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 High Relief Gold Double Eagle.
The press release issued by the Mint specifically highlights gold and platinum related products stating "Give the Gift of Platinum and Gold from the United States Mint." Conspicuously absent from the catalog are American Silver Eagle products. The 2008 Proof Silver Eagles have been unavailable from the Mint since mid-August. The 2008-W Uncirculated Silver Eagles are still available from the Mint. As I mentioned in a previous post, the Mint may simply be selling off remaining inventory and not producing additional coins. The fact that these traditionally popular holiday gifts are absent from the catalog lends some support to this theory.
For anyone ordering gifts for Christmas, the US Mint states that ordered received before December 8, 2008 are guaranteed for Delivery for Christmas. If express delivery is used, they guarantee orders placed before December 15, 2008.
In the next few posts, I will be reviewing the batch of new products which will go on sale at the Mint on October 27, 2008.
Update: Here are the separate pages where the new products released October 27, 2008 are discussed.
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