Author Archives: Dave Harper

Coin output up but dimes drop

Coin production at the U.S. Mint’s Philadelphia and Denver facilities rose about 8 percent in June from May. Higher cent output led the gains. Nickels and quarters also rose, but dime output fell from the earlier month. Overall, production in … Continue reading

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Coin collectors opposite of fickle

Are you fickle? I’m not. I’ll bet you aren’t either. I have been a coin collector for nearly all of my life. I’ll bet you have been a collector for a long time as well. Year in and year out … Continue reading

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Lange named Numismatist of the Year

The Numismatist of the Year Award will be given to David W. Lange by the American Numismatic Association during its World’s Fair of Money in early August in Denver. Lange currently is research director for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation of Sarasota, … Continue reading

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Silver Eagles starting to take wing

While pundits are complaining about a recent flash silver crash, buyers of silver American Eagle bullion coins seem to be using lower prices to stock up. Once again silver is trading this morning below $16 an ounce, according to the … Continue reading

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Standish will shave head for charity

The generosity of coin collectors and dealers will be in the spotlight at 2 p.m. Aug. 3 at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Denver. Well-known coin grader Michael “Miles” Standish will have his head shaved to … Continue reading

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Nebraska medal marks 150th year

Nebraska is celebrating its 150th anniversary of statehood with a medal. There are three compositions and three prices. A one-ounce silver version is $150. With a gold finish on it, the cost rises to $250. For bronze, the Nebraska 150 … Continue reading

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No proof platinum Eagle sellout

The 2017-W platinum American Eagle did not sell out on the first day, July 6. Or the second day. Or the third day. In fact, it is still available if you want it for $1,300. A bit pricey? Yeah. There … Continue reading

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ICTA gets Louisiana tax win

Thanks to the Industry Council for Tangible Assets and the Louisiana Professional Coin Dealers Association, a sales tax exemption returns to the state. As of Oct. 1, 2017, precious-metals bullion sales will not be subject to the state sales tax … Continue reading

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Proof set, mint set or just a duck?

It looks like a proof set. It has “S” mintmarks on the coins in it like a proof set. But it’s not a proof set. It is the 225th Anniversary Enhanced Uncirculated Coin Set. It will be released Aug. 1 … Continue reading

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Need a clock for head shaving appointment?

When the bell tolls … Michael “Miles” Standish will have his head shaved at 2 p.m. on Aug. 3 to raise money for charity at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Denver. A maker of coin clocks, … Continue reading

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