The John Tyler Presidential Dollar Rolls had first sold out on June 2, 2009. The ordering options were removed and the “sold out” message was added to the product pages. Mint Stats had indicated sales of 30,000 rolls from each Mint, the same sales level as the prior William Henry Harrison Dollar Rolls.
The rolls unexpectedly went back on sale this Wednesday. I wrote a post to inform Mint News Blog readers. As of this morning, the rolls are once again listed as “Sold Out.” The mysterious return and rapid sell out seems to suggest that the rolls went back on sale after order cancellations or invalid credit numbers reduced original sales. We will need to wait a week to confirm, but it seems likely that the 30,000 sales numbers previously reported won’t change, since the additional sales are replacing canceled orders.
The Anna Harrison First Spouse Bronze Medal has been listed as “Sold Out” for approximately one week. The medal originally went on sale February 25, 2009 at the same time as the corresponding gold coins. About four and a half months later the individual medals are no longer available.
Based on last year’s medal sales, it seemed reasonable to expect that the Anna Harrison Medal would remain on sale for the entire year. Unlike the gold coins, the bronze medals have no production limit and no ordering limits, and all four last year’s First Spouse Bronze Medals remain available for sale. However, similar to situations for other 2009 products, the US Mint seems to be changing the rules.
The Anna Harrison Bronze Medal still remains available for sale in the Presidential Dollar Coin & First Spouse Medal Set priced at $8.95. These sets have proven popular for prior releases, with all 2008 versions sold out. The William Henry Harrison & Anna Harrison Set has recorded sales of 12,676 to date.
The Harrison Bronze Medal will also appear later this year in the First Spouse Bronze Medal Set. This set contains one of each First Spouse medal issued during the year. The US Mint’s product schedule currently lists this set with a “winter” release date.