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- Letters to the Editor (Oct. 6, 2015) Writings of Asian languages differI am writing this in response to Klaus Schwalfenberg’s letter in the Sept. 8 issue of Numismatic News.To us Westerners, the characters and symbols of the Asian languages, specifically Chinese, Japanese, and Ko...
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Author Archives: Dave Harper
The Kennedy Coin and Chronicles set was still available on the Mint website when I checked it this morning. It was called “Limited” and the sets were on back order until Sept. 28. The set will sell out soon unless … Continue reading
As of 4:40 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, the U.S. Mint had sold 44,563 of a possible 50,000 John F. Kennedy Coin and Chronicles set. It is the third such set in 2015 that includes a reverse proof Presidential dollar. The … Continue reading
Today is the big day. The next Coin and Chronicles set with a reverse proof Presidential dollar becomes available on the Mint website at noon Eastern Daylight Time. This set honors John F. Kennedy. Mintage is 50,000 compared to the … Continue reading
How do you celebrate your anniversary milestones in numismatics? That’s seems like a loaded question, I know, but I really am thinking about it now. I have just come back from the ad department. I was there to wish a longtime … Continue reading
How long will coins and paper money continue to be used? This has been an ongoing topic of reader input in Numismatic News this year. We all know how to make payments in ways that do not involve cash. Can … Continue reading
Editor Dave Harper wants to know: Should Andrew Jackson be removed from the $20 bill? 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. Some … Continue reading
Will the string of summer sellouts continue when the John F. Kennedy Coin and Chronicles set goes on sale Sept. 16? The U.S. Mint hopes so, but in a slower and more dignified manner. It doesn’t want 15-minute sellouts or … Continue reading
I had an email asking me whether I think silver bars are a good investment. I responded that bars tend to be the low-cost way to purchase silver bullion. That was not what the sender wanted. He repeated the question, … Continue reading
Never mind. Could Gilda Radner’s 1970s Saturday Night Live character Emily Litella now be a precious metals advisor? As gold gives back more of its small August gains, online pundit claims of imminent financial catastrophe seem to be rapidly evaporating today. … Continue reading