U.S. Mint Lifts Household Order Limits on Proof, Uncirculated, Coin &Die and ’99 SBA Proofs

November 5, 1999
Household Limit of 2 Remains In Effect for Silver Proof Set — – Delivery of Connecticut State Quarter Bags Delayed

Washington, D.C. – Director Philip N. Diehl today announced that the U.S. Mint has lifted order limits on the 1999 9–Coin Proof Set and 5–Coin 50 State Quarters Proof Set, the 1999 Uncirculated Set, and the Coin &Die Set featuring the 50 State Quarters, as well as the order limits for the 1999 Susan B. Anthony Proof Coin, now featured in the Mint’s annual catalog.

“Since we launched sales of the numismatic sets featuring the 50 State Quarters, our intent has been to give everyone a fair chance to obtain one,” said Diehl. “To this end, we responded to customers’ desire to buy additional sets by raising the limit from two to five per household for the Proof Set. Now, with the holidays approaching, the sales levels we’ve seen from the recently released catalog coupled with the extraordinary pace of sales on our website make it a logical time to open unlimited sales on these popular products.”

Total sales of the 9–Coin Proof Set total 1,870,000, with sales of 5–Coin 50 State Quarters Proof Set totaling 903,000 sets, and sales of the 1999 Uncirculated Set totaling 917,000 sets. Sales of the 50 State Quarters Coin &Die Sets total 6,100 sets, with sales of the 1999 Susan B. Anthony Proof Coin totaling 201,000 coins, and sales of the 1999 SBA Uncirculated Set at 141,000.

The Mint earlier announced estimated total production of 2.5 million 9–Coin Proof Sets, one million 5–Coin State Quarters Proof Sets, 1.5 million Uncirculated Sets, and 800,000 Silver Proof Sets.

“We’re choosing to keep a household order limit of two in effect for the 1999 Silver Proof Set because less than one–week since the launch of the product, sales have already reached 93,000 sets, even though many of our mail order customers have not had time to return their order forms.”

“I also want to alert customers to a delay in the shipment of the Connecticut State Quarter Bags,” said Diehl. “The extraordinary demand we experienced on our website on October 18 exhausted our supply of coin bags. In less than five hours, we sold more than 62,000 bags totaling some 7.3 million coins. We’ve begun fulfillment of orders, we’re securing additional bags, and we currently project delivery will be completed in approximately ten weeks.”

To order 1999 Proof, Uncirculated or Silver Proof Sets and 1999 Proof and Uncirculated Susan B. Anthony Dollar Coin Sets, call 1–800–USA–MINT or visit the Mint’s website at www.USMINT.gov.


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