Mint Ends Puerto Rico Quarter Sales in Bags and
By Mike Unser
sales of Puerto Rico quarters in bags and rolls
ended Tuesday with the release of the Guam
Impressive tallies from the latest US Mint sales
report show that 37,295 of the 100-coin bags,
2,000 of the 1,000-coin bags and 41,699 of the
two-roll sets were sold.
Puerto Rico quarter sales surged when news
spread of their relative scarcity compared to
other modern quarters. Registering lows that
have not been seen in over 40 years, the 2009-P
has a mintage of just 53.2 million and the
2009-D has a mintage of 86 million.
The Mint’s quarter-dollar products were launched
on March 30. In a week’s time, the 1,000-coin
bags sold out. Then the 100-coin (P) bag sold
out late last week with 20,000 purchased by
Given the incremental sales pace of bags from
Denver, instead of a "real sellout" Tuesday the
Mint likely pulled them from store shelves with
the Guam quarter debut. The story is likely the
same with the Puerto Rico quarter two-roll sets.
However, whether the Mint stopped selling them
or whether they met the Mint’s internal limit is
hardly the point. The real story is the demand
for the quarters on whole. And that demand
appears to be ongoing based on current prices in
the secondary market.
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