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Mint posts last-minute limits



Order limits were placed on National Baseball Hall of Fame commemoratives the day before their March 27 release.

Telephone response levels to a mailed brochure prompted this.

The sale and marketing department expected to receive 2,100 calls about the coins the day after collectors around the nation received their brochures in the mail. Instead, the Mint received 5,400 calls. The surprisingly high interest spurred action.

The limits are 50 each for proof and uncirculated $5 gold pieces, 100 each for proof and uncirculated silver dollars and 100 each for the proof and uncirculated clad half dollars. The limits might be lifted quickly.

A few days earlier the Mint said it would use its new online waiting room, which would put customers in line and tell them how long they would have to wait before reaching the catalog website.


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