Sold Out at US Mint’s Last Chance Sale

The US Mint’s Last Chance Sale went live on Saturday, November 15, 2008 at 12:01 AM ET. This sale features over 150 different products that the US Mint is hoping to clear out in advance of moving to a new shipping facility. All products available in the sale can be found in a special section […]

Nearly All Gold and Platinum Products No Longer Available

Currently nearly every gold and platinum product in the US Mint’s online store is listed as “Product is not available.” This includes: All 2008 Proof Gold Eagles All 2008-W Uncirculated Gold Eagles All 2008 Proof Platinum Eagles All 2008-W Uncirculated Platinum Eagles All 2008 Proof Gold Buffaloes All 2008-W Uncirculated Gold Buffaloes Andrew Jackson’s Liberty […]

Full List of US Mint’s Last Chance Sale Products

Earlier this week, the US Mint announced a Last Chance Sale. The purpose of the sale is to help the Mint clear their inventory shelves to coincide with a move to a new shipping facility. The sale is scheduled to begin on Saturday, November 15, 2008 at 12:01 AM ET and will conclude on December […]

Thoughts on US Mint Product Discontinuations

As a follow up to yesterday’s news of the US Mint’s Product Eliminations, I wanted to provide some thoughts and opinions on what it means and what it might change. In the first section I have included the official statements from the US Mint, but in my opinion there is more to the story. Specifically, […]

US Mint Cuts Product Offerings by 60%

In a bold move, the United States Mint announced that they will be slashing the number of product offerings available for sale. The number of products will decline from the current level of 550 to a more manageable 200 items. The move comes in response to complaints from collectors that the Mint is offering too […]

US Mint to Hold "Last Chance Sale"

Today the US Mint announced significant cuts to their current slate of product offerings. (See related post: US Mint Cuts Product Offerings by 60%.) At the same time, the Mint is also switching its order fulfillment and shipping contractor from PSFWeb to Pitney Bowes, which will entail moving products to a new shipping facility. In […]

2008 US Mint Gift Catalog Released

The United States Mint recently released their 2008 Gift Catalog. The catalog has traditionally be released prior to the Christmas season to highlight US Mint products suited for the gift giving season. I haven’t seen a copy of the print catalog yet, but it supposedly includes a sneak preview of the much touted 2009 Ultra […]

US Mint Schedule for the Rest of 2008

As we draw closer to the end of the year, what US Mint products are still yet to be released for 2008? Here’s a look at some highlights of products still in the pipeline along with release dates and likely pricing. Since release dates and pricing have not been officially announced, these may change in […]

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