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Selling Coins At Post Offices?

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 Posted 01/24/2022  10:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I'd be good with the mint selling at Costco. Imagine pallets full of mint products next to the wine section, and maybe some specially boxed accumulations of rolled coin.

They did something like that back in 1987. They sold the Constitution commemoratives in the jewelry dept at K-mart. It was amazing. They would take plastic and were selling the gold and silver sets for $235 and selling them hand over fist. At the coin shop we couldn't sell a single one at $110 (melt was $105 at the time), but we didn't take plastic. People would come in the shop, look at the sets discuss them, and then go buy them at K-mart.
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 Posted 01/25/2022  3:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nick10 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The US Mint might have better luck convincing a bank than USPS. IIRC certain Bicentennial mint products were sold at banks during 1976.
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 Posted 01/25/2022  3:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DanFielding to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Might be a good idea to sell at banks. When people need rolls of coins where do they go? The Bank! Might get some people to buy some mint products while they're there. I know I would, save on the shipping and I get them immediately
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 Posted 01/25/2022  3:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Remember back in the late '60s and early '70s when gas stations would give away glassware and cutlery with every fill-up? Now they could give away mint sets--clad, of course.
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 Posted 01/25/2022  4:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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The US Mint might have better luck convincing a bank than USPS.

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Might be a good idea to sell at banks.
I remember seeing Statehood Quarters being sold at my Credit Union, though I forget which product options they had.
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 Posted 01/26/2022  9:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Remember back in the late '60s and early '70s when gas stations would give away glassware and cutlery with every fill-up?

Goes back further than that. The practice started back around or shortly before the Great Depression. My family has a near complete four or six person setting of Green Horseshoe pattern glassware acquired through those fill up gifts back then. (one setting is plate, salad plate, cup and saucer, soup bowl, plus we have the serving trays punchbowl, ladle etc. The only thing we don't have is the covered butter dish.)
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