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- Letters to the Editor (August 2, 2016) Marks’ statement on Liberty medal not official The front page story, “Silver medal marks Liberty’s return” (Numismatic News, July 12) reports that I “announced details of the 2016 American Liberty silver proof medal June 15.” That statement came as quite a surprise to me. Although I had the past honor to serve as the chairman of ...
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Author Archives: Dave Harper
Editor Dave Harper wants to know: Silver has hit $20 an ounce. Is it time to sell? Let us know your thoughts and feedback on our weekly poll question by entering your comments below or by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org. More on … Continue reading
Iola, Wis., is swarming with old car collectors this morning as the annual car show gets under way. Over 100,000 people are expected to come and enjoy the show over three days. I ogled some vehicles that were common in … Continue reading
Bullion coins were invented to be a convenient way to trade a known quantity of precious metal without the bother of assaying them every time they changed hands. That’s the theory. Obviously, there are other reasons to buy bullion coins. … Continue reading
Sellout. The proof platinum American Eagle that went on sale June 30 was already showing it was unavailable the next day on the Mint website. Do the current frisky markets for precious metals generally have anything to do with it? … Continue reading
Today is the funeral for Chet Krause in Iola, Wis. It will be held at 2 o’clock this afternoon at the Iola-Scandinavia High School, which is the largest venue in this town of 1,300. I expect many people will be … Continue reading
I am the longest-serving employee still working for the firm that Chet Krause founded. I arrived in 1978. Susie Melum followed a few weeks after me as a full-time hire. It was appropriate then that she was the one who … Continue reading
Editor Dave Harper wants to know: Are you excited about the approaching issuance of a U.S. palladium coin? Let us know your thoughts and feedback on our weekly poll question by entering your comments below or by emailing: email@example.com. More … Continue reading
The author Oscar Wilde liked clever turns of phrase. He said the only thing worse than being talked about was not being talked about. Such was the thinking of a 19th century celebrity that would probably fit the thinking of … Continue reading
Both of my grandfathers were in France fighting against imperial German troops during World War I. The experience changed them. How could it not? Popular culture came up with a song, “How ‘Ya Gonna Keep ‘Em Down on the Farm (After … Continue reading