Survey results for the 50 State Coin program

Aaron Swartz filed this request with the U.S. Mint of the United States of America.
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From: Aaron Swartz

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. In the U.S. Mint's report "50 State Quarters Report: 10 Years of Honoring Our Nation’s History and Heritage" (available at <>), it writes:

"The United States Mint conducted national surveys to track the 50 State Quarters Program through 2005. Survey results indicated steady growth in the number of adults collecting the state quarters. Conducted in May 2005, the last survey showed that 147 million adults continued to collect the 50 State Quarters."

I hereby request the following records: the results of these surveys.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Aaron Swartz

From: Saunders-Mitchell, Kathleen

Mr. Swartz please contact the Disclosure Office of the United States Mint regarding your undated FOIA request received today, January 29, 2013.

From: U.S. Mint

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: U.S. Mint

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: MuckRock

Hi Kathleen,

Just tried calling over and left a message. Please let me know when would be good to talk, or if you have questions that I can answer via email.

From: Saunders-Mitchell, Kathleen

I have no further questions. You should be receiving an acknowlegment letter shortly.

Thank you.

From: U.S. Mint

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: U.S. Mint

From: Saunders-Mitchell, Kathleen

I am away from the office today but you should have received a response to your request. Did you not receive the survey results?

From: Saunders-Mitchell, Kathleen

Mr. Swartz, your response to the FOIA request below was mailed to you on Feb. 21, 2013. Should you have any further questions, please feel free to cont6act me.