Author Archives: Dave Harper

Ready for silver Kennedy set?

Some people plan ahead. Some people don’t. The U.S. Mint hopes that its customers for the upcoming four-coin 50th anniversary Kennedy silver half dollar set are the kind that plan ahead. Since the Mint moved from its old website to … Continue reading

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Silver dollar question interesting

An interesting topic presented itself to me this morning in my email. I will share the contents with you as well as my answer to the question below. “I was recently on vacation in Arizona and while in Tombstone I took … Continue reading

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Gold and gasoline real to me

As I drove to work this morning I spotted the gasoline station sign proclaiming that a gallon of gasoline is $3.139. The gas price has been declining since summer and each step lower brings a smile to my face. Today’s … Continue reading

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I remember when gold and silver were …

On Monday morning it is sometimes tough to fire up my memory and get focused on the news and features for the coming week. I think back to years ago and shrug. Even if I get myself up to speed … Continue reading

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Errors prompt many questions

A handwritten letter arrived yesterday. The sender poses a question. He writes, “A few years back 20+ I found a 1988-P mint set with a doubled Washington quarter. “Since then I’ve bought hundreds of ’88 sets, but have found only 15 … Continue reading

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Now we’re all out of luck

The first gold Kennedy half dollar sold and then slabbed at the American Numismatic Association convention in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Ill., was worth $100,000. What’s a set of 2015 coins slabbed in 2014 worth? Perhaps we will find … Continue reading

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End and a beginning

Sad news appeared on the agenda of the American Numismatic Association’s telephone board meeting yesterday. It revealed that the Colorado Wyoming Numismatic Association ceased to operate June 14, 2014. The CWNA website says the organization was founded in 1952, which … Continue reading

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There’s treasure in talks

One good treasure hunt deserves another? Attendees of the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists Fall Coin Show and Convention will find out at 3 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Monroeville, Pa., Convention Center. That’s when Bob Evans, the chief scientist and … Continue reading

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Old date is new again?

After checking my email Monday morning, I decided that this week it is back to basics after seeing what was left after deleting all of the spam. One message that I received was particularly surprising. It will take a little … Continue reading

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I get a bang out of coins

I am a fan of the CBS television series “The Big Bang Theory.” You might call it life with nerds, geeks or whatever pejorative term you want to use about smart but awkward people. It has raised their profile and … Continue reading

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