Buy Presidential Dollar Coins with CC @ Face Value, Free Shipping
UPDATE JUL 22, 2011: Announcement from US Mint: The United States Mint has eliminated the credit and debit card purchase of $1 Coins through its Direct Ship Program effective July 22, 2011. Customers who wish to purchase $1 coins through the Direct Ship Program can still do so by wire transfer, check, or money order.
When placing an order, the pull-down shipping option may list a standard shipping price of $4.95. When you continue to the next screen, you should see the shipping amount change to "Shipping and Handling $0.00" on the order summary/review screen before you submit your order.
Last edited by anthonyanthony; Jul 22, 11 at 6:29 pm.
Reason: Update for announcement by US Mint
Programs: UA 2P (yay!), US, AA, WN; HH, *W, MR, GP+, PC (non-elite on all)
Hmm, only 4,000 boxes to get lifetime Gold on AA... who'll be the next PresidentialCoinGuy?
(I use cash so rarely that this would only be worthwhile for me if I just deposited them at the bank, which not only goes against the spirit of the program, but is also just a major pain in the butt... not to mention that the most I'd make out of it would be 1.5%, which isn't worth the hassle of schlepping coins to the bank.)
Does anyone know if this posts to the credit card as a normal purchase or as a cash advance? I poked around the site, but did not find this information.
It just shows up as a normal purchase. I have bought several things off of thier site including the gold buffalo. If you do order something that is out of stock they won't bill your credit card until the item ships.
Right now, there are only 8 Presidential $1 coins issued.
A president has to be no longer living to have the coin issued.
Since we are only up to president #43 (Yes, Grover Cleveland gets two coins!) and of the 43, 4 are still alive. So even if it was 2016 (the projected end of the program) already, there will only be 39 coins (x2 = 78 boxes) available for purchase.
(Though indeed, it is possible that one or more of the currently living four may not live to 2016, but this still means only 86 boxes available at most in 2016)
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