2009 US Mint Product Schedule Update
The US Mint has updated the 2009 Product Release schedule posted on their website. Some of the products previously listed with the seasonal release date of "Spring" now have actual dates. Some previously posted dates have been moved forward.
The most notable upcoming product is probably the 2009 Lincoln Cent Formative Years Roll Set, which will be released on May 14, 2009. This release date will coincide with the "Rail Splitter" Lincoln Cent launch ceremony in Lincoln City, Indiana. With the new coins available immediately from the Mint, secondary market prices may be restrained from the heights reached by the previous "Birthplace" cents.
John Tyler Presidential Dollar Rolls will be released on May 21, 2009. The previous release for William Henry Harrison Presidential Dollar Rolls has already sold out. The John Tyler Rolls may experience similar strong interest, as mintages continue to be low and distribution through other sources remains spotty.
Guam Quarter Rolls and Bags will be released on May 26, 2009. The Puerto Rico Quarter Bags and Rolls were released just two weeks ago and have experienced strong demand, with the 1,000 coin bags already sold out. The question on my mind is whether Guam Quarters will have even lower mintages than the Puerto Rico Quarters.
The District of Columbia First Day Cover will be released on April 24, 2009. This product was previously listed with a release date of today, April 14. This is one of several products this year which has seen its release date moved forward.
A Program Map for the District of Columbia & United States Territories Quarters will be available on May 19, 2009. I don't recall seeing this product previously, but I know a number of collectors who have been looking for such a product.
The US Mint's upcoming products with actual dates posted are as follows. View the full scheduled here.
4/24/2009 District of Columbia Official First Day Coin Cover
5/12/2009 Puerto Rico First Day Coin Cover
5/14/2009 Lincoln Cent Formative Years Roll Set
5/19/2009 United States Mint 2009 District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Quarters Program Map
5/21/2009 John Tyler $1 Coin Rolls
5/26/2009 Guam Bags and Two-Roll Sets
Update (4/16/2009): In the comments several readers noted that the 2009 Proof Gold Buffalo and 2009 Abraham Lincoln Five Coin Set were left off the updated schedule on the US Mint's website. These two products are still planned for this year. They were left off the schedule inadvertently.
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