While checking the US Mint’s Public Release RSS Feed, there was an announcement for the coming sale of the American Buffalo fractional coins. However, the press release pointed to by the feed does not exist. There is no listing for these coins in the online catalog and the product release schedule does not announce a date for their release.
The information in the RSS feed was as follows:
Washington – The United States Mint announced today that it will begin accepting orders for fractional denominations of the American Buffalo Coin, now available in proof and uncirculated versions, on July 15, at 12 noon Eastern Time. Both versions of the coin will be offered in four sizes – one ounce, one-half ounce, one-quarter ounce and one-tenth ounce, as well as a four-coin set which contains one coin in each size.
I am looking forward to see how the Mint treats the fractional Buffalo coins. Let’s see what happens over the next few days regarding this pseudo announcement.