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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Lincoln Coin and Chronicles Set on Sale Today

Today, the Lincoln Coin and Chronicles Set will go on sale at the US Mint starting at 12:00 Noon ET. Anticipation for the set has been high since it was first announced in April and ordering details were revealed in late September.

To briefly recap, the set will contain one 2009 Proof Lincoln Silver Dollar and four 2009 Proof Lincoln Cents. The commemorative silver dollars had sold out for the individual coin offerings back in March. Only 50,000 of the maximum authorized mintage remains, which have been allocated to the Coin and Chronicles Set. The 2009 Proof Lincoln Cents are struck in a composition of 95% copper, 3% zinc, and 2% tin to match the composition of the original 1909 Lincoln Cent. Also included with the set are a reproduction of a photograph of Abraham Lincoln, a reproduction of the Gettysburg Address in his handwriting, and a certificate of authenticity. The contents are displayed in a leather-like folder with an outer slipcover.

The sets are priced at $55.95 each with an ordering limit of only one set per household. Most are expecting the Lincoln Coin and Chronicles Set to sell out by the end of the day.

There are several reasons for the expected popularity. This will be the last opportunity to obtain the Lincoln Commemorative Silver Dollar directly from the US Mint. Individually, the coins already sell for more than the price of the set.

This will mark the lowest production Lincoln-related product released by the US Mint this year. Besides the Coin and Chronicles Set, the lowest production product is currently the Lincoln Birthplace Two Roll Sets with production of 96,000 units. These originally sold at $8.95 each and now sell for about $100 on the secondary market.

Lastly, the US Mint seems to have done a nice job with this set. The coins are attractively presented, and historical materials will be interesting to see. The set has the potential for broader appeal beyond coin collectors, which should add to its demand.

While I personally don't like the practice, a number of people have listed pre-sales for the Lincoln Coin and Chronicles Set on eBay (view current auctions). Most of the current auctions are priced somewhat excessively, but completed auctions reveal several pre-sales in the $175 to $200 range. Once people start to place confirmed orders, I am sure the pre-sale activity will pick up even more.

You can access the US Mint's product page directly with this link. You will be able to place your orders at 12:00 Noon ET.

(Note: With popular products such as this, some readers will often post their order numbers and time stamp in the comments. This is fine, and an interesting way to gauge the pace of orders- but please X-out the last three or four digits of your order number for security purposes.)

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410 Comments:

At October 15, 2009 at 6:12 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

On your mark......Get set....wait for it, wair for it......................................................................................................................................................go?

 
At October 15, 2009 at 6:12 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

GO!

 
At October 15, 2009 at 7:06 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ooops! Stop...the Mint's website is slugged and has now crashed! Crap!

Reload...reload...reload...

 
At October 15, 2009 at 7:22 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

So much for that idea.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 7:41 AM , Anonymous Skid said...

T minus 80 minutes

 
At October 15, 2009 at 7:56 AM , Anonymous Skid said...

Has anyone ever used the "quick checkout"? Is this a big help when trying to checkout during a stampede?

 
At October 15, 2009 at 8:33 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Skid, I always use quick checkout. However, in a stampede it really doesn't help much as 90% of your time is spent before you get to any type of checkout.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 8:38 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope the Mint has their servers greased up and ready to go today :)

 
At October 15, 2009 at 8:39 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

20 minutes until they are on sale... yay!

Come on little mint servers, don't give out on me! This has been a long time coming.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 8:43 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the hidden gem in all this will be the braille set. I waited today so I can save on shipping to get one.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 8:46 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man, the website is ALREADY bogged down with 15 minutes to go! This is the worst yet that I've ever seen!

 
At October 15, 2009 at 8:47 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Server already very slowwwwwww!

 
At October 15, 2009 at 8:48 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

12 mins to and server is down

 
At October 15, 2009 at 8:50 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't they EVER fix that problem? They make me FURIOUS!

 
At October 15, 2009 at 8:52 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I am going to pee in my pants...I am so excited

 
At October 15, 2009 at 8:55 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got kicked off the site and now when I try to get back on, it just says "Service Unavailable". Am I screwed?

 
At October 15, 2009 at 8:55 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm in and made my other orders early and ready to ad the coin and chronicle

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:02 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't get in

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:04 AM , Blogger Bowtie said...

whats the secret for getting one of these, the website is down and they arent picking up the phone.... anyone? i need to be prepared for the gold buffalo.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:05 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

WAY TO GO EVERYONE, 5 MINUTES INTO THE SALE WE HAVE CRASHED THE SERVERS..... !!!

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:05 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

WAY TO GO EVERYONE, 5 MINUTES INTO THE SALE WE HAVE CRASHED THE SERVERS..... !!!

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:06 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

lag lag lag

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:06 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

you mean server, singular !!!

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:07 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Backed ordered 30 OCT

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:10 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I clicked add to cart and it died... WTF?!

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:11 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

TF is the website is a piece of !@#$!

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:11 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It means ur F ed?

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:12 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got mine!

3315XXXX

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:13 AM , Blogger John said...

My Iphone and computer are both stuck at the add to cart. This is crazy!

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:16 AM , Blogger Lucas said...

Finally!

3316XXXX

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:18 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I made the order got all the way to the payment and now all I see is a blank screen WTF is going on

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:18 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got it!

33161XXX

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:19 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Order by phone folks! It's a lot easier than dealing with the website!

It took me like 2 minutes to complete my order!

Confirmation
3315XXXX

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:20 AM , Blogger John said...

What number did you call?

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:20 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finally!

33160XXX

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:20 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Order #33160*** October 15, 2009 12:18 PM ET

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:20 AM , Blogger Bowtie said...

i called the mint, they wont pick up.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:21 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ John
1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468) is the number I used.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:23 AM , Blogger John said...

Same here but I just get an unable to answer message

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:25 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got my fifth one! 33161***

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:28 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I still can't get in...

But I think it's all right... 50K pieces will take a long time to clear IMO

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:28 AM , Blogger Bowtie said...

any suggestions on how to get a gold buffalo on the 29th?

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:28 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Website still slammed called the toll free and it says unable to answer your call at this time...


Good luck!

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:30 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gold Buffalo will be fine because there is no stated production limit. There won't be as bad a rush, I wouldn't think.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:31 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had to back out and replace the order.My order was finally finished at 12:23.The Mint would have lost a big order if they screwed me on this deal.Good damn thing they pushed it through.Now lets see if they can deliver.LOL

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:31 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you think they will produce more than 50K pieces of Proof buff?

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:31 AM , Blogger Bowtie said...

there's gonna be a rush, look at 2008 buffaloes, they are triple purchase price already.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:32 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got mine....#3316XXXX

Took me about 25 minutes

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:33 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

True, the 2008's are high. But, what happens one year does not necessarily repeat itself.

However, folks just might flock to these in the hopes of a repeat scenario. I still don't think the website will be bogged down this badly, though.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:34 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

33160xxx

Order completed 12:15 pm.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:35 AM , Blogger Bowtie said...

I think that 2009 buffaloes will do just as well as 2008's.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:36 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

IF the 09 buff do well, it mean 08 will not be doing as good as they should ...lol

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:36 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only took 1/2 an hour, but I got one!!!

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:36 AM , Blogger Lucas said...

Got 2, working on 3rd.

Took about 7 mins for each page to load, just be patient.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:36 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

331637XX
12:36

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:38 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

RELAX guys...

50,000 will take a LONG while to clear...

All who bother will get one...

SO remember this... and we won't have this issue with buffalo if everyone relax.... relax relax!!

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:38 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Success!

33164XXX

12:38

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:38 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

got mine! no problem with server but for those that hasen`t, keep trying, and good luck.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:41 AM , Blogger Lasloo said...

Took about 30 minutes... but I got one!! YEAH!!

Order #: 3316xxxx - 1 Order date: 10/15/09

Order Process Date: 10/15/09

Merchandise : 100.90
Freight . . . : 4.95
Total . . : 105.85


1. 2009 BRAILLE EDUCATION SET (BR4)
Qty 1 @ $44.95 - Backordered 10/30/09.

2. 2009 LINCOLN COIN & CHRONICLES SET (LN6)
Qty 1 @ $55.95 - Backordered 10/30/09.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:42 AM , Anonymous Jeff said...

Piece of cake - no problem. Server was a little slow but not to bad considering the number of folks who want these. It took about ten minutes to get through check out.
Done at 12:23 - number is 3316xxxx. Good Luck to everyone else.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:45 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well that was painful. It logged me off for "inactivity" in the middle of placing my order.


But it worked after 40 minutes.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:47 AM , Blogger Eric said...

The worst part was clicking add to card and when the card finally came up, I had 2 in my card and oh crap wait longer to remove one

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:49 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok lets guess when the sell out will happen.I say it will take 3 hours

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:53 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

their server just either crashed or too busy

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:54 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This sucks. One hour straight of calling and clicking nonstop and still nothing.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:55 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Order finally went through at 12:55, 33166XXX

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:56 AM , Anonymous Mike- (Upstate NY) said...

Still can't complete my order and I logged on at 11:30a.m. I have it in my cart and was one click away from completing it and the website failed. Tried placing an order by phone and that is just useless!

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:56 AM , Anonymous Aureus said...

Longer than that. I think maybe six.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:57 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

1 hour later and success! did anyone try to increase the quantity up from one during check out to see if you get get around the 1 per household limit?
I didn't because I didn't want to start the processes over if it screwed it up

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:57 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Took 53 minutes. I had logged on yesterday to put the Braille Set and the 2008 Uncirculated dollar set, (figured what the heck get another 2008 Silver Dollar) in my cart so they were ready to go. Then added the Lincoln Chronicles set today.

Order # 3316XXXX 11:51 CST

Good Luck everyone!

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:58 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

With all the money the government spends... they cant buy a few good servers to run a website?

This is agonizing. I wish my ISP was closer to the mint so it would load!!!!!

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:59 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

In and out within 5 mins. #3315XXXX..Good luck to everyone still trying...

 
At October 15, 2009 at 9:59 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

3 hours is a reasonable estimate for the sellout, I would think. I remember the Thomas Jefferson's Liberty gold coins sold out 40,000 units with a "1 per household per finish" limit, and those cost a LOT more than this. There will be a lot more people in the running for this one.

I'm wondering more about the Braille Education Set now. If less than half of the Chronicles orders also include a Braille set, it too will sell out. From what I've read, quite a few people planned to order them together to save the additional shipping charge. The Mint might as well have put them on sale the same day!

 
At October 15, 2009 at 10:03 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mint said they are almost out of brailles...eveyone is ordering them with the chronicles

 
At October 15, 2009 at 10:04 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I figured that would be the case!

 
At October 15, 2009 at 10:06 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got my Braille Education Set & Lincoln Coin and Chronicles Set ..#3315XXXX....

 
At October 15, 2009 at 10:08 AM , Anonymous Mike- (Upstate NY) said...

Order Finally went through after an hour!!!! Order # is 33163

 
At October 15, 2009 at 10:08 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:06 and still got nothing--no phone, no web. I got to the home page once, then bombed out. It would be nice if the Mint used amazon to power their site. Congrats to who got one.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 10:09 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

33168XXX at 1:05 pm

 
At October 15, 2009 at 10:10 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry, you're not out of the running yet. Keep trying!

 
At October 15, 2009 at 10:14 AM , Blogger John said...

Finally, by the time the server was working again I got through on the phone.

I got my 2.

Do they only check shipping address for the one per household limit or billing address?

Should sell out pretty quick now seems much less sluggish.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 10:16 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

BILLING address is how the Mint defines a "household." I tried one time to order a limited item on my own credit card but have it shipped to my parents' address, but the Mint cancelled it on me!

 
At October 15, 2009 at 10:18 AM , Blogger John said...

That's what i thought good thing I changed my billing address too.

Thanks!

 
At October 15, 2009 at 10:20 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad the mint cancelled your multiple orders. Let others have a chance. I know what you'll say: "I wanted a set for each of my kids."

 
At October 15, 2009 at 10:24 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got an earlier one in at 12:07. # 33159XXX

 
At October 15, 2009 at 10:24 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

TOOK OVER A HOUR BUT IN WITH #33170XXX.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 10:25 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

With the speed the website is loading at currently, these might now sell out for a month!

 
At October 15, 2009 at 10:25 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

With the speed the website is loading at currently, these might not sell out for a month!

 
At October 15, 2009 at 10:26 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got in at about 11:25
order # 33171xxx

 
At October 15, 2009 at 10:30 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are unable to answer your call at this time. Please try again later. We are unable to answer your call at this time. Please try again later.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 10:32 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got one more.

Hope this is worth the pain-in-the-a** it took to order.

Time to get back to work!

Good luck everyone!

 
At October 15, 2009 at 10:41 AM , Blogger John said...

When I went to place my order the site froze. I was able to get back to checkout and it was finally accepted. I checked order tracking and saw that I was given two orders. Will they cancel one?

 
At October 15, 2009 at 10:44 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello all, I got in on the web at 10:00. so in one hour the coin is already on back ordered 1 how many coins can they sell in an hour? does anyone know? How many of your coins were placed on backordered? Notice they may cancel if they run out, really?

Both the phone and web were a joke, I had better service getting U2 concert tickets!


Thank you, we have received your order. Please do not
disclose your order receipt number. If for any reason your
order cannot be processed, we reserve the right to cancel.
Inventory may not be available to fill orders placed under a
"wait list" notice. Orders placed before the published on-
sale time will not be accepted. Orders containing several
items may be filled in multiple shipments. Registered users
may track their order at www.usmint/catalog. Guest users
with order inquiries should call 1-800-USA-MINT. To update
credit card information, call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).

Order #: 331xxxxx - 1 Order date: 10/15/09

Sold To: CURTIS


Ship To: CURTIS

Order Process Date: 10/15/09

Merchandise : 111.90
Freight . . . : 4.95
Total . . : 116.85


1. 2009 LINCOLN COIN & CHRONICLES SET (LN6)
Qty 2 @ $55.95 - Backordered 10/30/09.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 10:45 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

i got mine at 12:35 order # 3316 Pain it the butt to get it. Tryed calling and going online at the same time about 10 minutes per page to load

 
At October 15, 2009 at 10:47 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just got it done at 1:45 PM
#3317XXXX
after many/many tries
there is still hope!



Just keep at it!

 
At October 15, 2009 at 10:47 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ Anon 10:44, I thought it was 1 per household?

 
At October 15, 2009 at 10:47 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finally!!! after 1.25 hour attempt I got my golden ticket 3317XXXX

 
At October 15, 2009 at 10:48 AM , Blogger Michael said...

John- Once I accidentally ordered more than the household limit for something. They canceled the amount above the limit and processed the rest of the order.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 10:48 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

33173XXX at 1:43 pm

 
At October 15, 2009 at 10:55 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:54 Success

 
At October 15, 2009 at 10:55 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assuming every order number ordered 1, looks like about 25,000 sold in 2 hours.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 10:55 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assuming every order number ordered 1, looks like about 25,000 sold in 2 hours.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 10:59 AM , Blogger John said...

I agree looks like b/t 20k-25k in two hours. How does this compare to other sell outs?

 
At October 15, 2009 at 11:03 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

33176XXX at 1:00 Central. Finally! Took 2 hours.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 11:05 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

First hour sales 18,000 orders

 
At October 15, 2009 at 11:10 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I ordered the Lincoln Chronicles set at 12:30 and it took me approx. four minutes. I have recieved a confirmation by email...

tel.order at 1-800-872-6468

Well done US Mint.

Goldilocks

 
At October 15, 2009 at 11:13 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Mint sold about 19000 sets in two hours. This wont sell out today.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 11:17 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

After numerous timeouts, reloads and starting over, finally got one after two hours ... 33181XXX

 
At October 15, 2009 at 11:17 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Took me 2 straight hours of agony waiting on their web site screens to load so I now feel very lucky to have an order confirmation.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 11:20 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not bad. A cel phone on each ear, and a computer in fromt of me, and it only took an hour. Ow, my ears hurt. Also, my Braille set arrived today.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 11:20 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

First orders for Lincoln set have order no : 33159xxx,
Order placed after 1/2 hour have number: 33162xxx,
Order placed on 1:00 pm ET have number : 33167xxx.
Looks like there is about 9000 orders within 1 hour .

 
At October 15, 2009 at 11:22 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

33163xxx, completed at 12:31pm. Looks like orders will range from 3315xxxx to 3320xxxx. I'll be curious to see if orders over the 50,000 are allowed to be placed but then later canceled.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 11:23 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Order number 33178XXX at 2:00 PM EST

 
At October 15, 2009 at 11:23 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got through with some dealys at ~11:15 a.m. Pacitic Time.

Ordered one set, per household limit indicated on the page.

Order number 33180***.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 11:23 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Order No. 33181xxx at about 2:20 after a long delay at each step of the process.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 11:24 AM , Blogger JimmerSD said...

Finally! Browser kept hanging and crashing. order number 3317**** Took and Hour forty five. The way I read this notice any order that was placed before the 12 Noon start time will be not be accepted. Sux for you guys that ordered early.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 11:26 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just got through at 2:26pm ET
Order 33182xxx

 
At October 15, 2009 at 11:30 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

about 1600 orders every 10 minutes

 
At October 15, 2009 at 11:32 AM , Blogger Michael said...

Finally through at 2:30 PM ET.

Order number 33184xxx.

The earliest numbers seem to be 33159xxx, suggesting about 25,000 sets sold so far...

 
At October 15, 2009 at 11:35 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

National US Coin Collector's "Call In Sick" day worked for me...(yes,
that was my post in an earlier thread!)

And since it took me an hour and a half of agonizing waiting just to GET this set, I was getting dizzy and light-headed by the time I finally got to the checkout pages!

So I WAS actually 'sick', from a certain point of view....

 
At October 15, 2009 at 11:38 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

#3184XXX just confirmed

 
At October 15, 2009 at 11:44 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I still think this will sell out today.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 11:46 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

33186XXX

2:45 pm EST

 
At October 15, 2009 at 11:56 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is one of those situations where it didn't hurt to wait a little while. By not rushing in at noon, but instead waiting until after 2:00, I was able to complete the whole transaction in just a couple of minutes.

There is one concern though. As expected, under "Item Status" for both the Braille Education Set and the Lincoln Coin & Chronicles Set, status is shown as "Backordered." What I didn't expect was that the order status overall shows, "Your order request is on hold." Is that normal or does it mean a potential problem?

Just wondering if other orders show the same thing. Thanks.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 11:58 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was not easy and I hope I got it ... from 12:00 been staring at this computer. Finally around 2:30 - now I just hope I don't get canceled for any reason. Wish I could have gotten at least two for all this effort. Did get a conf of order.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 11:59 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes mine are backordered also. I've learned not to worry too much about this tag. The Mint will put a "Sold Out" tag on the product when it gets to that point.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 12:08 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like it's already being bit up over $175 on eBay.

I'd hate to be the lister on eBay only to have my order cancelled by the mint. Takes some guts to sell something you don't have and don't know with absolute certainty you will get!

 
At October 15, 2009 at 12:09 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHAT THIS MEANS:

I JUST ORDERED THE LINCOLN COIN AND CHRONICLES SET, AND IT IS NOT SOLD OUT YET, BUT WHEN I GO TO TRACK ORDER IT SAYS THIS:

Order Status: Your order request has been suspended.

DOES THAT MEAN I GET ONE OR NOT? NORMALLY WHEN I ORDER IT DOES NOT SAY THAT. ANYONE ELSE WITH THE SAME THING?

 
At October 15, 2009 at 12:13 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"says suspended"

Yep, mine says the same thing. I didn't notice that before. Oh well. We'll see!

 
At October 15, 2009 at 12:17 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My order was placed at 3:00 the order number was 3318****

 
At October 15, 2009 at 12:18 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

mine does not say suspended

 
At October 15, 2009 at 12:18 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You really need to give the first 5 numbers, or don't bother...LOL

 
At October 15, 2009 at 12:20 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I place an order under two different credit cards and two different names but use the same address.Will the mint still fill both orders?

 
At October 15, 2009 at 12:20 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

For orders in "suspended" status, it should change to in process in a little while. at least thats what happened to me

 
At October 15, 2009 at 12:20 PM , Anonymous Alejandro said...

Order suspended was what it told me when I tried to order 2 UHR's earlier this year to the same address and got one cancelled. My dad put on his visa credit card to his house and my mom put one on her discover card shipping to one of our weekend houses. Eventhough different accounts and addresses, the billing address for both accounts was the same address. Hope this info helps!

 
At October 15, 2009 at 12:22 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon,
12:20. Nope

 
At October 15, 2009 at 12:23 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

NOPE

 
At October 15, 2009 at 12:24 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

33185*** at 3:00

 
At October 15, 2009 at 12:25 PM , Anonymous Alejandro said...

For those unsure if second order was cancelled, just go to co-worker or one of you neighbors right now and ask them to buy you one and give them an extra $20 for their trouble. Worked for me 13 times.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 12:25 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just ordered 1 set, 3:20 PM, immediate look at tracking order says "suspended" like everyone else. Probably says that until their computer system does a cross match for duplicate delivery addresses. That's fair. -Grandpa

 
At October 15, 2009 at 12:27 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're a real star Alejandro, 12 little guys out there will light a candle and say something special before bedtime just for you.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 12:28 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget, people were/are ordering these like crazy on the phone as well.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 12:33 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My order status says: "Your order request is in process"
Item status says: "1 unit backordered. Expected to ship on 10/30/2009."
I completed the order about 1:50 et

 
At October 15, 2009 at 12:34 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ ANON 12:27 ...GOT A MATCH??

 
At October 15, 2009 at 12:44 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

finally 3905xxxx

 
At October 15, 2009 at 12:52 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What does it mean if it says, "Your order request is on hold"? Is that used for all credit card purchases or does it mean there may be a problem?

 
At October 15, 2009 at 12:56 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It took me 45 minutes earlier, but now the site is running normally. I ahd 15 friends/family place orders in the past 20 minutes.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 1:05 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't get it. Some knuckleheads on ebay are already bidding up to $178 on this set. Why? You can still buy them from the mint. I wonder if these are phony bids? Posted at 1:05 PDT

 
At October 15, 2009 at 1:09 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just goes to show that it is really true > some people apparently have more money than sense!! Or should I say cents???LOL

 
At October 15, 2009 at 1:11 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What would someone (like "Alejandro") do with 13 sets? He would sell them on eBay! I wish the Mint would enforce the 1 per household policy better.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 1:13 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Completed auctions on ebay are at $225.00 highest.once all the scalpers are out this set will sore to new highs.It's about time the mint got a good item for resale.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 1:16 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd still like to know how the grading companies are grading these 2009 bullion coins at ms70.HMMMMM!!!!!.Must be using the good ole boy grading methods

 
At October 15, 2009 at 1:17 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got one better >>
09 USMint LINCOLN COIN & CHRONICLES SET PRESALE~BUYNOW or Best Offer
Sold $349.95!!!!!

 
At October 15, 2009 at 1:18 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I`d like to know how Alejandro or anyone else is getting others to place orders for them. Maybe I`m just not a nice guy but it would be a cold day before I ordered something using my address and credit card for a "friend".

 
At October 15, 2009 at 1:23 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Think about it people, the Lp1's are selling the 100 - 110 range, you are telling me that you would not pay $200 or more for a set like this. I am not an Ebayer and was fortunate to get a set but I would pay more anyday for this set. Look at what the Harrisons are selling at, would you rather have a Harrison or this set.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 1:24 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

the post above. yes you're just not nice.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 1:31 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the posting at 1:24pm , The point I was trying to make is that everyone should have access to ordering this set. People who are having family and friends order multiple sets for them is not fair to others who just want one. As far as you saying I`m not nice, aww shucks, that just ruined my day. LOL.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 1:33 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

These baby's are going to $300+

 
At October 15, 2009 at 1:33 PM , Anonymous coins said...

Any more recent order numbers?
This has got to be approaching sell out @10,000 per hour.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 1:38 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Order number 33196XXX confirmed, b/o to 10/30 and order status suspended at 4:15 EST

 
At October 15, 2009 at 1:41 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

That would be approx 37,000 Sold right?

 
At October 15, 2009 at 1:41 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Order #33198xxx ordered at 4:18pm and still stuck in suspended. I sure hope it I didnt miss it, woudl like to get one of these Lincoln coins missed out on the singles.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 1:42 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

1 is all you get, go around the limit and it is dishonest. That is why we are in the shape we are in. GREED !

 
At October 15, 2009 at 1:44 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wholeheartedly agree with Anonymous (October 15, 2009 1:42 PM).

 
At October 15, 2009 at 1:46 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

3320XXXX @ 1:45

 
At October 15, 2009 at 1:46 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone know what the cost for grading these sets will be with PCGS?

 
At October 15, 2009 at 1:49 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

A-greed! If the mint had a limit of 2 sets or 5 I would have bought the max limit. It seems excessive to enroll family / friends / neighbors for a bit of profit. What if they suddenly had a change of heart after looking at the coins and decide to keep their set? In the long run the limit of one set would help establish a broad collector base and a firm value after all the excitement has lapsed.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 1:50 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I posted this a few short minutes ago..."Order #33198xxx ordered at 4:18pm and still stuck in suspended."

Time is now 4:49pm and it just switched to "Order request is in process"

 
At October 15, 2009 at 1:51 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on guys you don't think dealers are doing the same thing on an even bigger scale. It's just they way the world works now. Just ask someone trying to get tix for the hot concert in town, the tix brokers have a network of people doing the same thing in much bigger volume. If you want to do a little more work to have something to give your kids I don't have an issue with it. If you want one you got one. Around here $50 Tim McGraw tix sold out in 3 min a week ago. Just my 2 cents.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 1:58 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you want more than one,I'm
sure King Mike on CSN will gladly
sell them to you with easy install-
ment payments.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 2:04 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

241 PM ET Order 33186XXX
Status Back Ordered. Moved from SUSPENDED.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 2:05 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

EWWWW comparing Tim McGraw to Lincon.UGH

 
At October 15, 2009 at 2:11 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any current confirmation numbers?

 
At October 15, 2009 at 2:11 PM , Anonymous Hidalgo said...

Hello everyone,

Been reading the posts here. Some facts:

1. Some folks are buying from eBay because they cannot buy online or the phone. Reason? Ineligible for a credit card OR poor credit.

2. People are posting order numbers. But the order numbers are NOT only for the Lincoln Chronicles sets. The could possibly be for any of the US Mint products - gold coins, mint sets, proof sets, etc. -- ordered WITHOUT the Lincoln Chronicles set.

3. I agree that the sets will likely sell out today. When a very popular item has a short ordering window, then there's a huge pent-up demand that's created when folks overlooked it or could not order it for whatever reason.

Happy Collecting.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 2:14 PM , Anonymous Tom said...

What does an OPEN status on my order mean?

 
At October 15, 2009 at 2:29 PM , Blogger Tim said...

Those are good points Hildago.But I would assume that most of the order numbers posted are in accordance with most people ordering the chronicles with other items as I had done.Therefore,The order numbers are a great gauge to use when estimating a sellout.I'll be very interested to see how the Braille Ed set figures come in.I'm sure Micheal will also be posting as soon as this set sells out as he has always seemed to be one of the first to know.I hope everyone got one that wanted one and really feel like this may be one of the US Mints best offers for years to come considering price increases on silver and gold.Please keep us posted Micheal as soon as you find out a definitive answer on the sell out and kudo's on another great post.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 2:30 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hidalgo,

I think we could safely assume that 95% of the orders today after noon EST have contained an LN6.

:) Have we passed 40,000 yet?

 
At October 15, 2009 at 2:32 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exactly Tim. That's what I did when I booked 6-7 items all at once. Now the Lincoln and Braille sets are backordered while all others reserved.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 2:42 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The lowest number I could find in this post was 33159xxx and the highest was 3320xxxx (at 4:45 EST I assume), so, yes we have crossed the 40,000 mark. These should be gone before the network newscasts start.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 2:50 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

As far as recruiting ringers, I offered a share in the profits. Christmas is coming, and who couldn't use a few extra $$$? Do I have a problem scalping these? Well, when the filthy rich have charged me $4/gallon for gas, #3+/gallon for milk, and $4 for a lowsy bag of chips, I really don't have a problem taking a few of those dollars back. Afterall, it is those with the extra bucks that will be buying these, the little guy for the most part, is broke, and didn't even bother trying to buy one during the Mint offer.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 2:59 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once the Mint puts out the "SOLD OUT" sign, watch these babies shoot through the roof on Ebay. Remember, most people would probably not think these would/could sell out in 1 day.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 3:01 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dun understand how is it that Ebay is now selling the Chronicles set for >200 USD now; Is this set gonna be that popular?

I dun get it

 
At October 15, 2009 at 3:01 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is amazing how some people justify their greed (not mention their violation of Mint rules). The guy who charged you $4 for gas (not sure when that was – it is under $2.50 now where I live) is not the guy who will be paying inflated money for your extra sets. It will be some poor schmuck who MIGHT have been able to buy one at issue price if the speculators did not abuse the ordering process.

You are a greedy abuser of the process, plain and simple. You are the scourge of the hobby – using various illicit means to get around the ordering limits so you can make a killing by reselling the coins. Your lame rationalizations are a joke.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 3:03 PM , Blogger Bowtie said...

greed is taking delivery of your metals, ask your politicians sheesh.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 3:09 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I definitely agree with anon about people being a scourge, and violating mint rules. They are completely ruining it for the regular collectors whose goal isn't to convert it for profit.

I feel bad for the ones that will be left out, and it's all thanks to people above who need 200 sets of their own. Hopefully all of his sets get destroyed once he has them, and he loses big time. Then he'll see what it's like to be the collector that lost out.

I bought one set, and one set only. I understand the opportunity, but it's not worth it because I want other fellow collectors to have a fair chance. It's not right otherwise.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 3:11 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well said @ anaon @ 3:09

 
At October 15, 2009 at 3:12 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Update from Grandpa: ordered 1 set 3:20pm, 3319xxxx, immediately tracked to suspended, as of 6pm, I am now "in process". Hope all the little guys who wanted one were able to get one. The 5 coins are terrific for sure, but wait until you get an eyeball on the other goodies that come with the set. Remember there are millions of cents, and 500,000 dollars, but only 50,000 of the special limited edition photgraphs, and 50,000Gettysburg Address in Lincoln's handwriting. That's where the value will be. Not every shinny object is the star of the group.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 3:20 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is a number ordered at 6:10 33205***

 
At October 15, 2009 at 3:24 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like we are around 45,000 sold now.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 3:24 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is a number ordered at 6:10 33205***October 15, 2009 3:20 PM..
Sell-out very close now???!!!!

 
At October 15, 2009 at 3:31 PM , Anonymous The Dude said...

Duuuuuuuude 191 comments!

I got my lincoln Chronicles on @ 12:15

My guess is many coin collector / scalper dudes ordered yhe 2009 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set today to save on shipping!

Product will be available for shipping 10/12/2009

 
At October 15, 2009 at 3:32 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, dun think so... this set will likely continue till tomorrow at least... 50,000 is quite a good size ; most collectors who go thro' the Mint shld be able to get one.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 3:33 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

If people find ways to get around the order limit of one set, thats one thing. What bothers me more is someone getting on here and rubbing it in our faces like .. "ooo look at me I`m so special, I got several sets and you just got one". It may not be a crime but I just don`t like someone bragging about it on here.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 3:33 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just placed an order at 6:25 EST. Order number = 33206xxx. From the earliest time to this one, is 47,000. There are only a few left.

 
At October 15, 2009 at 3:37 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

RU placing orders now just to find out what the latest order no. is?

Probably many are doing that and then canceling... so duplicating the orders... 47000/2... u get 23500 sales today?

 
At October 15, 2009 at 3:37 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

RU placing orders now just to find out what the latest order no. is?

Probably many are doing that and then canceling... so duplicating the orders... 47000/2... u get 23500 sales today?

 
At October 15, 2009 at 3:39 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Probably only 3,000 - 4,000 left!

 
At October 15, 2009 at 3:39 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got 1 set @ 12:15 . Definitely a keeper, and serious sleeper,lol. Sorry had to get that out there ...

 
At October 15, 2009 at 3:40 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think any normal person would place an order just to get the order #. There are some strange people that visit this blog!

 
At October 15, 2009 at 3:41 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

me 200

 

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