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Hey,

 

Just wanted to give you all a heads up that the Bald Eagle Commems are on sale now at the mint. Their online ordering is down for a couple days so you'll have to call. If you're thinking about getting these you should do it sooner rather than later, they are offered at a discount until Feb. 14.

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Hey,

 

Just wanted to give you all a heads up that the Bald Eagle Commems are on sale now at the mint. Their online ordering is down for a couple days so you'll have to call. If you're thinking about getting these you should do it sooner rather than later, they are offered at a discount until Feb. 14.

 

 

Thanks for the information. I'm still wondering if I should get one. They're expensive, but that's also a low mint. What are your opinions?

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Anyone have any pics to post? I've got too much work to search the mint website... but still come here :x

 

I'm useless when it comes to posting pics on here, but here's a direct link to the mint's images of the coins:

http://www.usmint.gov/pressroom/index.cfm?...o#2008BaldEagle

 

The 500,000 mintage for the silver dollars is the same it's been for the last few years... not a crazy rarity or anything, but not too bad. 750,000 for the clad half is a bit many for my taste, but I'm a sucker for the commems so I think I'll get it too.

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I'm useless when it comes to posting pics on here, but here's a direct link to the mint's images of the coins:

http://www.usmint.gov/pressroom/index.cfm?...o#2008BaldEagle

 

The 500,000 mintage for the silver dollars is the same it's been for the last few years... not a crazy rarity or anything, but not too bad. 750,000 for the clad half is a bit many for my taste, but I'm a sucker for the commems so I think I'll get it too.

 

My mistake, I thought they all were 100k like the gold piece, I feel naieve :ninja:

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The US Mint has suspended online ordering as of today for all products. They are switching to a new system/vendor and can't handle the traffic. Only mail order or telephone order are available until sometime in the future.

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Their phones are very busy because of the online ordering being down. It took me 3 hour of constant calling to get through to them this afternoon. I would recommend that if you are going to call, that you call early in the morning or later in the evening.

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Oh great. At the US Mint's website, they even have the three coins on the front page now, with "Pre-Issue Pricing Now In Effect!" and a "Now On Sale" link. Except that the link takes you to a page where they merely say you cannot order online. :ninja: If they only accept orders via phone or postal mail (not that great for US orders, and even more cumbersome for non-US customers ...), they should at least temporarily remove that ad from the Latest News window.

 

I have bought from them before, and usually it's pretty smooth and easy. And I am sure they had good reasons for switching service providers just in time for this pre-sale ... sigh.

 

Christian

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ugh. i totally don't want to talk to any order takers. nothing good ever comes from it.

 

I agree. A for the switch, they probably got a different credit card processor and they are saving bundles of money by doing it this way. I work for a credit card processor, and even a slightly smaller discount rate(the percentage a merchant is charged on a transaction for accepting a credit card.) helps huge in large volume sales like this. I did some math really quickly assuming they were paying 1.5% and switching to 1.3% they would save tens of thousands for each style of coin assuming they sell all of them.

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