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- Letters to the Editor (March 7, 2017) Note’s serial number not, in fact, mismatched Had a call from Bob Campbell about a letter to the editor, which I have not seen, commenting about mismatched serial numbers on the note. Hate to break anyone’s bubble, but in checking the note, it being circulated, there’s a vertical fold on the first “6” in the left serial ...
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Author Archives: Dave Harper
Juggling is a word to describe my first day back in the office following a week away at the World Money Fair in Berlin Germany. Even when all flights are on schedule as mine were, there does not seem to … Continue reading
Russian buyers are back. Not in big numbers, but coin dealers are smiling in anticipation. Word from several dealers I spoke to on the closing day of the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany, is that their results improved this year. … Continue reading
I wrote a blog the other day on a topic that I think is important enough to repeat. I have put the complete blog text here: Trying to figure out what is important to readers is based in part on … Continue reading
I think the answer to my own question is no. There can never be too many coins. However, at the World Money Fair in Berlin, it helps to focus on one or two items to truly appreciate the originality of … Continue reading
I had a meeting with the managing director of the South African Mint, Tumi Tsehlo. We talked about the coming launch later this month of the new silver Krugerrand in the United States. It has been 50 years since the … Continue reading
I am making my way to the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany. I don’t like the jet lag, but the physical discomfort is for a good cause. There is no numismatic event like it anywhere else on the planet. … Continue reading
We are still waiting for particulars about potential Donald Trump Presidential inaugural medals. What we are not waiting for are privately produced souvenirs of the 45th President’s swearing in. They are being advertised all over. There are so many in … Continue reading
Money artist J.S.G Boggs died Jan. 22 in Tampa, Fla., at the age of 62. If you don’t remember him, that is not surprising. He has been off the radar screen of numismatists for almost 20 years. He drew copies … Continue reading
How badly do you want it is a question often asked of star atheletes in famous competitions like the Super Bowl. The same question can be asked of aspiring young coin collectors. Those who do want it are being offered … Continue reading