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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Martin Van Buren Presidential Dollar Bags & Rolls

The Martin Van Buren Presidential Dollar will be released into circulation on November 13, 2008. This will mark the eighth release of the Presidential Dollar series and the final coin of 2008.

To coincide with the release of coins into circulation, the US Mint will begin offering bags and rolls featuring the new dollar coin on November 13, 2008 at 12:00 Noon ET.

Similar to prior offerings, the Mint will offer 25-coin rolls for $35.95 and 250-coin bags for $319.95. Separate rolls and bags will be available for Philadelphia and Denver minted coins. Product pages for the offerings are already available online, although ordering options won't be available until the official start of sales. Here are the pages from the US Mint's Online Catalog:

25-Coin Roll Philadelphia
25-Coin Roll Denver
250-Coin Bag Philadelphia
250-Coin Bag Denver

Although there has not been any announcement, it is likely that Martin Van Buren Presidential Dollars will also be available under the Direct Ship Program. Under this program, quantities of 250 or 500 coins can be ordered at face value with no additional costs for shipping. This is obviously a much better deal than the coins offered under the bags and rolls program.

In the past, the US Mint has not made any official announcements about new Presidential Dollars available under the Direct Ship program. However, the 250-Coin Boxes have usually gone on sale around the same time as the bags and rolls. You can keep an eye on which Presidents are available under the Direct Ship Program on this page.

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At November 25, 2008 at 6:15 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I haven't seen the Van Buren dollar on the direct ship website - has this program been suspended?

At November 29, 2008 at 4:58 AM , Blogger Mint News Blog said...

According to this post from Coins, the US probably will not include Martin Van Buren coins until the majority of older inventory is depleted.

The US Mint may have caught on to the fact that many collectors were ordering direct ship rolls at face value instead of the more expensive collector's rolls.


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