The U.S. Mint has updated its packaging for American Buffalo Gold Bullion Coins, ushering in the use of hard plastic containers similar to those employed to ship gold and silver American Eagle bullion coins.
Plastic tubes used to ship the coins contain 20 one-ounce pieces each; the larger boxes are packed with 25 tubes, totaling 500 coins. Gold Eagles are transported in red containers, while Silver Eagles are shipped in green packaging. The new Gold Buffalo tubes and boxes are orange, according to a press release.
Gold Buffalos were previously transported in 20-coin sheets of sealed plastic like the one pictured below.
The Mint sells its bullion issues to a network of authorized buyers, who then make the coins available to the public. For more information on the U.S. Mint’s bullion program, please visit its Web site.
Portions of this article first appeared on Mint News Blog.