The Columbus Dispatch
Last State Restricted Silver Walking Liberty Bank Rolls go to Ohio residents
Ohio residents get first dibs on last remaining lank Rolls loaded with U9S9 Gov’t issued Silver Walking Liberties dating back to the early w1uu’s some worth up to WUU times their face value for the next v days STATE DISTRIBUTION: A strict limit of l State
“It’s a miracle these State Restricted Bank Rolls even exist. That’s why Hotline Operators are bracing for the flood of calls,” said Laura Lynne, U.S. Coin and Currency Director for the National Mint and Treasury.
For the next 2 days the last remaining State of Ohio Restricted Bank Rolls loaded with rarely seen U.S. Gov’t issued Silver Walking Liberties are actually being handed over to Ohio residents who call the State Tollfree Hotlines listed in today’s newspaper publication.
“National Mint and Treasury recently spoke with its Chief Professional Numismatist who said ‘Very few people have ever actually saw one of these rarely seen Silver Walking Liberties issued by the U.S. Gov’t back in the early 1900’s. But to actually find them sealed away in State Restricted Bank Rolls is like finding buried treasure. So anyone lucky enough to get their hands on these Bank Rolls had better hold on to them,’” Lynne said.
“Now that the State of Ohio Restricted Bank Rolls are being offered up we won’t be surprised if thousands of Ohio residents claim the maximum limit allowed of 4 Bank Rolls per resident before they’re all gone,” said Lynne.
“That’s because after the Bank Rolls were loaded with 15 rarely seen Silver Walking Liberties, each verified to meet a minimum collector grade of very good or above, the dates and mint marks of the U.S. Gov’t issued Silver Walking Liberty Half Dollars sealed away inside the State of Ohio Restricted Bank Rolls have never been searched. But, we do know that some of these coins date clear back to the early 1900’s and are worth up to 100 times their face value, so there is no telling what Ohio residents will find until they sort through all the coins,” Lynne went on to say.
And here’s the best part. If you are a resident of the state of Ohio you cover only the $39 per coin state minimum set by the National Mint and Treasury, that’s fifteen rarely seen U.S. Gov’t issued Silver Walking Liberties worth up to 100 times their face value for just $585 which is a real steal because non state residents must pay $118 per coin which totals $1,770 if any coins remain after the 2-day deadline.
The only thing Ohio residents need to do is call the State Toll-free Hotlines printed in today’s newspaper publication before the 2-day order deadline ends.
“Rarely seen U.S. Gov’t issued silver coins like these are highly sought after, but we’ve never seen anything like this before. According to The Official Red Book, a Guide Book of United States Coins many Silver Walking Liberty Half Dollars are now worth $40 - $825 each in collector value,” Lynne said.
“We’re guessing thousands of Ohio residents will be taking the maximum limit of 4 Bank Rolls because they make such amazing gifts for any occasion for children, parents, grandparents, friends and loved ones,” Lynne continued.
“We know the phones will be ringing off the hook. That’s why hundreds of Hotline Operators are standing by to answer the phones beginning at 8:30 am this morning. We’re going to do our best, but with just 2 days to answer all the calls it won’t be easy. So make sure to tell everyone to keep calling if all lines are busy. We’ll do our best to answer them all.” Lynne said.
The only thing readers of today’s newspaper publication need to do is make sure they are a resident of the state of Ohio and call the National Toll-free Hotlines before the 2-day deadline ends midnight tomorrow.