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Bulk Load of Fun
June 09, 2010



Have you still got the circulation finds bug and got a spare $50,000 lying around?

Then boy has has the Mint got a deal for you.

Yesterday it announced its bulk purchase program for the America the Beautiful quarters.

For the handy-dandy sum of $50,000 you can be the proud owner of what is called one bulk bag filled with 200,000 quarters.

Shipping and handling costs $1,500 and payment must made by bank wire transfer so buyers can’t play any more games earning airline miles on credit card purchases of coins for basically face value.

When you get the coins you can dive in and be the first on your block to discover any potential error coins that might have found their way into the bulk bag.

How long will it take you?

I remember going through a bag of 1995 cents looking for the doubled die. There were three of us and it took about two hours as I recall.

So, six hours for every 5,000 coins and that works out to 120 hours of fun. That’s like sitting through 60 movies.

Is that worth $51,500 to you?

Then go ahead and make the Mint’s day. Order that bulk bag now.

E-mail orders to atbbulk@usmint.treas.gov. For more information, visit http://usmint.gov/mint_programs/atb/bulk/



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About the Author
David C. Harper has been a coin collector since 1963. He joined the Krause Publications editorial staff in 1978 and is currently editor of Numismatic News, Bank Note Reporter and World Coin News. He also edits two books annually, North American Coins & Prices and Coin Digest. He is the author of the Class of '63 column that runs each week in Numismatic News. His first bylined numismatic article appeared in the June 1971 issue of Coins Magazine and his various Krause Publications assignments included a stint as editor of the magazine 1980-1983. Harper received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1977. He had a double major of journalism and economics.

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