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- Letters to the Editor (4/7/2015) Coins cleaned, but carefullyI have cleaned coins, but generally avoid doing so. I once put together a 20th century type set and birth year set for my daughter, and I cleaned some of the coins just for presentation purposes. They were all common date c...
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Author Archives: Dave Harper
The bullion markets have a way of making you feel stupid. You can be absolutely convinced the market will go up and it instead goes down. You can be absolutely sure it will go down and it goes up. It … Continue reading
Today is deadline day for candidates filing to run in this year’s American Numismatic Association election. Unless there is a surprise during the day, it appears that ANA presidential candidate Jeff Garrett is running unopposed. Current board member Gary Adkins is running … Continue reading
How do you make a point? It is said that something needs to be repeated three times before an individual will comprehend it and then remember it. That is a good rule of thumb to follow. It also pays to … Continue reading
Fakes have bedeviled coin collectors since our very beginnings. In fact fake ancient coin production in Renaissance Italy might have aided in the improvement of civilization as reigning princes vied with each other to obtain them and to live up … Continue reading
Want to remove a dead president from American paper money? Here is your chance to take a step toward that goal. An online campaign has been launched to put a woman on the $20 Federal Reserve Note by 2020 to … Continue reading
Being a Washington lobbyist in favor of striking $1 coins and abolishing the $1 bill must be a job for life. The idea always fails, but it is try, try again. Putting a workable dollar coin in circulation has been … Continue reading
National Coin Week is coming. It will run April 19-25. The theme selected for it by the American Numismatic Association is “Building Tomorrows: Inspiration and Innovation at World’s Fairs.” This year is the 100th anniversary of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition that was … Continue reading
Did you know the U.S. Mint begins selling regular clad U.S. proof sets tomorrow? I expect, if you are like me, you need a calendar to remember the date. My first acquaintance with proof sets was like a kid at … Continue reading
Shock headlines are interesting things online. They can be fact, have little to no basis in fact, or simply be speculation, but you want to read the stories behind them anyway because such headlines are so unexpected. You can’t make a … Continue reading