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Mint puts limits on unc. sets

Limits have been imposed on orders of the U.S. Mint’s 2005 Uncirculated Coin Set.

Orders of the set, which features the new satin finish, will be capped at 10 per order, per household.

“We’re pleased with the tremendous popularity of the set, but we do regret that some customers will only be able to order 10 sets,” said Gloria Eskridge, associate director of sales and marketing for the Mint.

Eskridge said that in recent weeks the Mint has seen a rise in larger orders of the set that could exceed the Mint’s available production capacity. The limits were imposed in order “to ensure the broadest and fairest distribution of the remaining sets,” said Eskridge.

Released on May 31, the set came out three weeks earlier in 2005 than in 2004. The Mint projects to sell about 40 percent more sets in 2005 than in 2004, or 1.16 million in 2005 as compared to 843,595 sets in 2004.

The order limits will remain in effect until the inventory is depleted.
A notice was posted on the Mint Web site, www.usmint.gov, on Nov. 2 informing its customers of the limits.

The Mint says order limits are consistent with its policy, stated on its Web site and order forms, that the Mint “reserves the right to limit quantities and may discontinue accepting orders at any time.” 

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