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GregAlex
JackRehner wrote:
But it is possible the outfits like Coin Vault would not be interested in cards without a broad subject appeal, such as the space-themed cards. War anniversary cards might have sufficient  non-card collector appeal, but I doubt most cards would.


Frankly, I hope they do lose interest. But I would expect the Bureau to start latching on to the topics of broadest appeal, going forward. They will be closely tied to whatever topics the Mint chooses; I think the tail is now wagging the dog. 

I will say that the BEP does respond to demands from the collector community, if they are numerous and consistent. That's what led to the return of currency on cards last year. But we have to be vocal. That means letters and emails to BEP reps, not just forum posts.
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mikelaw
Any phone numbers or other contact information ? Great idea. I’ll call/email. Thanks.
Mike
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DepressionScripGuy (Rod)
I was curious how many TCV bought up so I went to their website.  They only offer the one souvenir card for $80.  I tried to add 50 of them to my cart and I got this...    How many they have sold or are holding back is unknown but I would guess they have most of them listed for sale.

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nirvana
Is anyone aware of a forum, website, etc where an individual/collector can formally issue a recommendation to the BEP? It appears from earlier posts the BEP reps meet with SCCS Board members at various shows and listen to their input. Maybe we could support the SCCS request by more direct action from other collectors. Sort of like the old "strength in numbers" approach.
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GregAlex
nirvana wrote:
Is anyone aware of a forum, website, etc where an individual/collector can formally issue a recommendation to the BEP? It appears from earlier posts the BEP reps meet with SCCS Board members at various shows and listen to their input. Maybe we could support the SCCS request by more direct action from other collectors. Sort of like the old "strength in numbers" approach.


Another reason to become an SCCS member. :-) Yes, typically at one of the ANA shows if the BEP is an exhibitor, we will have an informal roundtable meeting where BEP reps bring mock-ups of upcoming intaglio print designs. Any SCCS member is welcome. We offer our opinions and make suggestions for possible future themes. I'm not sure how much clout we actually have, but at least there's a direct conversation.

I don't know of a site or forum that the Bureau monitors for input, but that would be a good question to ask at the next roundtable -- probably this August in Chicago. I usually go directly to Kevin Brown if I have a question or suggestion. He is the BEP Marketing Director. I'd rather not post his email in public where bots can pick it up, but I'm happy to supply it if you send me a PM. He is generally very responsive.
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GregAlex
DepressionScripGuy (Rod) wrote:
I was curious how many TCV bought up so I went to their website.  They only offer the one souvenir card for $80.  I tried to add 50 of them to my cart and I got this...    How many they have sold or are holding back is unknown but I would guess they have most of them listed for sale.
 


That's an interesting test, Rod. At this point they have probably had their sales spike, so what's left may not be the best indicator. But maybe we should all keep an eye on their site for the 2nd card to appear. Those are just coming out now, so it shouldn't be long. As soon as it shows up, see what the maximum order amount is. Of course, they may have a cap on how many can be purchased at a time, but it's worth a shot.
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mikelaw
Interesting test Rod. Maybe collectors were responsible for sellout ? Anyway, the 2nd card arrived yesterday ..$17 with subscription program. Let’s keep campaigning for paper currency reprints.



Mike
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GregAlex
The first two Moon cards are now posted on the SCCS photo gallery, catalog numbers B-332 and 333. You might need to refresh your web page for them to show up.
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GregAlex
I see the second card has shown up on The Coin Vault's website -- also for $80:
https://www.thecoinvault.com/p-16757-apollo-11-50th-anniversary-2019-engraved-print-the-eagle-has-landed.aspx

I tried putting 100 into my Cart, but that was automatically reduced to 30 because it "exceeded stock on hand." I would be surprised if 30 was all they had on hand, although perhaps they have an inside track to order more from the Mint, if needed. They don't seem to be putting much effort into marketing this one.

The first card no longer shows up on TCV's site. Did they sell out or just give up? Who knows.
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DepressionScripGuy (Rod)
I see someone is trying my trick.. LOL.

That sucks, the BEP really dropped the ball on getting these prints into the hands of collectors.
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signal6271

Apollo 11 50th Anniversary 2019 Engraved Print: Giant Leap

https://catalog.usmint.gov/apollo-11-50th-anniversary-engraved-print-giant-leap-B49298.html
Washington (DC)
Engravings
$20.00
This product will be available for sale on July 19, 2019, at 12 noon (ET).
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  • To celebrate the first manned Moon landing on July 20, 1969, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing is proud to present the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Engraved Print Collection.
  • Giant Leap is the final print in this collection.
Tony [biggrin]
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GregAlex
Something tells me this last card isn't going to sell out.
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