Friday, June 19th, 2009, 12:23 pm
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I received a shipment yesterday of $10,000 worth of coins from the US Mint!
When I first posted about the Mint deal last June there was a limit of $500 per President. I wrote about my somewhat difficult experience depositing the coins in that post as well.
For those of you not familiar with the mint deal, you can buy coins at face value with free shipping and charge them to any credit card.
Since then I’ve switched to Chase bank where the tellers don’t even bat an eye at my typical $5,000 coin deposit. I’m in and out within 3 minutes.
More recently I noticed that the quantity limits for the Native American dollar coins were no longer listed on the site.
So I placed a $10,000 order and I got them less than a week later!
Sure I need to shlep 4 boxes each weighing 40 pounds to the bank, but hey, 10,000 Starwood points is 10,000 Starwood points! (Using a past Starpoint redemption of mine that netted a return of 52 cents per Starpoint that’s worth $5,200, although more conventional wisdom would place a value of about $300 on them…)