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Old Jan 3, 09, 9:50 pm
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The Mint's site says:
" * The United States Mint pays for standard shipping and handling of domestic orders. Any special handling will be paid by the customer.
* Orders are limited to two boxes ($500) per President.
* Specific coins are available only while supplies last.
* Please allow approximately 1-2 weeks for shipping.
* All sales are final."

I don't know how they choose to interpret the limit. In my case, I tried a different credit card but same person. Didn't try second person or alternate delivery address.
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Old Jan 3, 09, 10:03 pm
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Originally Posted by LarryG View Post
Is it 2 boxes/president for each person/household/credit card?
Household.
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Old Jan 3, 09, 11:45 pm
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Thanks for all the information and history on orders. I finally got around to ordering my first two boxes in December. I am enjoying them. Just ordered again.

I have learned from one of my kids and his friends who sometime work as valets that they would LOVE getting them as tips. They usually have to pool their tips. They are honest while some of the guys may not be (they have NEVER once gotten back as much as they turned in to the pool, odds of that seem rare). Anyway the company they work for lets the kids keep any coins given as a tip - they don't want to bother with them in the pool. The boys said they would be thrilled to get them.

I have not had anyone at a fast-food place or grocery store even look at them twice. They just give me my change. I have never minded 1 or 2 Euro coins or their predecessors and I find I am liking these for smaller purchases. (and tipping)
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Old Jan 5, 09, 6:29 pm
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Went to bank today with 5 boxes...they thought something funny was going on.
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Old Jan 5, 09, 6:46 pm
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My bank has asked if I were looking for error coins. Don't know how I would do that without opening the rolls I've taken to the bank, but ...
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Old Jan 5, 09, 7:30 pm
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Originally Posted by icurhere2 View Post
My bank has asked if I were looking for error coins. Don't know how I would do that without opening the rolls I've taken to the bank, but ...
x-ray decoder ring?
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Old Jan 5, 09, 11:11 pm
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Originally Posted by broog View Post
Went to bank today with 5 boxes...they thought something funny was going on.
No offense, but I would too...if someone walked in with that many coins into a bank - wouldn't you be suspicious?
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Old Jan 6, 09, 12:40 am
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Originally Posted by SuperFlyBoy View Post
No offense, but I would too...if someone walked in with that many coins into a bank - wouldn't you be suspicious?
But not as suspicious as walking OUT with that many coins.

BTW, be wary of coin deposit fees. My credit union only allows $200 in coin deposits per month before the fees start. I personally haven't found this to be too much of a problem as I've been able to spend them quite well in place of cash/checks so far.
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Old Jan 6, 09, 2:49 am
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Smile Native American coin

I also ordered 2 boxes of these coins. I'm at my limit of 2 boxes per president! I've been using them at stores that don't accept credit cards and also for paying & tipping parking attendants. I've never had a problem using them! Thanks so much for all your help! mahalo & aloha, john
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Old Jan 6, 09, 8:42 am
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Originally Posted by AKronin View Post
BTW, be wary of coin deposit fees. My credit union only allows $200 in coin deposits per month before the fees start.
Ouch. Coin deposit fees at a credit union surprise me. Though a former credit union of mine went bonkers with fees a few years ago unless you met an absurd minimum balance requirement (absurd not because the value was so high, but because the interest rate on the account was too low to justify leaving that much money in there).

My current credit union took the ~$1500 in mint rolls I had with no questions. I broke all the Washington and Adams rolls looking for plain-edge dollars, and since the credit union's coin counter didn't take dollar coins ( ), I hand rolled that ~$1000 and deposited it with no problems. Not a question was asked other than if I wanted to keep the plastic trays holding the rolls.
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Old Jan 6, 09, 4:07 pm
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Anyone getting this message now when checking out?

Please note that the price of 2007 Circulating $1 Coin Direct Ship Rolls - James Madison (Y04) has changed from $250.00 to $0.00 since you placed it in you Shopping Cart.
It was a part of a larger order, wasn't sure what it meant. I went back to the catalog, saw it was still available, put it into my cart again, and was told I had exceeded my maximum (as now the cart had 4 of them).

So, took it back down to 2, again it priced at $500, but at checkout, again I got that same message.

I finally just checked out, and noticed that my order actually has 2 boxes of the Madison's, but for $0.

Does this mean I'm so lucky as to receive 2 free boxes of these?
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Old Jan 6, 09, 7:05 pm
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Originally Posted by thehawk75 View Post
I finally just checked out, and noticed that my order actually has 2 boxes of the Madison's, but for $0.

Does this mean I'm so lucky as to receive 2 free boxes of these?
Lucky?? Not quite. At $0 you would also earn 0 miles, which would defeat the whole purpose of the true FTer mission. If they do come for free, you have to call and complain that you're missing your miles.
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Old Jan 7, 09, 12:52 am
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Originally Posted by thehawk75 View Post
Anyone getting this message now when checking out?



It was a part of a larger order, wasn't sure what it meant. I went back to the catalog, saw it was still available, put it into my cart again, and was told I had exceeded my maximum (as now the cart had 4 of them).

So, took it back down to 2, again it priced at $500, but at checkout, again I got that same message.

I finally just checked out, and noticed that my order actually has 2 boxes of the Madison's, but for $0.

Does this mean I'm so lucky as to receive 2 free boxes of these?
There is a huge thread at slickdeals right now about this error. People actually think the US mint is going to send them $500 for free(or $5 shipping).
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Old Jan 7, 09, 5:25 am
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Just ordered $500 of the Native American coins...

Was charged $500 too... (free shipping)

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Old Jan 7, 09, 7:47 am
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Originally Posted by aau View Post
There is a huge thread at slickdeals right now about this error. People actually think the US mint is going to send them $500 for free(or $5 shipping).
I saw this over at SD-I'm afraid all this will do is mess up the system for those of us that have been placing orders all along.I imagine the Mint is going to take a much closer look at all orders now.
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