Mint Runs Out of Some PR Quarter Options
By David C. Harper
Look at the Puerto Rico quarter numbers. The
Mint says that the 1,000-coin bags for both
Philadelphia and Denver are sold out. It has
taken more than 10 years to achieve a rapid
sellout like this. It simply didn't happen
during the state quarter offerings.
The totals for the 100-coin bags nearly doubled
for each minting facility. I wonder if these
could sell out as well. The two-roll set sales
number jumped by almost 50 percent.
Word must be spreading that the Puerto Rican
quarters have the lowest mintage since the
commemorative reverses began in 1999.
Harrison dollar roll numbers didn't change at
all. Though official word hasn't come that the
Denver roll is sold out, the fact that the
number didn't move and it matches the sold-out
"P" number probably means the end for it also.
The Mint seems to have cut back on its supplies
of bags and rolls. Collectors being collectors
will now want them all the more.
Sales numbers mostly went down for First Spouse
coins this week. This is probably an indication
that buyers got cold feet when gold bullion took
a tumble below $900 and simply returned them
while they could. Bullion speculation is a
pretty poor reason to buy them, but some people
perhaps are doing this.
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