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Author Archives: Dave Harper
Which is a better investment in silver, a brand new 2016 one-ounce American silver coin, or a circulated Morgan dollar? If you look strictly at the numbers, there is no question that a silver American Eagle bullion coin is the … Continue reading
Release date of the Walking Liberty Centennial gold half dollar has been set for Nov. 17 by the U.S. Mint. Many collectors have been eagerly awaiting it. Will some of these special coins find their way under Christmas trees during … Continue reading
Stack’s Bowers Galleries is conducting a series of legendary coin sales with its D. Brent Pogue Collection Auctions. It is no stranger to legendary collections. A predecessor firm conducted the Garrett Collection sales in 1979-1981. Now the firm plans to … Continue reading
Buyers continue to show high interest in coins made of gold. Collectors grabbed another 4,029 100th anniversary Standing Liberty quarters. The total now stands at 79,367. Maximum mintage is 100,000. Bullion buyers made September the third most active gold Eagle … Continue reading
Gold has dropped to $1,256 this morning. Sudden market weakness has taken the precious metal down by over $50 in recent days. Unless an equally sharp bounce occurs, the Mint will have to reprice its gold issues. Of primary interest … Continue reading
I found a doughnut at my desk this morning. I wondered what the occasion was. To put it in my own words, it is “need a doughnut Wednesday.” Never heard of it? Neither have I, but that isn’t the point. … Continue reading
Whether or not the half dollar is abolished in the near future, it is fair to ask if there is any economic benefit to having the coin. Since the early 2000s, the half dollar has been struck by the Mint … Continue reading
The National Park Foundation wants coin collectors to buy more commemorative coins. As the end of the year approaches, time is running out for the purchase of the 2016 gold, silver and copper-nickel coins celebrating the 100th anniversary of the … Continue reading
There are two big surprises in this week’s numbers. The first is a big gain by the gold Standing Liberty quarter. With the household order limit removed, the door was opened to multi-coin buyers. The result was a huge gain … Continue reading