outer protective plastic case will be “orange” to distinguish it from the other bullion coin boxes.
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The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. It is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce.
The United States Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. The United States Mint’s numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.