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US Mint Product Schedule for 2009

The US Mint recently released the majority of their product schedule for the rest of 2009. Unfortunately, most of the availability dates are listed by season (spring, summer, fall, or winter). It still provides a nice road map for the rest of the year if you are interested in US Mint products.

The most anticipated products with a published release date will be this year’s Commemorative coins. This includes the 2009 Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Silver Dollar and the 2009 Louis Braille Commemorative Silver Dollar. The coins will be released on February 12, 2009 and March 26, 2009.

2009 Lincoln Commemorative

Interestingly, all of the American Eagle collector coins are missing from the scheduled. This includes the gold, silver, and platinum coins. The American Buffalo Gold coins are also missing. Hopefully these will be added later on.

Below is the published schedule to date.

Availability Date Product Description
1/15/2009 United States Mint 2009 District of Columbia & U.S. Territories Quarters Proof Set™
1/15/2009 Native American $1 Coin Rolls
1/22/2009 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin
1/22/2009 Kennedy Half–Dollar Bag and Two–Roll Set
1/26/2009 District of Columbia Bags and Two–Roll Set
2/10/2009 2009 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set™
2/12/2009 Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Silver Dollar
2/19/2009 William Henry Harrison $1 Coin Rolls
3/26/2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar
Spring District of Columbia Official First Day Coin Cover
Spring First Spouse Series One–Half Ounce Gold Proof Coin – Anna Harrison
Spring First Spouse Series One–Half Ounce Gold Uncirculated Coin – Anna Harrison
Spring Anna Harrison Bronze Medal 1 5/16″
Spring United States Mint 2009 District of Columbia & U.S. Territories Quarters Silver Proof Set™
Spring 2009 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set (P&D)
Spring William Henry Harrison $1 Coin Cover
Spring United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set™ – William Henry Harrison
Spring Puerto Rico Bags and Two–Roll Set
Spring 2009 United States Mint Proof Set®
Spring Puerto Rico First Day Coin Cover
Spring John Tyler $1 Coin Rolls
Spring Guam Bags and Two–Roll Sets
Spring 2009 United States Mint Silver Proof Set™
Summer First Spouse Series One–Half Ounce Gold Proof Coin – Letitia Tyler
Summer First Spouse Series One–Half Ounce Gold Uncirculated Coin – Letitia Tyler
Summer Letitia Tyler Bronze Medal 1 5/16″
Summer United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set™ – John Tyler (Letitia Tyler)
Summer John Tyler $1 Coin Cover
Summer Guam Official First Day Coin Cover
Summer 2009 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set®
Summer First Spouse Series One–Half Ounce Gold Proof Coin – Julia Tyler
Summer First Spouse Series One–Half Ounce Gold Uncirculated Coin – Julia Tyler
Summer Julia Tyler Bronze Medal 1 5/16″
Summer American Samoa Bags and Two–Roll Set
Summer United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set™ – John Tyler (Julia Tyler)
Summer James K. Polk $1 Coin Rolls
Summer American Samoa Official First Day Coin Cover
Fall First Spouse Series One–Half Ounce Gold Proof Coin – Sarah Polk
Fall First Spouse Series One–Half Ounce Gold Uncirculated Coin – Sarah Polk
Fall Sarah Polk Bronze Medal 1 5/16″
Fall United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set™ – Sarah Polk
Fall James K. Polk $1 Coin Cover
Fall U.S. Virgin Islands Bags and Two–Roll Set
Fall U.S. Virgin Islands Official First Day Coin Cover
Fall Zachary Taylor $1 Coin Rolls
Fall Northern Marianas Islands Bags and Two–Roll Set
Winter First Spouse Series One–Half Ounce Gold Proof Coin – Margaret Taylor
Winter First Spouse Series One–Half Ounce Gold Uncirculated Coin – Margaret Taylor
Winter Margaret Taylor Bronze Medal 1 5/16″
Winter Zachary Taylor $1 Coin Cover
Winter United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set™ – Margaret Taylor
Winter Northern Mariana Islands Official First Day Coin cover

Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Released Today

Ultra High Relief GoldAlthough there has been no official press release from the US Mint, the 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle gold coin is scheduled for release today January 22, 2009 at 12:00 Noon ET.

Many are predicting huge demand for the coin, which will definitely cause long telephone order hold time waits and might slow down the US Mint’s website.

There is some information recently made available about ordering the coin. The price should be $1,189.00 per coin. This works out to a somewhat high premium of about $350 per coin.

The US Mint will be imposing a household limit of one. This limit will be in effect from the start of sales, but will be evaluated on a weekly basis.

The US Mint seems to be experiencing problems obtaining sufficient gold blanks to produce the coins. They are asking customers to prepare for a potential six to nine month wait for delivery!

Hawaii State Quarter Mintage

Hawaii State QuarterThe US Mint just posted the production figures for the Hawaii State Quarter. This was the final release of the popular 50 State Quarters Program.

The US Mint indicates production of 254,000,000 coins at the Philadelphia Mint and 263,600,000 coins at the Denver Mint for a combined total of 517,600,000.

These are preliminary production figures and includes all circulating quality coins produced by the United States Mint, including those sold to collectors in bags and rolls. Coins minted for US Mint issued Mint Sets and Proof Sets are not included.

The Hawaii State Quarter mintage actually marks the highest number for all 2008 State Quarters. The next highest was Arizona with 509.6 million for all mint marks. The lowest was Oklahoma with 416.6 million for all mint marks.

With the production figures for the final State Quarter, we now have a total for the entire State Quarter series.  The combined State Quarter mintage for the entire series is now an incredible 34,797,600,000!

US Mint’s New Pricing Policy & Price for 2009 Ultra High Relief Gold

Yesterday, the US Mint unveiled a new pricing policy for all gold and platinum numismatic products.

Under the new policy, prices can be updated as often as weekly. Adjustments will take place on Thursday mornings at 10:00 AM ET if the average price of gold for the prior week exceeds certain thresholds. The thresholds are placed at $50 increments for gold products and $100 increments for platinum products.

The pricing charts included with the US Mint’s notification included the eagerly anticipated 2009 Ultra High Relief Gold Double Eagle. This is the first indication that collectors have seen on the price for the upcoming offering.

Provided the average price of gold remains between $850 to $899.99, the coins will be priced at $1,239 each.  The coins will be released on January 22, 2009.