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Author Archives: Dave Harper
The existence of the Internet is supposed to be killing off coin shows. Certainly it has changed their nature. It is almost eerie to look into convention auction rooms and see almost nobody present as lot after lot goes to … Continue reading
The Mint will put only 500 of the new proof gold Kennedy half dollars on sale at 11 a.m. on the first day of the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money Aug. 5. Purchasers there will be limited to … Continue reading
Collectors of America the Beautiful quarters are not as numerous as collectors of the state quarter series were 1999-2008. That is understandable as 15 years into changing reverses on the denomination five times a year, the novelty has gone. However, … Continue reading
What happens to coins that are altered outside of the Mint in order to make souvenirs out of them that can be marketed to the public? I don’t have the answer for everything, but I have one reader who regularly … Continue reading
Is 2014 the Year of the Peace dollar? It sure looks like it. Ira and Larry Goldberg Auctioneers sold two rare matte proof high-relief 1922 Peace dollar coins for eye-popping prices in early June. The better of the two sold … Continue reading
The movie “Alongside Night” will get a boost July 14 when it premieres in Beverly Hills, Calif., at 7:30 p.m. at Laemmie’s Music Hall 3. For the past year it has been going from small venue to small venue. I … Continue reading
Things can get a little topsy-turvy in numismatics during the summertime when many hobbyists are away on vacation. This has been brought home to me by two Mint-related bits of news. Yesterday, the Mint eliminated order limits on the clad … Continue reading
There is a lively debate going on among Numismatic News readers about abolishing the cent and rounding prices. They are avidly submitting their thoughts for the Letters pages and the Viewpoint space. Why not join in? It costs twice face … Continue reading
Whatever you think about the ability of Congress to function, it certainly knows how to hand out Congressional Gold Medals. The front page of Numismatic News for two weeks running had details about the awarding of a medal to honor … Continue reading