Ryder Resigns as U.S. Mint Director

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U.S. Mint photo of David J. Ryder
U.S. Mint photo of David J. Ryder

David Ryder resigned as the United States Mint Director, the U.S. Treasury Department announced Friday, Sept. 24. Alison Doone, who previously served as Chief Administrative Officer at the Mint, will lead the bureau as the new Acting Director beginning on Oct. 1.

The following is the Treasury Department press release announcing the change:

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced Alison Doone as the new Acting Director of the U.S. Mint. Doone previously served as Chief Administrative Officer at the Mint. Doone’s first day as Acting Director will be on October 1 as Director David J. Ryder leaves the bureau to pursue new opportunities.

"I’m excited to serve the U.S. Mint as Acting Director to help it continue its important work," said Alison Doone. "I look forward to working alongside the devoted Mint employees across the country and supporting our ongoing efforts to ensure that we are operating efficiently and producing quality products for the American people."

"We thank Director Ryder for his dedicated service to the U.S. Mint and welcome Alison to serve in this role," said Deputy Secretary Wally Adeyemo. "It is essential for the U.S. Mint to continue its critical operations to produce our coinage amid increased demand and safeguard American assets. I have confidence that Alison’s leadership will help us carry out this mission."

"It was an honor to serve as the 34th and the 39th Director of the U.S. Mint," said Director David J. Ryder. "During this global pandemic, the U.S. Mint has showcased American excellence.  Not only did the Mint meet its primary mission of producing circulating coinage, but it generated near-record revenue by introducing wildly popular numismatic products at a time in which many of its peers around the world ceased operations. Thank you to all of the employees who work tirelessly and play a role in ensuring that the Mint can meet the demands of the public, deliver quality products, and operate effectively. I know that with Alison serving as Acting Director, the Mint will continue to do just that."

Doone, a member of the Senior Executive Service since 2004, has served as the Mint’s Chief Administrative Officer since March 2021.

Before beginning her work with the Mint, Ms. Doone served as the Chief Financial Officer for the Department of Education from August 2018 to March 2021; Deputy Chief Financial Officer at the Department of Energy from January 2013 to August 2018; Chief Financial Officer at the General Services Administration from September 2010 to January 2013; Chief and Deputy Chief Financial Officer at the Internal Revenue Service from August 2005 to September 2010; and, Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Drug Enforcement Administration from June 2004 to August 2005. Prior to her appointments in the SES, Ms. Doone served as a Senior Level (SL), Deputy Staff Director for Management at the Federal Election Commission from November 1999 to June 2004.

Ms. Doone holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Pennsylvania State University and a Master’s degree in finance from the University of Michigan.

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Lonnie

Best thing that could have happened

Rich

We won’t be fooled again

Mammoth

Who’s Next…?

gary

meet the new boss same as the old boss

Uncle Sams Nephew

I wish Director Ryder best wishes but more importantly, I wish that my coin orders, and all other coin collector’s coin orders that are “in process” or “backordered” could be fulfilled before he cleans out his desk. I don’t appreciate IOU’s.

Rich

Now factor in this news on the USPS delivery of items after they undergo the Mint’s processing, handling and shipping:

USPS To Slow Mail Delivery Beginning Friday; ‘Will Be Slower Than In 1970s’; ‘Disastrous’…

SENZA

Take the Blue Pill if you think you have been screwed by the US Mint – Take the Red Pill if you know you have been screwed by the US Mint. Funny how Government criminals are allowed to resign – this guy should have been thrown out for running one of the biggest Government shams in history. Bravo to all the brave collector’s who stepped up and said “enough already”. We want all of our back ordered coins NOW and we don’t want to see the US Mint offering any products unless those products are in -hand and ready to… Read more »

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Michael Irwin

Senza, would have been cool to have Neo in a Mint Workers Uniform and the bullets be U.S. Coins (halted in mid air) with a U.S.P.S. delivery truck in the background.

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SENZA

I like your thinking

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Late & Slow

Ryder was known to be cozy with Dealers. Installed ABP for big buyers. Couldn’t fix card charger on website. Good Rydence.

Mammoth

Ryder leaves the bureau to pursue new opportunities.

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domenic

FYI folks….my reverse set ship today!!!! Guess Ryder leaving was the drano needed to unclog the pipeline! LOL

SENZA

Congrats – I’m still waiting for an email even though I was told yesterday the same thing. Your message brings hope!

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SENZA

Likewise, it seems most of us are on the same boat at the moment – whoever sees land (or Reverse Proofs) first let out a yell.

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SENZA

Wait I want to conga too – could you just dunk your head underwater and find that key and hand it to me before you go – thanks

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JWP

I got my shipping confirmation this afternoon also. Now all I hope is that the USPS doesn’t lose it and can deliver it this year! At 69 I still believe in SANTA (just hope he doesn’t work for the USPS).

SENZA

Right On – this is one of my favorite images ( can’t bring myself to say meme oops) and I don’t mind bringing it out a bit early just for the occasion.

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SENZA

Amazing comparison US Mint – Kardashians = double Yuk!

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Seth Riesling

“Santa’s coming, and so am I!” – from a nasty greeting card I saw at a boutique shop once with Santa sitting on a toilet. Lol. I hope he comes & puts rare coins in my stocking & it overflows…

NumisdudeTX

Phil

Kaiser,

A wise policy! My set arrived today. A very striking 16 bits, imo

It’s terrific to hear more & more folks on here getting positive news re acquiring this set!

Richard Margolis

I am still waiting. Called mint this morning, same old story everything is delayed. My enrollment for the uncirculated set is being processed. I am sure it will ship before the reverse proof. The mint is waiting for returns

erv

I received my reverse set in the mail yesterday. The capsules were cracked with a chunk of plastic broken off of one. The lid to the set was missing, the sleeve the box goes into was not missing. I like the coins and will get stuck with the ones I have. Hopefully they will at least give me a complete box to put them in.

SENZA

It was probably HSN’s Caffeine Mike returning some sets after he grabbed what he needed out of them “lids”

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FViia

Say what? Post man ran over it with a truck? Pictures or it didn’t happen. I want to see that shipping box too. Any tire marks?

erv

The shipping box was fine. I am curious as if others had any issues.

SENZA

Excellent Pizza for everyone

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Mammoth

“…why the collector quality coins from the Mint have been selling for egregiously inflated prices.

Kaiser – you don’t really expect this to change under the new Mint Director, do you?

SENZA

Two more Government scumbags get to retire when in fact they should probably be checking into a prison – if a Civilian had done the same the Civilian would be in prison not early retirement and the FBI would be shooting off press releases about their heroic capture of the terrible Civilians.

WoW!

When Government turns on the Civilian population and begins to rob, cheat and steal like there is no tomorrow and they are untouchable; there must be a name for that ? Hmm? Umm? Can someone help me out here?

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JWP

Remember ” they are from the government and here to help” LOL

SENZA

Yikes!

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George Wolfe

It is easy to spend other peoples money, even when you have to borrow when that’s not enough! 28 trillion and growing

SENZA

Now that there are not enough victims to pay the fines to fund the FlusterGov and the FED supports them with a printing press – we most certainly can no longer be a Democracy? If they don’t come to an agreement on the debt ceiling social security checks could stop but FED payments to the wealthy will continue uninterrupted.

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SENZA

Bada-Bing

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SENZA

Another thing that went missing on Ryder’s watch is US Mint sales of the BEP “Uncut Currency” does anyone know if we will ever see uncut currency again?

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SENZA

They were partnering with the US Mint (remember Nasa prints another ordering debacle I avoided with enrollments but others were hot ) in recent years and the BEP products could be purchased on the US Mint website – not sure what went wrong there but I do have a couple of those good luck dollars left over as shown in your image – if I remember those sold out fairly quickly.

SENZA

What about the 2,000 coins Ryder claims to have personally struck at the US Mint which were to be auctioned off in 500 4-coin sets bearing a label with his personal hand written signature?

This guy thought he was a member of AC/DC or something – a regular Rock Star. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxqCEPBDZxk

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Rich

A dirty deed done dirt cheap.

SENZA

Right On Rich………………………………

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Mammoth

Ryder is now outta the Mint and on the highway to Hell…

SENZA

Well Done Mammoth – Well Done

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Michael Irwin

Until the Mint gets its act together regarding the online chaos when popular numismatic coins go on sale I don’t expect much of a change. As is the computer generated audio directive has become as robotic a liar as Dr. Fauci. The fiasco a few years back with the release of the 100th Anniversary of the Baseball Hall of Fame coins was a tragic prelude to the still dysfunctional distribution of the Morgan Silver Dollars 100th. Christ, you can’t even talk to an Mint Rep when encourage to press Zero and when you state your order number they lie to… Read more »

SENZA

Exactly – The Big Lie – The US Mint is selling products they do not have – The US Mint has already defaulted in it’s duty and now is in denial. Government Playbook – Rule #1 LIE – Rule #2 LIE EVEN MORE. If your not a prepper now might be a good time to re-consider because the Ponzi scheme is unwinding in front of our eyes.

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FViia

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Lonnie

Sounds like another Trump story

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SENZA

Love that image – do you mind if I frame it

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SENZA

So whats our next hurdle Morgan or San Francisco Eagle Shipments?

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Kennygee

Kaiser, I have a lot of self-esteem. Maybe that is why I am not a Billionaire with my own $100,000,000 Boeing 757 passenger jet. Hell, I have been doing it wrong all these years. The hell of it is my dad was not denigrating nor my mother ultra-distant emotionally and cold. They were loving and caring people for all five of us. I always thought that loving and caring parents were the best thing anyone could hope for. But according to you, that is not the case if you ever thought about becoming a billionaire. I can assure you, I… Read more »

SENZA

Exactly, example: if the Government shuts down Social Security checks will stop but FED payments to the rich will not be interrupted

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Michael C

I wonder which Authorized bulk purchaser program dealer he’s going to work for?

SENZA

FViia is a US Mint Employee who is unhappy about the comments on this Blog – too bad they don’t put this much energy into doing their jobs but then again since they don’t have any coins they probably spend all day and night playing on the computers at the Mint and insulting the people who pay their salary.

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Seth Riesling

So true! What are the odds in Vegas on that bet??

NumisdudeTX

Seth Riesling

Good riddance crooked, inept, poor planner, bad manager, “in the pocket if the big money coin dealer “stakeholders” (as U.S. Mint Director David J. Ryder called them), “Rancid Ryder” – don’t trip on your way out the door of the U.S. Mint headquarters building escorted by Department of the Treasury security at the request of Secretary of the Treasury’s Office of Inspector General (OIG), as you are under investigation for unlawful activities while U.S. Mint Director! “Leaving to pursue new opportunities”!!?? – what a crock of crap David J. Ryder (“Rancid Ryder” as you are know to the majority of… Read more »