Author Archives: Dave Harper

Don’t let bullion make you feel stupid

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

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Any more ANA candidates?

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

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New term born?

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

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Fakes threaten U.S. Mint?

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

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Vote for new $20 portrait

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

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Dollar coin idea yet again

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

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Get ready for National Coin Week

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

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Does proof set add up?

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

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Does cheaper oil mean cheaper gold?

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

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Hostile to bitcoin?

Am I hostile to bitcoin, the currency that exists in electronic form only without the backing of a government or central bank? I decided I probably am. There was news yesterday about another bitcoin theft. The value taken converts to … Continue reading

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