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- Letters to the Editor (March 1, 2016) Mint makes fast delivery of flawless Twain coinJust for the record, I received notification from the U.S. Mint that my Mark Twain silver dollar coin had been shipped on Feb. 2. It arrived Feb. 6. Four days. It must be some kind of record.The coin ...
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Author Archives: Dave Harper
I was blown away when I had the opportunity to hold a Cumberland Gap quarter in my hand at the Central States Numismatic Society convention this past week. It was an ordinary uncirculated clad quarter of the kind that you … Continue reading
The Mint booth at the Central States Numismatic Society convention in Schaumburg, Ill., was worth a visit this past weekend. While I did not see masses of people attempting to purchase Mint products, I took advantage of the quiet to … Continue reading
It will cost more to attend future Central States Numismatic Society conventions. Starting in 2018, a convention registration fee will be charged. For one day, the price will be $5. For admission for all days of the show, the price … Continue reading
I asked dealers at the Central States Numismatic Society how business was yesterday when I arrived in late afternoon. It was the tail end of setup day and things were quieting down. A couple of dealers who arrived in the … Continue reading
I am heading down to Schaumberg, Ill., later this morning to attend the Central States Numismatic Society convention at the Renaissance Convention Center. I hope to see you there. Central States is one of the major events held during each … Continue reading
How long will cash stick around? This has become a perennial question in numismatics. It might even take on political overtones if the $20 bill is abolished before Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew can make good on his promise … Continue reading
I checked the Kitco website for the prices of gold and silver this morning as I usually do. Gold was $1,238.60 a troy ounce. Silver was $17.05. The dominant rhythm of numismatic life these days is set by the fluctuations … Continue reading
Editor Dave Harper wants to know: Should all U.S. paper money be redesigned? Let us know your thoughts and feedback on our weekly poll question by entering your comments below or by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org. More about the subject: -Hamilton has … Continue reading
Were collectors who rapidly pushed yesterday’s Mint offer of a gold Mercury dime to a sellout making a purchase based on nostalgia or intelligence? Setting aside for a moment the possibility that the answer to the question could be both, … Continue reading