US Mint "Last Opportunity" for 2008 Products
The US Mint has added a new section to their online catalog labeled "Last Opportunity." This section includes 2008 dated products that will only be available until June 30, 2009.
This is similar to the "Last Chance Sale" that the US Mint held late last year. The sale was held to clear the US Mint's inventory of prior year merchandise before a move to new fulfillment center.
The "Last Opportunity" sale is listed as a "limited-time, first-come, first-served offer" and primarily includes 2008 dated Coin Covers and Coin and Die Sets. A 7-day return policy is in effect for the items, with returns only accepted if the products are delivered damaged. All items appear to be offered at their original prices.
In general, the US Mint seems to be making more of an effort to keep their product offerings streamlined. In the past, lingering product offerings had caused their total number of products to swell. One example of this was the 2001 Kennedy Half Dollar bags and rolls, which were available continuously until 2008, when they were finally cleared out in the Last Chance Sale. The oldest dated products currently available at the US Mint are now some 2007 Presidential Dollar bags and rolls.
The following products are listed in the US Mint's Last Opportunity section:
2008 Oklahoma Official First Day Cover
2008 New Mexico Official First Day Cover
2008 Arizona Official First Day Cover
2008 Alaska Official First Day Cover
2008 Hawaii Official First Day Cover
2008 James Monroe $1 Coin Cover
2008 John Quincy Adams $1 Coin Cover
2008 Andrew Jackson $1 Coin Cover
2008 Martin Van Buren $1 Coin Cover
2008 Oklahoma Coin and Die Set - Philadelphia
2008 Oklahoma Coin and Die Set - Denver
2008 New Mexico Coin and Die Set - Philadelphia
2008 New Mexico Coin and Die Set - Denver
2008 Arizona Coin and Die Set - Philadelphia
2008 Arizona Coin and Die Set - Denver
2008 Alaska Coin and Die Set - Philadelphia
2008 Alaska Coin and Die Set - Denver
2008 50 State Quarters Greetings from America Portfolio
2008 50 State Quarters Greetings from America Card Set
You can find the US Mint's Last Opportunity section here.
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