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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

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.



At April 14, 2009 at 2:13 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The gold one oz. pf buffalo is missing, it
was listed before as "to be announced".

At April 14, 2009 at 2:22 PM , Blogger Michael said...

You are correct. Thanks for spotting this. Let me see if there is anything to it.

At April 14, 2009 at 2:30 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

could this be the end of the buffaloes?

At April 14, 2009 at 2:46 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The lincoln proof set is missing. I was previously listed as sometime in mid-summer. Have they canceled it?

At April 14, 2009 at 3:12 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI - As of today the Lincoln Proof Silver Dollar is now listed as officially Sold Out. It was previously available for waiting list only.

At April 14, 2009 at 4:13 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe the Lincoln proof set is to conain the Lincoln dollar along with all of the 2009 Lincon proof pennies. Anything on that? When it is released it will be gone faster than Pam Andersons shorts at a rock star convention.

At April 14, 2009 at 6:49 PM , Anonymous Steve Perry said...

Dude is right, proof Linc commems are sold out.

Other dude is also right-- proof Linc commem is supposed to be packaged in a set with proof Linc pennies, getcher buying fingers ready-- right Mikey?

At April 14, 2009 at 9:14 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did I understand correctly?? There will be two Lincoln pennies released on May 14th - I'm still waiting for the log cabin cent from the Mint. I wonder if the Mint will have the same limits the next time around. I was happy to see that the Lincoln Silver Dollar finally sold out - I was surprised that the sell out didn't occur sooner - it's a beautiful coin - I think it's been selling on Ebay very reasonable, hasn't appreciated much yet. Grandma D

At April 14, 2009 at 10:44 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

As another person pointed out it seems that the mint quietly removed proof Buffalo's as a future offering. Ironic that the mint has largely halted all gold numismatic products (Liberty proofs included) during a down economy. Didn't the Mint director want the UHR to usher in a new, grand era of Mint numismatics products?? I guess this new era is to be a repeat of what was offered from '33-'85.

At April 15, 2009 at 4:21 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The US Mint is in bed with its dealer network and doesn't give a damn about the US public. The UHR is a high priced gimmick to cover for this.

I don't see the same kind of things happening at the RCM or Aussie mints. That is where my coin money goes until I see a change from the US Mint--they don't care :).

At April 15, 2009 at 7:05 AM , Blogger Stevieladeek said...

I also noticed the Special Lincoln 5 coin proof set (all four cents in 95% copper and the Silver Dollar proof) is no longer listed at all. ???????

At April 15, 2009 at 9:40 AM , Anonymous Jerry Fisher said...

I contacted the USMint yesterday after seening the 5 coin lincoln proof missing. Customer service was nice to me and contacted directly headquartes for me. After a 10 minute wait she told me " the 5 coin Lincoln Proof has been removed and is gone" No reason given. Unbelievable! Regards, Jerry Fisher

At April 15, 2009 at 2:23 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see they added the buffalo back to the list as "TBD". As meaning what? they might make them or they don't know when?

At April 15, 2009 at 3:49 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait ... where did I read that a portion of the Lincoln Silver Dollars were being held back for the future five coin set. People that didn't take advantage of the secondary market to purchase are going to pay dearly with the "sell out." I was hoping to get a couple of those sets that were to be forthcoming. Grandma D

At April 15, 2009 at 4:16 PM , Anonymous Dude said...

Dudes, the US Mint 2009 Scheduled Products Listing has the following:

Winter Lincoln Cent Presidency Roll Set

Fall 2009 Lincoln Cent Two-Roll Set “Presidency”

I also see the 2009 lincoln coin set has been removed. I am fed up with the dudes from the US Mint.

At April 16, 2009 at 5:33 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yo Dude, don't cha think all the side stepping movement by the mint is a concerted effort to generate false shortage hysteria and attempt to clear their cubby holes of unsold products. We used to have excellent quality offerings, now many of our issues are bottom shelf in comparison to other countries. Something needs to be improved and smacking customers with high prices and confusion isn't the way to go. False shortages is becoming the norm. It wouldn't surprise me at all to read very shortly that an "unknown quantity" of double die 2009 cents were found in Mint wrapped rolls. Then you watch the hysteria.

At April 16, 2009 at 6:42 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's hard for me to believe that they are trying to create false hysteria. Then again, I don't know what they're problems are. If you browse the site there isn't a whole lot of active products out there. They've sold out of several items over the last month and continue to disappoint on deliveries. Is order volume really that much higher than in the past? I still have Lincoln Dollar's that haven't shipped and was also one of the unfortunate one's to have my Jackson and Van Buren Coin and Spouse sets canceled after having the orders out there for some time. Now, I'm worried if my Lincoln pennies are ever going to ship. I'm not sure about hysteria but something is definitely wrong over there. In the end I think this will be one of the worst years for the Mint and their customers will pay the price.

At April 16, 2009 at 8:22 AM , Anonymous Brad said...

I didn't realize that any orders for the Jackson and Van Buren Coin & Spouse Medal Sets were cancelled. I guess that explains why the Van Buren is sometimes fetching over $100 on eBay now. I didn't know WHAT had happened!

At April 16, 2009 at 9:12 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Both my Jackson and Van Buren Coin & Spouse Medal Sets were also cancelled. I ordered on 3/18. The email said "SOLDOUT", though I believe that is highly unlikely. I, too, am very concerned and fed up with the Mint...this is turning out to be possibly the worst year ever for them.

At April 16, 2009 at 12:25 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I look at the US Mint as I would any vendor I would purchase from...if they prove to give trust and reliablility in a transaction I'll be a happy consumer. If trust and reliability are lost I no longer be a customer. Lately I've decided "not" to be a US Mint customer and look for other reliable options. It's very sad. I hope it gets better soon.

At April 16, 2009 at 6:40 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Far be it from me to appear like some kind of rabble rouser, but Coin World, Numismatic News, this good blog site, and numerous internet coin related blogs are being filled with horror stories and messages of great disappointment at the Mint's sudden collapse and meltdown in filling orders. If truth be known, leaving gripes on the afore mentioned mediums is fine to alert others what is transpiring, BUT, what really needs to be done is to write the same comments and letters to the attention of Mint Director Moy. He has no idea or clue what his people, departments, and that failure of a fullfillment operation has become. They certainly won't tell their bosses that they are drowning. The man needs to be told if you ever expect some sense of normalcy to return. In over 40 yrs of collecting and buying numismatic offerings directly from the Mint, I have never seen anything like the worsening current situation.

At April 16, 2009 at 8:34 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You think Moy doesn't know? Of course he knows!

At April 17, 2009 at 6:49 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, if you think Moy knows, then the next question that s/b addressed is ,"So what is he (the Mint) doing to correct the situation?" We should be posting on Michaels blog site messages about the merits of the offerings, their beauty, production mintage numbers , etc., etc.

Instead, we are reading each others horror stories, order fullfillment disappointments, and negative feelings. That's a shame. OK, I'm done, I felt the need to rant a bit since I probably have more mint products in original cardboard boxes, accumulated over 40 yrs., than many coin dealers. Some older collectors may still remember that the Mint used to fill orders from the Mint offices in Philly, and San Fran. An entire room in my house is filled. Perhaps my heirs will open these boxes some day and look for the often reported "odd & unusual" errors reported. Years ago collecting was still considered fun, perhaps it still is, or will be once again in the future - Bob.

At April 18, 2009 at 7:45 PM , Blogger Tyrone said...

Does anyone know the total amount of silver in the 2009 District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Quarters silver proof set?

I know they are 90% silver, but I can't find the total weight of the coin(s).

At April 19, 2009 at 2:57 PM , Blogger Tyrone said...

I found the coin details. If interested, here it is:

Diameter: 24.26 mm/0.96 inch
Weight: 5.67 grams/0.18 ounce
Weight of pure silver: (Proofs only): 5.63 grams/0.18 ounce
Metallic content: 75% copper, 25% nickel clad to pure copper core
(Proofs only): 90% silver, 10% copper
Edge: Reeded

That's a total of 0.972 oz of silver by my calculations.


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