(Washington, D.C.)—The U.S. Mint announced today that it is discontinuing all mail orders effective September 30, 2017. [Editor’s note: The Mint announced in 2015 that it would be discontinuing mail orders in 2016; however, it canceled that plan two days later, stating that the mail-order policy would be under review.]
The Mint will return any mail orders received after September 30 with instructions for placing orders online or by phone.
The consumer-products industry is increasingly adopting Web-based sales channels, including mobile applications, that give the public more efficient, cost-effective, and faster ways to purchase products. The Mint is following this trend in an effort to better serve all its customers, and provide a more convenient and consistent ordering experience.
Future orders will be accepted at the Mint’s online catalog at www.catalog.usmint.gov or via telephone at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468), seven days a week from 8 a.m. to midnight ET. ❑