Author Archives: Dave Harper

PNG honors Beth Deisher

Retired editor of Coin World, Beth Deisher, was given the Lifetime Achievement Award July 31. The recognition was extended by the Professional Numismatists Guild at its annual awards dinner in Denver. Newly elected PNG President Barry Stuppler said she was … Continue reading

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Denver convention gravity hard to escape

The American Numismatic Association convention in Denver this week was a delight to attend. However, the annual gathering cannot return to Chicago soon enough as far as I’m concerned. Give me a show I can drive to. I had a … Continue reading

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Too many enhanced uncirculated sets?

Sales began again this morning for the 225th Anniversary Enhanced Uncirculated Coin Set. It sold out online in minutes on Tuesday. One disappointed would-be buyer was able to make a purchase this morning. His email to me from two days … Continue reading

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Palladium bullion due in September

A one-ounce palladium bullion coin will be released by the U.S. Mint in September. Acting Deputy Director of the U.S. Mint David Motl said the new coin would be sold through the Mint’s usual network of Authorized Purchasers. He told … Continue reading

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Enhanced uncirculated set sellout has Denver twist

The enhanced uncirculated coin set sold out online in minutes yesterday. That news flashed across the American Numismatic Association bourse floor in Denver. It was dealer set-up time. No public was on the floor. There also was a twist. Word … Continue reading

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Deisher given top PNG award in Denver

Retired editor of Coin World, Beth Deisher, was given the Lifetime Achievement Award July 31. The recognition was extended by the Professional Numismatists Guild at its annual awards dinner in Denver. Newly elected PNG President Barry Stuppler said she was … Continue reading

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All roads (and air routes) lead to Denver

It’s worth it. It’s worth it. That’s what I will be telling myself as I head to the airport for a 5 a.m. flight. Why am I leaving at such an early hour? I want to get to the American … Continue reading

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Errors still spark dreams of riches

If a local coin show wants to generate huge traffic, all it will have to do is set up a table to evaluate 1982-D small date cents. Are they the rare copper (just one known) or are they the common … Continue reading

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Old silver Franklins inquiry a pleasant change

Wow, I have received an email inquiry that is not directly related to error cents. Actually, the email went to a colleague in the Standard Catalog department. The person writes: “How can I sell the Franklin half dollars that I … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Not the time to buy commemoratives

Remember the Lions Club silver dollar? Buyers didn’t this week, either. The Mint sold 86 proofs and 24 uncirculateds. The Boys Town results were slightly larger, but not so large to make it worthwhile to cite the figures. Silver American … Continue reading

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