Author Archives: Dave Harper

Collect or relax?

With the arrival of the Memorial Day weekend, many collectors put their coin collecting aside in order to pursue summer interests. For collectors who live in the wintry climate of the north, this is understandable. It is a rare chance … Continue reading

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Chewed out

Have you ever been chewed out? Of course you have, it is a part of life. There are various causes for such an experience, but I have to say when a reader writes to chew me out about something or … Continue reading

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It pays to read ‘Numismatic News’

It is difficult to keep track of the many numismatic errors that come down the pike. That is what Numismatic News and reference books are for. What is not difficult is reading thank-you notes from collectors who go out hunting … Continue reading

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My memory trumps yours

Every generation has its memories. Events, music, smells can send my mind down memory lane. I expect it is the same for most people. As a card carrying Baby Boomer, my recollections span the tumultuous 1960s. A lot happened in … Continue reading

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Grading contest set

How are your grading skills? The Professional Coin Grading Service will hold a grading contest at the June Long Beach Expo. If you win, you will receive a $1,000 check from PCGS. Young Numismatists entries will vie for a top … Continue reading

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NOW collectors hold show

The Numismatists of Wisconsin organization is coming home. Why don’t you join in the homecoming here in Iola, Wis., where NOW is holding its state show today and tomorrow? Hours are noon to 6 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to … Continue reading

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Do you find the four 2009 Lincoln bicentennial cent designs in your change?

Editor Dave Harper wants to know: Do you find the four 2009 Lincoln bicentennial cent designs in your change? Let us know your thoughts and feedback on our weekly poll question by entering your comments below or by emailing Dave … Continue reading

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Bullion buyers love 5 ouncers

Is it a flying turkey that attracts buyers, or has the 5-ounce America the Beautiful silver bullion coin series finally convinced precious metals buyers that these coins are a good way to own silver? Whatever it is, the Mint has reported that … Continue reading

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Strange $20 design voting pattern

Do Americans hate their contemporaries? Do we revere Washington because no one can remember him rather than because he is the Father of our Country? I have to ask that question after receiving the results of the final vote in … Continue reading

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Last call for March of Dimes?

For eight days there has been an order limit of five per household for the March of Dimes  Special Silver Set. That has now been removed by the U.S. Mint. Sales stand at 71,114 and are still 3,886 short of the … Continue reading

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