Author Archives: Dave Harper

Congratulations 327 times

If I wrote “congratulations” 327 times, it would devalue the meaning of the word. Yet last night the presenters at the Numismatic Literary Guild Bash said they were giving out that number of awards. How the plaques do multiply. One … Continue reading

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Early ANA bourse business brisk

Opening day of business at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money Aug. 9 in Anaheim, Calif., offered a positive contrast to a slow pre-show event jointly sponsored by the ANA and the Professional Numismatists Guild. Mike Garofalo, director … Continue reading

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Make or break day

Thursday has arrived at the Anaheim, Calif., American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money. How the convention is perceived  will be due to events that occur today and how well or poorly  they fit with what has happened so far. Yesterday’s … Continue reading

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Gold quarter mintage set

The Mint has set a mintage ceiling of 100,000 for the gold Standing Liberty quarter Centennial coin that will go on sale Sept. 8. The coin is the second of three Centennial issues released in 2016 to commemorate the 1916 … Continue reading

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Good, bad or just right number?

The Mint has set a mintage ceiling of 100,000 for the gold Standing Liberty quarter Centennial coin that will go on sale Sept. 8. I asked for reactions to this news while I was on the floor of the American … Continue reading

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Made it by skin of my teeth

The Professional Numismatists Guild President Dana Samuelson gave the PNG Lifetime Achievement Award to Gary Adkins last night. The Minnesota dealer and American Numismatic Association vice president was lauded for a 50-year career. It was a touching moment, especially when … Continue reading

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What’s in your wallet?

The 30th anniversary proof silver American Eagle will be offered for sale by the Mint Sept. 16. Ordinarily, the proof silver Eagle offer is a big deal, a collector favorite. This year’s added appeal is the coin will have edge … Continue reading

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Mint Stats: It’s official: July silver sales stink

Just when you think summertime sales can’t get any drowsier, they do. The Mint closed out the month of July with just 25,000 more one-ounce silver bullion American Eagles sold, making July the month of lowest sales by far in … Continue reading

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California is the place I oughtta be

This is my last day in the office as I prepare to go to the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim, Calif. As you might expect, I expect the day to get hectic as I need to … Continue reading

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Second chance for gold and platinum?

Second chances occur from time to time in life. The same is true for sold-out U.S. Mint coin offers in recent years. At the end of 2014 I was able to buy one of the cupped Baseball Hall of Fame … Continue reading

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