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Old Jan 20, 10, 5:53 pm
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Originally Posted by Miami305 View Post
Anyone not getting the confirmation emails from the mint? Usually I get the emails from them (with the tracking #) the morning that shipment arrives, but I haven't gotten anything lately.
That's a roger. I was pretty surprised to see the UPS guy early today.
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Old Jan 20, 10, 6:04 pm
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Originally Posted by megamega View Post
Don't mean to be snarky, but I'm sure you'll see the benefit to having paper dollars the next time you need to pay $500+ in cash. Those coins are mighty heavy to carry around.
You must have a George Costanza sized wallet if you pay $500 in dollar bills... haha It seems to work fine over in Europe with the 1 euro coin.
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Old Jan 20, 10, 6:07 pm
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Originally Posted by Miami305 View Post
Anyone not getting the confirmation emails from the mint? Usually I get the emails from them (with the tracking #) the morning that shipment arrives, but I haven't gotten anything lately.

Yes, I too did not get a confirmation email from the mint recently. When I checked my account with them online, it showed shipment in progress and gave a tracking number, which, when clicked, turned out to be an "unidentified" shipment on the UPS website, with no delivery info available. However, yesterday morning I received an automated recording call by phone from UPS, advising me the package would be delivered and required a signature, and voila -- they were here about an hour later.

Perhaps they are no longer sending conf emails to customers who have online accounts with them?
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Old Jan 20, 10, 6:40 pm
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Originally Posted by BarbiJKM View Post
Perhaps they are no longer sending conf emails to customers who have online accounts with them?
Mine was without an account.
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Old Jan 20, 10, 7:47 pm
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Originally Posted by Miami305 View Post
Anyone not getting the confirmation emails from the mint? Usually I get the emails from them (with the tracking #) the morning that shipment arrives, but I haven't gotten anything lately.
Yes, 7 shipments today no emails. I thought I hit the lottery when the UPS man showed up.
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Old Jan 20, 10, 7:50 pm
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Hey DD look here!

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Order Status: Your order request has been shipped.

2001 SACAGAWEA $250 BOX $1 COINS 2 $250.00 $500.00 2 units shipped on 01/20/2010
2010 NATIVE AMERICAN $250 BOX $1 COINS 20 $250.00 $5,000.00 20 units shipped on 01/20/2010

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Ordered Jan 14, shipped Jan 20

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Old Jan 20, 10, 8:11 pm
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Originally Posted by Miami305 View Post
Anyone not getting the confirmation emails from the mint? Usually I get the emails from them (with the tracking #) the morning that shipment arrives, but I haven't gotten anything lately.
I got an confirmation email -- and a message on my voice mail from UPS informing me of the incipient delivery. I never had a UPS phone call before -- for anything. And, I do have an account with the Mint.

Ordered Jan 10, 2010
Shipped Jan 14, 2010 (and US Mint email)
UPS Call Jan 15, 2010
Received Jan 15, 2010

$500 of Native American Tree of Peace coins.
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Old Jan 20, 10, 8:19 pm
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today's deposit :(

A while back, I posted that I opened a business savings account so I wouldn't need to deal with begging the bank to do me a favor.
So, I started receiving coins again, and of course, now this (once cool) bank is giving me trouble...

Teller: "You can't put $2000 in one bag, sir"
Me: "Okay, well the deposit bag has printed on it that you may put 2000 1$ coins in it."
... points at deposit bag ...
Teller: "I know that sir, but we only accept up to $500 per bag"
Me: "Why?"
...she goes and talks to the teller leader....
Teller: "We'll accept it this time."
...
Teller: "You know there is a fee for depositing coins?"
Me: "Yes, it should be $4, as listed in the schedule of fees"
Teller: "No, its $8."
... back and forth ...
Me: "So when the schedule of fees says $4 per bag for sorted coins, it really means for 'rolled' coins and 8$ fee for unsorted coins, doesn't mean for a mixed bag of coins, as the words would lead me to believe, but it means $8 for any bag filled with unrolled coins?"
Teller: "Correct."
Me: "Well, I'm glad we've established you're just making things up, because the words in the schedule of fees make very clear distincitions in usage between rolled, sorted, and unsorted."
Teller: "How would you like to pay the $8"
Me: "Cash"

So here I am back at the same place, I tried to do the right thing and open a business account so I could pay for the hassle of dealing with these coins... Off to try a new branch next time I guess.
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Old Jan 20, 10, 11:35 pm
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I paid taxes in an estrogen zone. It was a little dicey.
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Old Jan 21, 10, 11:32 am
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Originally Posted by rajuabju View Post

I wish we'd stop printing paper dollar bills. such an utter waste of resources.
I suspect this is what it will take for the dollar coins to gain wide acceptance. I really wish they'd make them the size of the classic and IKE dollars. Those feel like dollars.
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Old Jan 21, 10, 11:33 am
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Originally Posted by megamega View Post
Don't mean to be snarky, but I'm sure you'll see the benefit to having paper dollars the next time you need to pay $500+ in cash. Those coins are mighty heavy to carry around.
Then you're likely going to be using $20s and $50s rather than paper $1s!
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Old Jan 21, 10, 11:35 am
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I successfully received one batch of the 2010 NA's.. But subsequent order attempts have been cancelled. Anyone had success in getting more than $5k of the 2010's and if so how'd you do it?
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Old Jan 21, 10, 11:37 am
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Originally Posted by rajuabju View Post
Yea, I didnt articulate it well, I was only talking about the $1 bill.

Of course, if we ever did get rid of ALL paper money, we could have $10 and $50 and $20 coins as well, but I'm not advocating that because it would be too radical of a change, for now.
Back in the day, there were gold $1, $2.5, $3, $4, $5, $10, and $20 coins and a proposed (samples struck but never circulated) $50 coin. Perhaps one day they'll live again.

The gold, silver, and platinum bullion coins have a face value. The 1 oz gold is $50 and I think the 1 oz platinums are $100. You'd be foolish to use them as such, but if the value of gold or platinum ever fell drastically I guess they could always be used for their monetary face value.

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Old Jan 21, 10, 11:40 am
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Originally Posted by enfuego View Post
When people say they pay with rolls, do they literarily pay with rolled coins or unroll first? I need to buy a money order from the post office tomorrow to pay for a visa and was wondering what the most effective etiquette is.
When I buy gas, I hand the attendant a mint wrapped roll. Have never had a problem. If they want to open them and count them I have no problem with that.
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Old Jan 21, 10, 11:43 am
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Originally Posted by Astrophsx View Post
You must have a George Costanza sized wallet if you pay $500 in dollar bills... haha It seems to work fine over in Europe with the 1 euro coin.
Of course most folk don't carry around a lot of $1s but opt for bigger bills to keep down the volume. Canada has the "looney", their "silver" dollar and I believe also has a $2 coin in circulation.
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