Author Archives: Dave Harper

Weekend wonder

It is Friday. The weekend. I was somewhat disappointed to find that I have to wait another week for the long Labor Day weekend. But this weekend is still a good time to have one of the last flings of … Continue reading

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Summer and searches

Summer is ending. The school has already started in many places. For me, it is a time to reflect and a time to offer a little advice. Summer was my time as a kid to search huge quantities of coins … Continue reading

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Canada takes the lead

Imagine a world of bullion coins where you place a coin in an electronic scanner and you learn beyond doubt that the coin is genuine. That is the certainty that the Royal Canadian Mint is about to introduce for new … Continue reading

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Pope’s visit celebrated

Here it is two week’s after the American Numismatic Association began its convention in Rosemont, Ill., and I am still coming up with topics that came my way there that I have not had a chance to address. But is … Continue reading

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Kennedy gold goes off sale

It looks like the popular 2014 John F. Kennedy gold half dollar has finally gone off sale. It was available for more than a year, but getting to the final 75,000 announced mintage proved to be difficult if not impossible. … Continue reading

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Bold gold future untold

It maybe the dog days of August for most of us, which is what inspires somewhat silly headlines like this, but apparently it is not dog days for gold. The precious metal has been frisky since the first day of … Continue reading

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Has interest in the Coin and Chronicles set series been boosted by rapid sellouts?

Editor Dave Harper wants to know: Has interest in the Coin and Chronicles set series been boosted by rapid sellouts? Let us know your thoughts and feedback on our weekly poll question by entering your comments below or by emailing … Continue reading

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Sellout breeds envy

Wild accusations were flying around numismatic Internet circles after the 15-minute sellout Aug. 11 of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Coin and Chronicles set on the U.S. Mint website. At the request of Numismatic News, a statement was issued Aug. 17 … Continue reading

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Thumbs up for ANA bourse

Gold coins and errors seemed to get the highest ratings at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money held Aug. 11-15 in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Ill. Harry Miller of Miller’s Mint of Patchogue, N.Y. said, “The precious … Continue reading

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ANA gets big check

It was out with the old and in with the new for the American Numismatic Association board of governors in two meetings Aug. 14 and 15. Before the old board left, it held a final meeting at which Treasurer Gerome … Continue reading

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