Dear Clients of Penn Metals,

Due to an unforeseen and unpredictable personal health crisis of the owner of the business, Penn Metals will cease to operate and accept new orders effective Friday December 9th, 2016.

During the first 10 months of 2016, Penn Metals processed over 26,000 orders for over 8,500 clients. We really appreciate your support and business.

Although the vast majority of clients have already had their orders shipped in full, there are a number of orders from the past month that are still open (most were due to ship in the past 10 days or next 5 days, or they were presales of 2017 issues).

As of today, an interim management team has taken over to assist with the fulfillment of all outstanding orders.

The plan:

Our plan is simple and straight forward. Any checks received in the last few days, as well as any received going forward, will be returned to the purchaser and the order cancelled with our sincere apologies.

For clients that paid by credit card, eCheck or another payment method, we will be processing either a full refund or shipping either your full order or partial order (with any unavailable items as a refund).

All clients with open orders will be contacted regarding the refund method and progress on their order shipping method within the next seven days (by December 16, 2016) and all will be shipped, refunded (or a combination of shipped/refunded) within the next 14 days (by December 23, 2016). To repeat, all orders will either be refunded or shipped (or a combination of both) by December 23, 2016).

We apologize in advance for the uncertainty and inconvenience that this action will cause and ask that you remain patient while we work through the backlog of orders that we have on hand.

As you can imagine, we are expecting a number of phone calls on this matter in the days ahead. Please feel free to leave a message and we will endeavor to return your call and give you an update. You can also contact us by e-mail at

Again, please accept our apologies for the inconvenience of this closing and know that we are working diligently to wind up each and every last open order.

Thank You.

Penn Metals Group

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