Telephones and computers rule. Acceptance of mail orders will be discontinued by the U.S. Mint Oct. 1.
On May 26, the Mint said it will return any mail orders it receives after Sept. 30.
However, at least for a time, the returned orders will include instructions for placing orders for the Mint’s many numismatic products online, or by telephone.
The Mint is discontinuing mail orders “to better serve all its customers, and provide a more convenient and consistent ordering experience.”
It notes that telephone and Internet orders are faster ways to make purchases by customers and more efficient and cost-effective for the Mint.
Further, it says the consumer products industry as a whole is adopting Web-based sales channels, including mobile applications.
Visit www.usmint.gov, or telephone at 1-800-USA-MINT, seven days a week from 8 a.m. to midnight Eastern Time to place orders.
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