Author Archives: Dave Harper

Numismatic walk in the Holy Land

Coins of Biblical times have long attracted collectors. Estimates on an upcoming Goldberg Auctioneers event to be held on Feb. 2 show what a high level of interest potentially can do to prices. The coins will be offered in the … Continue reading

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2016-S proof cent already in change

Does the San Francisco Mint have an internal security problem, or did someone buy or receive a 2016 Birth or Happy Birthday set from the U.S. Mint and then spend the coins in it? Those two questions came to mind … Continue reading

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Are you looking for 2016 coins in your change?

Editor Dave Harper wants to know: Are you looking for 2016 coins in your change? Let us know your thoughts and feedback on our weekly poll question by entering your comments below or by emailing Dave Harper here: Dave.Harper@fwcommunity.com. More … Continue reading

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Gold a lightning rod for rumors

It is a good week for emails. This showed up in my inbox this morning: “Due to a recent illness my time has been spent sleeping or watching TV. This morning the show was “America’s Book of Secrets – The … Continue reading

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2016 coins could signal better times

New 2016 cents are finding their way into circulation. That is a smidgen of good news not just for collectors but also for Americans who depend in part or entirely on the health of the financial markets. I had an … Continue reading

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How fast can you send it to me?

Gold just crossed the $1,100 mark as I write this. The Internet allows me to see price fluctuations in real time. The result is that I probably check the price more often than I should. Silver is also up this … Continue reading

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It will be different

Freshly back in the office after a three-day weekend, the following email was at the top of my inbox. It asks a question that has been on many minds, so I will throw it out here for consideration in today’s … Continue reading

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Will the Mark Twain silver dollar be a good buy when it is finally released?

Editor Dave Harper wants to know: Will the Mark Twain silver dollar be a good buy when it is finally released? Let us know your thoughts and feedback on our weekly poll question by entering your comments below or by … Continue reading

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FUN waits for Eagles

Gold and silver buyers interested in 2016-dated bullion coins were acting very picky at the Florida United Numismatists convention Jan. 7-10 in Tampa, Fla. They could afford to be as no actual 2016 coins were available from the Mint until … Continue reading

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Kiss your money good-bye

It appears that the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II should be removed from British collector coins sold by the Royal Mint directly to hobbyists and replaced with that of the Joker, a Batman arch-villain. Buyers will find that the joke … Continue reading

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