Author Archives: Dave Harper

Gold collectors need to be picky

With the end of the year approaching, collectors are starting to focus eagle eyes on Mint products that will go off sale during the month of December. Are any of them worth buying because of low mintages? I have had … Continue reading

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Can Bitcoin crash hinder gold’s future?

Will a crash in the price of Bitcoin help or hurt the price of gold? Yes, I know, some people think Bitcoin is undervalued. These are financial hedge fund types who buy it and then tell the public it is … Continue reading

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Get those 2018 silver Eagles out fast

When buyers want to buy, no retailer wants to turn them away. But that is what has been going on with silver American Eagles in recent years when New Year’s rolls around. I will be at the Florida United Numismatists … Continue reading

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Cent questions have staying power

How many generations of cent emails will I get? I ask that question after nearly a year of emails relating to 2017’s newly discovered Lincoln rarities. The Jan. 3 issue of Numismatic News reported the discovery of a 1982-D small … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Clad proof set shows strong gains

Did you miss Mint Statistics while it was gone? I hope so, though I did receive one email in recent months saying these pages are a waste of space. All the other emails wondered where the figures had gone. Thanks … Continue reading

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Coin collecting meant freedom to me

The tragic assassination of President John F. Kennedy 54 years ago still evokes sadness. It also evokes many questions about how and why it happened. One thing is certain, it inspired the creation of the Kennedy half dollar. It is … Continue reading

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Time to party like Grover Criswell?

Coin collectors as a group are remarkably frugal. In most instances, that is a compliment. It is a positive. However, when it comes to the American Numismatic Association trying to find a site for a summer convention, it is a … Continue reading

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Bitcoin soars past $8,000; marketers take note

It pays to follow headlines if you are in business. The value of Bitcoin has now passed $8,000. I check its price on the www.kitco.com website when I check the values of gold and silver. Bitcoin has no physical existence. … Continue reading

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When will China buy American coins?

I stumbled on some interesting information while I was in China. A speaker estimated that there are 750,000 to almost 1.4 million buyers of gold and silver coins in China. That number is very similar to what is the case … Continue reading

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What’s your theory for Eagle sales drop?

Word on the bourse floor while I was in China was that Panda bullion coin sales were down. The drop in sales is on par with what has been happening with American Eagles in the United States. In the United … Continue reading

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