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Kagin requests SF sales extension

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?I?ve asked for an extension,? said Don Kagin Nov. 8 in discussing the Dec. 1 order deadline imposed by the Mint on the San Francisco Old Mint commemorative coin program.

The surcharges from sale of the coins, which first went on sale in August, will help fund the renovation of the San Francisco Old Mint, nicknamed the Granite Lady.

Kagin has worked for years to make the renovated building a reality because it will also house a Gold Rush numismatic museum.

?Our goal is primarily that we want the coin to sell out to get as much proceeds as surcharges as possible,? said Erik Christoffersen, executive director of the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society.