The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is reporting that the “U.S. Mint has extended the deadline for individual purchases of San Francisco Old Mint commemorative coins until Dec. 15, and will allow bulk purchases of the coins from Dec. 1 through Dec. 20.”

In an email sent on behalf of ANA Executive Director Chris Cipoletti to ANA members who signed up to receive announcement from the organization, the Mint reports about half of the 500,000 silver and 100,000 gold commemoratives have been sold thus far. The program would raise $8.5 million if these commemoratives are sold out. Total cost for the restoration of the San Francisco Old Mint is estimated at $86 million and should be completed in 2010.

To purchase these commemorative coins, visit the Mint’s online catalog at

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