To honor slain President John F. Kennedy, the U. S. Mint began issuing a new half dollar coin in 1964.
This, being the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy half dollar, and since the bank didn't have nor were they willing to get them for me, I placed an order with the U.S. Mint.
To me coins are real money, not paper, so ordering direct from the Mint was a dream...turned nightmare.
Instead of a 200-count bag of half dollars I got a single, 25-count roll of dollar coins featuring President Millard Fillmore, which I shipped back at my cost the next day.
Well, so much for my little birthday treat for myself, but I want something to dispense for Trick or Treat this Halloween so I reordered and got my bag of big, silvery coins.
The U. S. Mint has been promising me a refund for the screwed up first order in 3-5 business days, for the last two months.
Today they tell me they never got the dollar coins back, but my USPS tracking number says they are lying.
After a frustrating hour on the phone with customer service, I went to my mailbox and found one piece of mail.
Yup, you guessed it,
I just got
a catalog from THE U. S. MINT!