After launching a desperate search on the US Mint website for some way out of this Catch-22 situation, I found an insert titled “e-mail form” in the Customer service section, which seems to be a new addition (as earlier, the mint website insisted that a customer in distress whether US or International should only make long distance calls and there was no mechanism for reaching the US Mint through e-mail).
However, if one selects Hungary or another country not having the letters/initials of a US State, then there is no problem. I have taken up this “technical” problem through your website about a week ago, but the problem has still not been rectified.
I am interested in buying the ATB 2014 Proof set and the Annual uncirculated 2014 coin set, as I have collected the entire series issued so far, but am unable to proceed further due to this problem. Please help me out so that I may book the required orders for delivery to my residence in India”.
Posted on 04.06.14:
Within hours of my posting this piece on my blog, I have received a communication from the Customer Service Department at the US Mint that they are no longer shipping to India (such promptness in responding to customer enquiries !!).
Now the question is, why India has not been taken off the drop down section of the countries where US Mint products are shipped, so as to avoid confusion in the minds of Numismatists here and how has the address in my previously shipped orders changed to "US" from "India"? Perhaps the decision not to ship to India has been taken very recently (i.e. after reading my post?) (:-).
As of now, my US citizenship stays confirmed, although, I am going to miss the US Mint products !!
1) New $ 100 Bill with Additional Security Features
2) The Great Seal of the United States of America
3) Native American Themed Dollar Coins Programme
4) Susan Anthony Dollar
5) State Commemorative Quarters Coin Programme
6) Westward Journey Nickels Coin Series 2004-2006
7) America The Beautiful Quarters Programme - 2010
8) America The Beautiful Quarters Programme - 2011
9) America The Beautiful Quarters Programme - 2012
10) America The Beautiful Quarters Programme - 2013
11) America The Beautiful Quarters Programme - 2014
12) America the Beautiful Quarters Programme - 2015
13) US Bicentennial coins
14) Forever Stamps - Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the US Civil War 1861-1865
15) Commemorating the 225th Anniversary of the U.S. Marshals with coins
16) American Gold Eagle Coins
17) American Gold Buffalo Coins
18) America the Beautiful Quarters - 2016