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- Letters to the Editor (4/7/2015) Coins cleaned, but carefullyI have cleaned coins, but generally avoid doing so. I once put together a 20th century type set and birth year set for my daughter, and I cleaned some of the coins just for presentation purposes. They were all common date c...
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Author Archives: Dave Harper
Americans have assets totaling almost $83 trillion as of the end of 2014, according to the Federal Reserve. That figure rose by just over $4 trillion in 12 months, which is an increase of a little over 5 percent. Obviously, … Continue reading
For the Chinese it is the Year of the Sheep (Goat), but for the U.S. Mint, it might be called the year of the quarter. Production numbers are ramping up from last year. During the first two months of 2015, … Continue reading
The question of the day is whether the downtrend in the price of gold will make collectors more likely or less likely to buy the 2015 proof gold American Eagle coins when the go on sale at noon Eastern Daylight … Continue reading
Price guides have always been popular in my time in numismatics. Knowing what something is worth is crucial information. But the logic of pricing can sometimes seem strange or even nonsensical. It probably shouldn’t even be called logic. An email … Continue reading
To help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chicago Coin Club, the board of governors of the American Numismatic Association decided to schedule the 2019 summer convention in Chicago. Naturally, club members are pleased with the decision … Continue reading
The Internet can do many things. It has made life easier. It has increased the pace of doing certain things. It has connected people together in ways we’ve never been connected before Everyone has an opinion on whether this is … Continue reading
The good news this morning is more people are going back to work. The bad news is gold and silver investors think this is bad news. Gold has plunged $22, according to the Kitco website to $1,176. That puts the … Continue reading
It is nice for coins to be noticed by officialdom, even if only in an historical sort of way. Crain’s New York Business posted a story online about all of the coins that re-entered the banking system in 2008 during … Continue reading
There is career opportunity in numismatics. The thought occurred to me this week as several press releases have come my way announcing changes to businesses. But this opportunity often is not the conventional kind where you wait until a few … Continue reading