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Friday, December 18, 2009

Preliminary 2010 US Mint Product Schedule


The US Mint recently released a preliminary schedule for the release of 2010 products. At this point, exact dates have been set for two 2010-dated products. The remaining products have release dates listed by month.

The preliminary schedule includes most of the same core products that were offered last year with the new 2010-dated coins. This includes quarter bags and rolls for the new America the Beautiful Quarter series, dollar rolls, coin covers, the Presidential Dollar and First Spouse Medal sets, and the usual annual sets. Also included are the 2010 First Spouse Gold coins and bronze medals.

The 2010 Proof Platinum Eagle is listed on the schedule with a release date of August. The US Mint has shown that they are more committed to the collectible Platinum Eagle offering than other collectible precious metals coins. The proof Platinum Eagle is in the midst of a six year "Foundations of American Democracy" reverse design series.

The collectible 2010 Gold and Silver Eagles and proof Gold Buffalo coins are not listed in the schedule. The US Mint has links to information on the availability of the coins, but these just lead to the product pages with the previously released information on the 2009 coins.

Availability Date Product Description
1/22/2010 2010 Native American $1 Coin Rolls
1/29/2010 2010 Kennedy Half-Dollar Bag and Two-Roll Set
February 2010 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set
February Millard Fillmore $1 Coin Rolls
February 2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollars
March Abigail Fillmore First Spouse Gold Coins
March Abigail Fillmore Bronze Medal
March 2010 Boy Scouts of America Centennial Silver Dollars
March/April Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set - Millard Fillmore
April Millard Fillmore $1 Coin Cover
April 2010 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set
April Hot Springs America the Beautiful Quarters Bags and Two-Roll Set
May 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set
May Franklin Pierce $1 Coin Rolls
May/June 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set
June Yellowstone America the Beautiful Quarters Bags and Two-Roll Set
June Jane Pierce First Spouse Gold Coins
June Jane Pierce Bronze Medal 1 5/16"
June Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set - Franklin Pierce
July Franklin Pierce $1 Coin Cover
July 2010 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set
July/August 2010 United States Mint Proof Set
July/August Yosemite America the Beautiful Quarters Bags and Two-Roll Set
August 2010 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin
August James Buchanan $1 Coin Rolls
August/Sept 2010 United States Mint Silver Proof Set
September Buchanan's Liberty First Spouse Gold Coins
September Buchanan’s Liberty Bronze Medal 1 5/16"
September Grand Canyon America the Beautiful Quarters Bags and Two-Roll Set
September Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set - James Buchanan
Sept/October James Buchanan $1 Coin Cover
November Mount Hood America the Beautiful Quarters Bags and Two-Roll Set
November Abraham Lincoln $1 Coin Rolls
December Mary Todd Lincoln First Spouse Gold Coins
December Mary Todd Lincoln Bronze Medal 1 5/16"
December First Spouse Bronze Medals: Four-Medal Set
December Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set - Abraham Lincoln
December Abraham Lincoln $1 Coin Cover

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At December 18, 2009 at 7:51 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

From the schedule, it looks like the Mint has no plans to offer First Day Coin Covers for the America the Beautiful Quarter series. Is there any way you can confirm that, Michael?

 
At December 18, 2009 at 8:06 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also, there does not appear to be release dates for the quarter motif bullion. Are these to be released simultaneously with the quarters?

 
At December 18, 2009 at 9:31 AM , Blogger Michael said...

Good question on the Quarter covers. I will see what I can find out.

The oversized silver bullion quarters will be sold through the US Mint's network of authorized purchasers. I believe all issues for the year will be released at one time, rather than on the quarter's schedule.

 
At December 18, 2009 at 9:38 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was actually looking forward to getting some of the Giant Silver Bullion Quarters. However, I wish the Mint would sell them directly to the PUBLIC rather than the MIDDLE MAN. It really detracts from an interesting product.

 
At December 18, 2009 at 9:50 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

They're going to offer a 2010 Kennedy in January I see. Is anyone surprised that they're still '09 bags and rolls available? I sure thought that those would have been gone by early fall notwithstanding the incremental mintage in Sept/Oct.

Jim L.

 
At December 18, 2009 at 10:07 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jim,

From my calculations, it appears that there will just be enough 2009 Kennedy Halves to last until the 2010's go on sale. The current pace of sales suggests that the 2009's will last a week or two into 2010, but not much further than that. They would have been sold out already, had the Mint not made another 400,000 to supplement.

 
At December 18, 2009 at 10:08 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would rather pay the $1 per ounce mark my middle man charges than the $10-? markup that the mint would put on these. Of course, this assumes that they will be selling these to the dealers as bullion coins with a minimal markup.

 
At December 18, 2009 at 10:20 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Name me one thing that anybody will buy. Their is not one coin that will cause any excitement next year. They might release the gold buffalo next year just to throw us a bone but that is it. No great silver or gold coins. I should of bought more 08 Eagles and Buffalo's earlier this year.

 
At December 18, 2009 at 12:28 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am looking forward to the Buchanan's Liberty First Spouse coins to complete the Liberty "mini-series"

I would like to see Buffalo and Eagle Proofs, too, of course.

 
At December 18, 2009 at 1:24 PM , Anonymous Dave said...

Please let me know who your middle man is. Cuz I’d sure like to know who’s selling Mint produced silver products for only a $1 markup per ounce.

 
At December 18, 2009 at 2:57 PM , Anonymous vaughnster said...

You mean no one is excited for the Abigail Fillmore first spouse coin??? I absolutely agree that there's not much to look forward to next year. It was fun racing to order stuff this year before the anticipated sell-out i.e. Lincoln Chronicles, Tyler rolls (Doh!) Those days are gone. The only thing that interests me so far is the Lincoln $1 tokens, err, coins.

 
At December 18, 2009 at 4:10 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see good old Abe as the only winner here. Nothing else interests me, esp. the two (put your comments here) silver dollars.

 
At December 18, 2009 at 5:35 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would have been better if each jumbo silver quarter design was released in proof format and sold to.... you know, the public! So after finding out it's being made as business strike bullion and the mint is closing its doors to the public on this, I am not interested. Congratulations US Mint on another fail well done.

 
At December 18, 2009 at 5:46 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, it is more like $4 over spot, but still a better bargain than the Mint would offer to individuals.

 
At December 18, 2009 at 7:04 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The oversized silver bullion quarters will be sold through the US Mint's network of authorized purchasers".....
Who are those authorized purchasers?? I will try to make one set but I don't know who will sell those silver giants.

 
At December 18, 2009 at 7:20 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems to me if one buys the annual proof and mint sets they would have 90% of the 2010 offerings covered, and at a substantial savings. Too much product redundancy IMO, but good for my wallet.

 
At December 18, 2009 at 7:41 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks I am going to be shopping the 2010 silver products from Mexico City Mint also the oldest mint in the Western Hemispere for those into history. Or possibly Canada and Australia. The US mint has evolved toward base metal coins for he collector i.e. zinc, brass, bronze, maybe soon soft steel coins like the WW2 pennies or aluminum alloy. All of which I have no interest. I don't know why they can't make some proof reinforced clay or concrete coins for the truly discriminating collector.

 
At December 18, 2009 at 8:26 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone seems to complain about what the US Mint has to offer.

Exactly what does everyone want? I can only assume more gold and silver?

 
At December 18, 2009 at 8:37 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 2010 line up isn't impressing me at all, other than anything with Lincoln in it , I'm not buying ..

 
At December 18, 2009 at 8:38 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any thoughts on the "collectability" of the America the Beautiful Quarters?

 
At December 18, 2009 at 8:39 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have we seen the designs for the America the Beautiful Quarters yet? I wonder how PC they will be.

 
At December 18, 2009 at 11:36 PM , Anonymous Zed said...

yes another dull year of product offerings from the us mint ... however i'm in for probably a few of the natl. park quarter rolls, the unc/proof sets, plat proof, some of the presidential medal sets, the lincs (including the crazy mary todd) and the buchanan first spouse gold

 
At December 19, 2009 at 12:20 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does the US Mint ever add new items/products after it posts its yearly lists?

I would tend to think that there might be some type of special set associated with the Veteran coin and/or the Boys Scout coin.

 
At December 19, 2009 at 12:30 AM , Anonymous Monica said...

Reading the posts throughout all of the blogs (not just this one), it appears that many want male-oriented themes on their coins.

What would you say if the US Mint started to use female-friendly themes? Like female role models, dolls, cuddly animals, flowers, etc.?

There are women who collect coins as well.

 
At December 19, 2009 at 1:32 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad to see that the Mint plans to continue the Presidential Dollar and First Spouse Medal Sets for 2010. Since the 2009's haven't sold very many, I was afraid that the Mint would deem them a failure and ax them from the lineup.

As it turns out, the Buchanan's Liberty and Lincoln sets might breathe new life into that series, and finally give the low-mintage 2009 Harrison and Tyler sets a chance to shine. It seems incredible to me with the prices that the 2007's command that the John & Letitia Tyler set with only around 9,700 in existence can sell so CHEAP! Each 2007 set has over 15,600 units, some over 16,000! They're all small numbers of course, but the first Tyler set is VERY low! Why isn't it worth more?

 
At December 19, 2009 at 2:14 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous at December 19, 2009 1:32 AM.

The First Spouse gold coins are mandated by law. So there won't be any chance that they will be discontinued unless, of course, the law is changed.

Also, prices are based on what people are willing to pay for an item (also known as "demand"). Clearly, there is little demand for the First Spouse coins. The prices are likely based on the bullion value.

That's a bit scary.... If the price of gold drops, then values of First Spouse coins will also.

 
At December 19, 2009 at 7:03 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The U.S. Mint is no longer a source of collectible coins. What they are producing is stuff that a child will look at for two days and then throw in the back of a bureau drawer. Director Moy has destroyed the Mint for collectors.

 
At December 19, 2009 at 7:36 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Monica - they did. First the SBA dollar and the the Sacajawea dollar. Outside of a few die errors/varieties, very few collectors.

Most of the recent posts critical of upcoming offerings concern putting a girl on the boy scout coin and the 'diversity' plat coin. If the Mint wants to put out a commem coin with a Kitchen-aid mixer or Hoover vacuum on it, you are more than welcome to buy it.

 
At December 19, 2009 at 7:43 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I might add to the commentry on December 19, 2009 7:36 AM:

Those who do not like diversity and female themed coins are free NOT to buy the coins. I don't see what the need is for negative invective - A White Male.

 
At December 19, 2009 at 8:32 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

To anonymous @ 2:14,

I wasn't talking about the GOLD coins. I know those are required by law. I was talking about the Coin & Spouse Medal sets, with the Presidential Dollar and First Spouse BRONZE MEDAL paired together on a plastic card. THOSE are not required by law, and the Mint could stop making them any time they feel like it. I'm glad they will still be making them for 2010. Hopefully they will make them to the end of the program, as they will look nice together as a complete set.

 
At December 19, 2009 at 8:47 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

In terms of gold coins as of now and maybe forever the Van Buren Unc liberty is fetching the highest premiums (more than the proofs!). It has great intrinsic numismatic value as a beautiful coin with micro-mintage (anyone know a true final count?).

 
At December 19, 2009 at 10:35 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The UHR even with recent price drop is still selling for close to a 40% mark up and it looks the size of a 1/2 oz. This is even a higher mark up percent than the overpriced plat proof. With gold falling buy gold products for your personal collection or you may be stuck with some expensive inventory.

 
At December 19, 2009 at 11:26 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Monica,

Welcome! I'm fine with female-themed designs. I think many of us just want to see well-executed, aesthetic designs. One good example is an allegorical design that was being considered for the 2009 platinum proof, but which was rejected.

I would have bought the coin just for that allegorical design, regardless of whether it became a high-mintage issue. It was beautiful and would have appealed to both male and female collectors.

I've lost faith in the "supposed" arts committees that recommends designs. I think they do not understand what collectors want.

 
At December 19, 2009 at 1:14 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps if the uncirculated set comes with a silver coin as per 08 but nothing else at first look. The only question I have is what Michael will buy and why? I look forward to checking his blogs everyday to find the answers in 2010. Thank you Michael and Merry Christmas to you and your family.

 
At December 19, 2009 at 4:03 PM , Blogger coinman said...

didnt see release of new penny for 2010 wonder why

 
At December 19, 2009 at 4:18 PM , Blogger coinman said...

Also would like to add that the 5 oz silver quarter not released through mint bad idea,i was going to try to get a set but not now.I also think that the mint should start grading coins and do away with the other grading companies that now say a early release is now worth more that any other coin with the same grade later on in the year. Just stop and think does the mint employ a person that sets aside all the coins minted in the first month and make sure they are not mixed in with others. I dont think they care what order they are minted and they laugh at people that pay more for them. The graders are getting more money for their lables than they are worth and if the mint grades the coin say bye bye to all the grading companies on new coins.

Just my thoughts thanks

Coinman

 
At December 19, 2009 at 4:30 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Grading companies thrive on hype. They are playing with the imaginations of those who think in terms of "first strike" and "early release," and those who go after first strike because they can sell the label and make a few bucks extra. The mint has long since debunked this as nonsense but it persists and is real because people have good money and are willing to part with it. It a real shame because it depreciates the true value of the hobby which is the coin itself. Perhaps if people were to stop purchasing labels and start looking closely at the coins reality would set in. I have some PCGS 70 grade coins which make me wonder what they were thinking.

 
At December 19, 2009 at 5:38 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

If people didn't want the "First Strike" or "Early Release" cachet then the graders wouldn't sell it.
People want it so they sell it. Maybe they helped create the market. I dunno. I say let people buy what they want. One of these days we may be forced to buy something else we don't want or choices become more limited. I'm all for a free market. I do not want another gov't job created like gov't coin grader. Please name something the gov't does well now. It used to be minting collectable coins but not anymore.

 
At December 19, 2009 at 11:16 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am disappointed with the 2010 offering. I guess I will buy a number of the 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Sets. That’s about it.

The 3"- 5 ounce giant silver bullion quarters don’t appeal to me at all; although it might be fun to take one to the bank and complain to the teller that it doesn’t fit in the coin-counting machine. Anyway, I don’t see it having any numismatic premium – but I may be wrong.

What I would like to see offered in 2010 is proof gold and silver eagles and proof gold buffalos.

I bought two buffalo proofs this year and they are beautiful coins. I also like the fact that the gold buffalos are designed to be politically sensitive toward Native Americans and include a female in the design … Yes, the buffalo is a female – don’t be fooled by the horns – female buffalo can have horns – Google it and learn.

 
At December 20, 2009 at 2:52 AM , Anonymous coinwoman said...

I think that there will be other offers that are not listed. Some of them have already been mentioned.

* Five ounce silver America the beautiful coins
* 2010 Silver proof and uncirculated eagles (may possibly include fractionals)
* 2010 Gold proof and uncirculated eagles (may possibly include fractionals)
* Rolls of Lincoln 2010 cents (new reverse design)

Other possibilities
* First Day covers
* Commemorative Coin and Currency / Education Sets
* Bronze medals (other than the First Spouses)

And although not US Mint schedule related, we may be treated to error coins, a Winter Olympics game offering, or some other special surprise.

I am looking forward to the new year!

 
At December 20, 2009 at 3:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

For those interested, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing offers some really cool collectible paper money.

Here are some current offerings:

* 2010 $2 Single Note Collection Subscription Program
* $1 Year of the Tiger (serial number begins with 8888)
* Dragon Boat ($50 bill with serial number beginning with 8888)
* $1 Note "168" Prosperity Forever
* $20 Lucky Money (Bamboo)

 
At December 20, 2009 at 6:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Michael,
How far into 2010 do you anticipate the 09 proof gold buffalo will be available? Any thoughts appreciated!

 
At December 20, 2009 at 2:41 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just checked out the Bureau of Engraving and Printing website. My favorite is the 5 lb bag of shredded money. Only $45 for approximately $10,000 in worthless shreds. What a racket!

 
At December 20, 2009 at 4:47 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just put all the pieces back together and you've got $10,000 for $45! Hee hee.

 
At December 21, 2009 at 2:55 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous at December 19, 2009 8:47 AM.

The latest proof Van Buren spouse coins sold for less on eBay than the US Mint's sales prices when the coin sold out.

The value appears to be based on the bullion market value + a percentage (based on demand, desirability, etc.). If bullion values go down, the gold coins will as well.

With the US economy improving, gold values have been heading south. Don't say all of us gold bubble people didn't warn you....!

The gold bulls were those who wanted to profit from your purchases.... Aren't you glad you listened to the louder sounds of

POP! POP! POP!

???????????????????

 
At December 21, 2009 at 4:55 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The latest van buren unc sold for over $850 on ebay. None available anywhere for less!

 
At December 21, 2009 at 5:09 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are van buren dollars avail on ebay for under $700 but not van buren gold liberty proofs or uncs.

 
At December 21, 2009 at 5:44 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, but the last van Buren First Spouse proof coin sold for $712.22. Check out the eBay auction. 2008 W Van Buren First Spouse $10 Gold Proof, that closed on December 20th at 6 PM.

The closing price is less than the last sales price prior to coin being sold out at the US Mint.

POP! POP! POP!

 
At December 21, 2009 at 5:55 AM , Blogger Michael said...

Give it rest...

Check the prices in 6 months or a year from now.

 
At December 21, 2009 at 6:14 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone think that US Mint will offer a 2009 Winter Olympics product?

 
At December 21, 2009 at 6:29 AM , Blogger Michael Z said...

"Have we seen the designs for the America the Beautiful Quarters yet?"

Final designs have not yet been announced. Here are the design candidates.

"Does the US Mint ever add new items/products after it posts its yearly lists?"

Yes, throughout the year they adjust dates and also add products. The initial schedule they post tends to just have core products where they are able to commit to a release date time frame.

I think they will probably create some special sets for the commemorative coins, similar to what they did this year.

I hope they will create some products combining the Lincoln products- they could make something combining the 2010 Lincoln Cent, 2010 Lincoln Dollar, and/or Mary Todd Lincoln Bronze Medal.

"didnt see release of new penny for 2010 wonder why"

The 2009 Lincoln Cent rolls were a late addition that the US Mint put together I think in response to complaints that they weren't reaching circulation channels. Not sure whether there will be 2010 rolls offered, but as mentioned I think they should incorporate the coin into some Lincoln themed product.

"How far into 2010 do you anticipate the 09 proof gold buffalo will be available?"

Just to venture a guess, I think the US Mint will sell them until sales reach 50,000. Last week's report had sales at 40,631.

The bullion version of the coin sold out at exactly 200,000 coins. I think they also produced a round number for the proof coins, and they definitely aren't making more.

 
At December 21, 2009 at 6:33 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, what is happening with the gold price right now is most likely just a correction. I doubt very seriously it will get anywhere near as low as it did in late 2008 before it starts heading upward again.

I only hope it gets a little bit lower before starting upward again, so I can save a little money on the gold coins I want to buy in the meantime.

 
At December 21, 2009 at 6:46 AM , Anonymous Former Boy Scout said...

The US Mint should consider a Boys Scout commemorative set that features the proof dollar coin and a special Kennedy half that can't be obtained in another way (e.g., with a W mint mark).

JFK was the first President to be a former Boy Scout. What a great tribute to the all American Boy Scouts of America and to one of the greatest Presidents of the USA.

 
At December 21, 2009 at 7:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Boy Scouts and Kennedy commemorative makes a LOT of sense. The 50th year anniversary of his ascendancy to the Presidency is 2011. I strongly suspect that the mint will do something special to the Half Dollar in memory of him in 2011. 2017, being the century of his birth also calls for a commemoration. He is most definitely one of the greatest Presidents of this great nation.!

 
At December 21, 2009 at 7:42 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The greatest president that has yet to be on a coin is Ronald Reagan. I think President Obama may be deserving as well but Reagan should be next.

 
At December 21, 2009 at 7:42 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Theres a nifty idea above. A silver Kennedy proof with the Boy Scout commemorative set. I don't care for the Scout coin but adding Kennedy would make a great set and I might even buy one.

 
At December 21, 2009 at 8:11 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, I'd go for that Kennedy/Boy Scouts Proof Set idea! Michael, can you possibly suggest that to them, in case they did not think of it themselves?

 
At December 21, 2009 at 9:21 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ronald Reagan - one of the greatest Presidents? Star of the movie, Bedtime for Bonzo. Yeah.

Most historians have said that Lincoln was the greatest US President of all time. I agree. To say Reagan is on par with Lincoln or others on a coin is a far stretch.

Let's hear it for Herbert Hoover...

 
At December 21, 2009 at 9:27 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was wondering about the Reagan greatness too. But he did keep the half of the nation who voted for him happy... I believe that they wanted to put him on the dime but his wife vetoed the idea. We may see him on a currency bill sometime in the future.

 
At December 21, 2009 at 9:52 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Platinum Reagan would be a great coin. I look forward to a zinc Obama coin.

Each one representing the fact that more Americans were happy with Reagan compared with Obama.

 
At December 21, 2009 at 10:05 AM , Anonymous vaughnster said...

I'll just say this: Reagan has a long list of GREAT accomplishments before and after getting into politics. We're still waiting on either from Obama. C'mon be real and objective here. Reagan should be on a coin.......

 
At December 21, 2009 at 10:11 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vuaghnster,

There's no doubt that Reagan was popular, likeable, and held in high esteem by Republicans.

But the latest survey of "greatest Presidents" (2009) ranks Ronnie at number 10.

A high number, but when you consider that there are 6 regularly-minted coins (penny - one dollar), there ain't no room for Ronnie baby.

 
At December 21, 2009 at 10:17 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reagan was a pretty good president. Her husband was a former B actor too.

 
At December 21, 2009 at 10:23 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love "Back to the Future":

"Tell me, 'Future Boy', who's president of the United States in 1985?"

"Ronald Reagan."

"Ronald Reagan?! The ACTOR?! Ha! Then who's Vice President, Jerry Lewis?"

 
At December 21, 2009 at 10:31 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vaughnster,

By the way, another Republican, George W Bush, was ranked 36th greatest President of all time in the 2009 survey.

Hmmmm, I wonder if we will see him on a coin or currency???

 
At December 21, 2009 at 10:51 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

We've got enough dictators on coins. If they want to rehash a dictator already in circulation I'm okay with that like the silver Kennedy half with the Scout coin. They are doing the $1 presidential carnival coins thats enough. I would like to see continued use of the classics like the liberty series, capped bust, on the spouse coins, lady liberty etc only on SILVER. Aren't those mostly female figures so who said we are sexist numistisists (is that a word?).

 
At December 21, 2009 at 12:39 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring on Lady Liberty!

 
At December 21, 2009 at 12:46 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reagan freed us from the grips of the "evil empire". Do you remember??? We were actually in fear of a nuclear bomb by the Soviet Union. How quickly we forget!

Reagan stood up to bullies while making us proud to be American (not ashamed as many are today!)

Even FDR (the guy on the dime) was a whimp. The Germans and Japanese are not bothering us so we don't need to worry about what they are doing! READ THE HISTORY BOOKS or ask an old person....

Still waiting for a president to free us from the lunatic (sorry to be un-pc) muslim extremists and bringing Osama to justice!

I'll buy a Reagan anything coin.

 
At December 21, 2009 at 12:52 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said at December 21, 2009 12:46 PM

Typical comment from a redneck. You must have a pot belly, like beer, and hate diversity.

 
At December 21, 2009 at 1:13 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I actually embrace diversity, do not have a pot belly and love God and my country. Diversity makes us strong! Why does admiring Reagan make me a redneck?

 
At December 21, 2009 at 1:37 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because dumb &h1t liberals stereotype all conservatives as rednecks.

 
At December 21, 2009 at 1:55 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those bashing Reagan are not here as coin collectors ,because if they were they would realize all presidents will have a $1 coin. Some need to go to their respective blogs of interest.

 
At December 21, 2009 at 2:42 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

All presidents will NOT have a dollar coin, as only those who have passed on will have one (as per U.S. policy.) Also, even Reagan won't have a dollar if Jimmy Carter has not died before it's Reagan's turn. The Mint isn't scheduling anyone in the Presidential Dollar or First Spouse Gold programs that will result in a gap in continuity. Remember when the program first started, and the First Spouse coin schedule ended with Jacqueline Kennedy? Even though Pat Nixon died in 1993, she was NOT added to the schedule until "Lady Bird" Johnson died, then they were BOTH added.

Even now, Reagan is not on the schedule even though he died several years ago. He will not be added until Carter dies. So, if Jimmy is still around by the time it's his turn, the program will end and Reagan will not appear.

That's not to say that Reagan will not EVER appear on a coin, but it will be through some other program. It all hinges on Jimmy Carter.

 
At December 21, 2009 at 3:24 PM , Anonymous vaughnster said...

Jimmy Carter is 85 years old. If he's alive in 2016, the year of the scheduled release, he'll be
92. That's a big number.........

 
At December 21, 2009 at 3:26 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

While we are hearing the "evil empire" speech again, would somebody please remind me which country it was that actually used nuclear bombs on people?

Peace on earth...maybe someday.

 
At December 21, 2009 at 3:54 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vaughnster,

Lillian Carter, Jimmy's mother, lived to be 95.

Since longevity is hereditary, it's a real possibility that Jimmy will live to be in his 90's or even later....

 
At December 21, 2009 at 4:11 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least the nukes ended a war for the United States. The Chinese, Koreans,etc didn't have such weapons to protect themselves from ruthless slaughter at the hands of Japan. I think we should use them again to save lives of Americans and money over longer term wars. How often I think of those American sailors who died trapped in ships at Pearl Harbor.

 
At December 21, 2009 at 4:46 PM , Anonymous vaughnster said...

Seems like the lackluster 2010 Mint releases coupled with the crappy economy has us talking about everything BUT coins. Thank you U.S. Mint.......

 
At December 21, 2009 at 7:33 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kennedy great???? Let us list his accomplishments...He looked better than an unshaven Nixon in a debate...WOW!!!...He told the Russians to go home once (they still said that they would bury us)...Then he died. I guess if you include Marilyn Monroe, you could put him at #2 on the all time list.

 
At December 21, 2009 at 8:05 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's face it, Kennedy did virtually nothing (other than Marilyn Monroe, Jackie, etc.). If he hadn't been assassinated, he would not have been particularly famous or beloved at all. His greatest accomplishment as President was being killed in office. How can he be considered a great President by any measure?

Henry Steele Commager

 
At December 21, 2009 at 10:03 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok so ummmm back to coins PLEASE!!!

My great pleasure was to see the bullion dealers finally get stuck with buying something that may just put half of them out of business.The 5 oz AB coins were a joke from the start in my mind.Maybe now when half of them are gone after this disaster of an idea.We can get back to enjoying coin collecting for the collectors instead of for the greed of the US Mint,Congress,and the bullion buyers.

Then maybe we can start working on these grading companies who have ruined the other part of collecting with their bull crap gimmick labels.Just think how nice it would be if coin collecting lived up to what Lincoln said."For the people and by the people".

probably wishful thinking of course.But I sure wish people would just get back to collecting for the history and beauty of the coins instead of just looking at coins as a means of making money off of money.Looks like greed by all parties involved has taken what used to be a fun hobby and turned it into nothing more then a greed ridden business.

Capitalism is great and when done properly.It can create great prosperity.But when honest people are repeatedly taken by all of these common thieves in the name of dishonesty.Then it turns what used to be a beautiful pass time into an ever lasting disaster of loss for those who believed.

Perhaps a huge enough loss by the thieves will create an end to this problem and coin collecting will return to the love of coins and not the love of money.Then I woke up and found that I was only dreaming LOL.

 
At December 21, 2009 at 10:08 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, I'm no Kennedy fan but he did back the commies down in the Cuban missle crisis. Yes, I know he also upped the ante in Vietnam and screwed up the Bay of Pigs. If an unfriendly parks a nuke in Venezuela today or in a submarine off Long Island anyone around to stop that. Doubtful. Okay, can we have the Kennedy silver proof coin in a set with Scout coin and a Marilyn Monroe coin. Gee that would be 10x better than anything else proposed by the mint. A guaranteed sellout.

 
At December 22, 2009 at 1:26 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

All of you guys (repeat, guys) who complain about what the US Mint has to offer are in part, to blame.

If you really want some nice commemoratives, write to Congress. They are the ones who help to pass laws that determine what appears on our coins.

Don't blame Mr. Moy, the US Mint, or whoever. Blame yourself and take action.

If you don't like what is being offered, don't buy it. Pure and simple. And stop sitting on your butts and whining. It ain't gonna change nothing.

 
At December 22, 2009 at 1:28 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

We all have opinions about Kennedy. Fact of the matter is that historians and experts (not opinionated, uneducated, redneck folks like those who visit here) have named Kennedy in the Top 10 of Greatest US Presidents.

Period.

 
At December 22, 2009 at 5:44 AM , Anonymous vaughnster said...

"If you don't like what is being offered, don't buy it. Pure and simple. And stop sitting on your butts and whining. It ain't gonna change nothing."

It's not as easy as that for some of us who've been collecting for decades and watching the U.S. Mint fall from their once lofty position as best mint in the world. The commemorative coins coming out now compared to only 5 years ago is a joke. I WANT to buy coins but am upset because they are so un-inspiring. I wish they would make a coin in a NEW, truly beautiful,affordable and inspiring (non P.C.) coin with a stated limited mintage to make some of us want to invest in them. That's all.

 
At December 22, 2009 at 7:42 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are these the same historians that changed "a more perfect union" from a collection of states to PC diversity? And remember an ex is a "has been" and a spurt is a drip under pressure.

The popularity of Kennedy is based entirely on the love of baby boobers for the man.

Will the last baby boomer alive please remind Congress to remove JFK from the half before you die? Maybe then reason will prevail, and a truely great man can grace the denomination.

 
At December 22, 2009 at 4:55 PM , Blogger limalo said...

Anonymous at 1:28 a.m., you must be dreaming. You wrote, "We all have opinions about Kennedy. Fact of the matter is that historians and experts (not opinionated, uneducated, redneck folks like those who visit here) have named Kennedy in the Top 10 of Greatest US Presidents.

Period."

You stated that as though it were a fact when it is nothing more than opinion. In checking some of the various lists of Top 10 Greatest Presidents, I did not find one such list that included Kennedy. Now, if you had written "Top 10 Most Popular," you may have had a case but Top 10 Greatest, not a chance.

Most Top 10 Greatest Presidents lists find George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin D. Roosevelt (that's three) consistently ranked at the top of the lists. Often ranked just below those three are Presidents Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt. (That makes five.) The remaining top 10 ranks are often rounded out by James Madison, Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk, Woodrow Wilson, and Harry S. Truman. Eisenhower is also frequently cited in the top 10. That's 11 and I still don't see Kennedy in there.

I've looked at several Top 10 Greatest Presidents lists and found those to be the most frequently named by historians and other so-called experts. None of the lists has included Kennedy. Please check your "facts" before you state things as though they are actually facts. You might mislead some of the less informed and more gullible readers. Also, you may want to refrain from calling people "opinionated, uneducated, redneck folks" when it appears you are the one who is spouting opinion and not fact. Most likely, some of us are more highly educated, better informed and more fair than you are. Giving you the benefit of the doubt, you seem to be confusing Popularity with Greatness. Kennedy=Popular not Great. So much for your "Period."

AKA Henry Steele Commager

 
At December 22, 2009 at 11:58 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

limalo, you clearly don't know what you're talking about. You are also another frequent white male, redneck, anti-diversity Republican.

Fact: the CSPAN 2009 poll of historians rank of great Presidential leaders ranks JFK as #6. Check out the link below

http://www.c-span.org/PresidentialSurvey/Overall-Ranking.aspx

Check out your facts before blowing smoke out of your #@!!

 
At December 23, 2009 at 12:37 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Henry Steel Commager...

Henry Steele Commager (October 25, 1902 – March 2, 1998) was an American historian who wrote (or edited) over forty books and over 700 journalistic essays and reviews.... The most widely used textbook Commager co-authored has been criticized, in its early editions, for racial bias.

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

A cspan survey??? You call that scientific? I am sure if I found a Fox News survey of historians, Reagan would be #1 and JFK would have been an "also ran".

 
At December 23, 2009 at 10:59 PM , Blogger limalo said...

To Anonymous at 11:58 who doesn't have the courage to use their name but hides behind Anonymous:

For your information, I am a mixture of European Jew, African-American, Hispanic and Native American (aka Indian). Your name-calling couldn't be further from the truth and doesn't bother me in the least because it merely shows the shallowness of your argument. When one has to resort to name-calling, as you have done, you have already lost.

Furthermore, a C-SPAN poll is just that a poll. It means it is the opinion of a specific group, not a cross-section or valid, scientific poll. You may be correct about that meaningless poll but it bears no weight and holds no meaning for any but those who already have their mind made up.

By the way, far from being anti-diversity, I went to Morgan State University in the 1960's, helped to organize a union of stadium food workers in the 1960's, and marched with Dr. Martin Luther King on Washington. What have you done?

 
At December 24, 2009 at 4:44 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

a CSPAN poll of 15 year old girls determined that the greatest president of all time was Hannah Montana.

 
At December 26, 2009 at 10:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blogger limalo said...

Anonymous at 1:28 a.m., you must be dreaming. You wrote, "We all have opinions about Kennedy. Fact of the matter is that historians and experts (not opinionated, uneducated, redneck folks like those who visit here) have named Kennedy in the Top 10 of Greatest US Presidents.

limalo

Thanks for getting the crap started with your most stupid comments.

 
At December 27, 2009 at 4:10 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

limalo

It takes a anti-diversity redneck to know where one is coming from. LOL.

You must have a pot belly, missing tooth, and live in a trailer park.

LOL!ents.

 
At December 27, 2009 at 10:59 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't it something how these blogs go off on such strange tangents? We go from talking about the Mint's 2010 product schedule to who is or is not a "redneck" with missing teeth living in a trailor park!

 
At December 27, 2009 at 4:50 PM , Anonymous mr toad said...

2009 Kennedy rolls finally went off-sale.

 
At December 27, 2009 at 8:03 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

limalo,

Thank you for your insightful, and intelligent comments. You seem to be the only one who writes with any kind of reasonable, well-thought out information and facts. Please disregard the neanderthals who hurl their ridiculous insults and show just how stupid and uneducated they are.

Thanks for all your well-reasoned and meaningful comments.

 

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