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Chronicle sets still available

Orders are still being accepted for the United States Mint Lincoln Coin and Chronicles Set.

I got through on the Mint’s telephone order line rapidly this morning before I wrote this.

The order taker was very polite when she found out all I wanted to do was see whether the order line was working. She said she understood after they had been “so bombed” with orders yesterday.

How long it will take for this particular set to sell out I can only guess at because I do not know how many sets have been sold so far. There is a seemly low total of just 50,000 available, but there is also an order limit of one per household.

Arguing in favor of a rapid sellout was the obvious backup and problems experienced by collectors trying to place their orders yesterday.

Perhaps arguing in the opposite direction is the small number of contacts I have had from readers about it: just two e-mails and one phone call. I would think I would get more if there was a serious interest in something.

If personal upset and heat of the moment count for anything, the telephone caller yesterday who said he had been a collector for 55 years gets the prize and could be an indication of a rapid sellout.

I placed a few calls at scattered times yesterday afternoon just to see if I could get through. I could not.

The irony in all this for me is that the computer server that I use to write this crashed as I composed this, delaying the posting by a few minutes.

Do computers sympathize with one another?

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2 Responses to Chronicle sets still available

  1. Brad says:

    The Lincoln Chronicles set is undoubtedly sold out by now. The Mint is still accepting orders to serve as backups due to bad credit cards or orders for quantities exceeding the household limit.

    I would also bet that the Braille Education Set is also sold out now, and buffer orders are being accepted for it as well. Only about 22,000 or less of them were remaining as of yesterday, so if even half of the Chronicles orders also included a Braille set (a seemingly dominant practice with yesterday’s orders, to save a shipping charge), then it is also sold out now.

  2. Stanley Klagenberg says:

    I placed my order for the chronical set on the 15th at 12:13 PM-ET my order number was 33159560. I place an order today 16th for a coin rolls at 12.30. the order number was 33228436 so they have had a total of 68.876 sales in a 24 hour period and would say most of those are the lincoln chronical sets so I think the mint as sold out of the lincoln sets they just haven’t said so they are taking orders to cover for the bad credit cards and over buying customers.

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