December 20, 1972
Mrs. Mary Brooks, Director of the Mint, announced today that the Mint will accept mail orders for 1972 Penny Bags from January 15 through February 15, 1973, or until the supply of 1972 cents is exhausted. If orders during this period should exceed the 1972 cent supply the remaining orders will be filled with 1973 cents when they are available.
The small bags are similar to the larger Mint bags used to transport U.S. coinage to the 37 Federal Reserve Banks and branches. Each bag contains 15 uncirculated one cent pieces — five each produced at the Philadelphia and Denver Mints and at the San Francisco Assay Office.
Mail orders may be placed for multiples of five up to a total of 25. Prices for the 1972 Penny Bags, which include the cost of handling and shipping by insured mail, are as follows:
5 bags – $2.00
10 bags – $3.75
15 bags – $5.00
20 bags – $6.50
25 bags – $8.00
Please address mail orders to:
Bureau of the Mint
55 Mint Street
San Francisco, California 94103
Over-the-counter sales of 1972 Penny Bags at Mint outlets in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco also will continue until the supply is exhausted. The 1973 Penny Bag program will be announced at a later date.