Puerto Rico 1,000-Coin Bags Sold Out
Collectors appear to have taken note of the drastically lower mintages for the 2009 Puerto Rico Quarters. The 1,000-coin bags offered by the US Mint have sold out in roughly nine days.
Bags and rolls of Puerto Rico Quarters went on sale March 30, 2009. The 1,000-coin bags were priced at $309.95, the 100-coin bags priced at $32.95, and the Two Roll Sets priced at $32.95. Currently, only the 100-coin bags and Two-Roll Sets remain available for sale.
A combination of the economy and the split of production between six different designs has created the perfect environment for low mintage quarters. Based on the US Mint's production figures, the 2009-P Puerto Rico Quarter has a mintage of 53,200,000 and the 2009-D Puerto Rico Quarter has a mintage of 86,000,000. As discussed in a previous post, these are the lowest mintages for circulating quarters in over 40 years.
Recent indications about US Mint production activity suggest that mintages may decline even further for subsequent releases of the DC & US Territories Quarters program. The next quarter for Guam should be released on or around May 26, 2009.
Separately, the William Henry Harrison Presidential Dollar Rolls have also sold out. The rolls were briefly unavailable a few weeks ago, but then went back on sale. The William Henry Harrison Dollar has the lowest overall mintage for any Presidential Dollar released to date with a combined 98,420,000 from the Phildelphia and Denver Mints.
Labels: DC US Territories Quarters