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- This Week's Letters (05/28/13) Our great U.S. Mint has done it again. When I received my three proof sets from the mint I noticed that on the side cover it had 2012 proof set printed. It did have the correct 2013 on the face of the box. Does the Mint have any kind of quality control?
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Author Archives: Dave Harper
It appears from the early reaction of collectors to the two-coin West Point silver American Eagle set that the U.S. Mint has a winner.
I was looking at the U.S. Mint product schedule yesterday. I see that the 2013 uncirculated coin set goes on sale on the U.S. Mint website on June 4. I was delighted to see this because the set’s temporary disappearance … Continue reading
The White Mountain 5-ounce silver bullion coin has arrived. Authorized Purchasers have taken 12,700 from the U.S. Mint. Continue reading
I saw a news item yesterday that reported the European Commission was examining the possibility of abolishing the 1 euro cent and 2 euro cent coins. It is a perfect echo of the American dilemma over what to do with … Continue reading
It has long been said, “Better safe than sorry.” The Mint has practiced that axiom in spades where its National Baseball Hall of Fame coin design competition is concerned. When the adult entry deadline passed May 11, the total number … Continue reading
Everybody has strange days at work. Yesterday just kept on happening in that vein for me all day long. The blog I wrote as the day began will not win any Pulitzer Prizes. This one won’t either. As you might … Continue reading
Today is a Monday – only more so for me. My computer acted up first thing this morning, so I am running behind. I checked the price of gold on the Kitco website and at $1,433 a troy ounce, it … Continue reading
Collectors seem to love the new two-coin West Point silver American Eagle set that went on sale at noon Eastern time yesterday at the Mint’s website and telephone operation. In less than two and a half hours, orders for 88,000 … Continue reading
Is the bullion rush over? May’s opening sales numbers look kind of weak. Continue reading