Here's an interesting tidbit on the FCR - P puck..Just received the Holiday Gift Guide from the U.S. Mint and they are advertising the first 4 pucks of 2019 but have omitted to advertise the FCR puck. Me thinks there might be a reason for this omission.
I was told they are undergoing some restaffing and have therefore not been able to provide updated numbers.
But I inquired about '19AN' (Frank Church 5 oz P...) and was told the sales figure is 16,429. Now that sounds incredibly high. The sales figures for the other four 2019 P-pucks are 14682, 13877, 14332 and 13341 as of Nov03.
I hope they get their act together and provide the public with sales figures soon.
I did a little more digging and the FCR - ATB Quarters Three-Coin Set sold on November 26th did not make the Holiday Gift Guide either and I'm pretty sure they are not sold out. Man, I thought I was on to something. Who doesn't love a good Conspiracy Theory.
16.4 K does sound high for a puck that wasn't available for very long......
Dave, I'm pretty sure the ones you purchased directly from the mint are the burnished versions that have a mint mark. The price guide is referring to the bullion version. They tend to have a shinier finish. Sometimes the finish is shiny enough that it appears proof like.