The United States
Mint’s Holiday 2017 numismatic product catalog includes
many “last-chance” offers, including for some products held in U.S.
Mint inventory as far back as 2009.
Commemorative coin products go off-sale on Dec. 28, 2017, at 11:59
p.m. ET. All other last-chance products go off-sale on Dec. 31, 2017,
at 11:59 p.m. ET.
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Closing out sales for many of these numismatic products will allow
the Mint to close the books on a number of programs and provide final
mintages. If the Mint follows usual protocol, any unsold products will
be destroyed with coins and medals melted and the metal reclaimed for re-use.
Brockage or contact mark? Mike Diamond explains.
Also in our Nov. 20 issue, a reader found a fascinating Barber
dime that’s over a century old; John Wexler profiled what makes it different.
Among the last-chance products are the 2017 Lion’s Club
International silver dollars and the three-coin 2017 Boys Town
Centennial commemorative program.
Also going off-sale is the 2016-W Standing Liberty Centennial gold quarter
dollar. The gold quarter dollars initially went on sale Sept. 8,
2016, with a maximum issue of 100,000 coins. The coin is being offered
at $472.50. As of the Nov. 5, 2017, sales report, the U.S. Mint
recorded sales of 90,560 of the coins.
Other such items include products containing Presidential dollars
and medals, First Spouse gold coins and medals, both programs of which
ended production in 2016, and the Theodore Roosevelt 2013 Presidential Discovery set,
limited to 20,000.