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Author Archives: Dave Harper
No one-ounce 2015 platinum bullion coins will be produced by the U.S. Mint and the collector 2015-W Torches of Freedom proof one-ounce platinum issue will have a reduced mintage of just 4,000. The Mint said this is due to a … Continue reading
Americans have gone deaf to the pro and con arguments regarding the future of the cent. The cent just is. They don’t want to be bothered to think about it any further. Collectors wake up to the future of the … Continue reading
The price of a gallon of regular gasoline in Iola, Wis., was $1.989 this morning. That brought a smile to my face. The scars of paying $4.259 a gallon in July of 2008 are still in the back of my … Continue reading
“Don’t tax you. Don’t tax me. Tax the fellow behind the tree,” Louisiana Senator Russell Long used to say. He was the expert on the dynamics of raising tax revenue for the federal government as chairman of the Senate finance … Continue reading
Editor Dave Harper wants to know: Will January rush to buy 2016 American Eagles be stronger than that of 2015? Let us know your thoughts and feedback on our weekly poll question by entering your comments below or by emailing … Continue reading
In 2016 we will see the Mercury dime design, the Standing Liberty quarter design and the Walking Liberty half design made in gold. In 2017, we might see historic designs from the 1790s to mark the 225th anniversary of the … Continue reading
A couple of days ago, Tom Michael and I were talking about the numismatic hobby 50 years in the future. He is editor of the Standard Catalog series of world coin books. Both of us have been to the World … Continue reading
There are no more tenth-ounce gold American Eagle bullion coins available at the U.S. Mint it was announced yesterday. There are still one-ounce and half-ounce Eagle gold coins as well as one-ounce Buffalo gold coins available. The pattern is clear. … Continue reading
Medals are second class in the minds of many collectors. If something is not legal tender, that is, a coin, it is not worth collecting. Perhaps the prejudice against medals is not that extreme, but the whole bullion coin market … Continue reading