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- Letters to the Editor (5/12/2015) Coin counting machines yield collectible coinsTo Bob Klippstein:I read your letter to NN about your find in your local grocery store’s Coinstar coin counting machine. I would like to congratulate you on your first find, the ‘43 “steely.” I hope t...
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Author Archives: Dave Harper
I’ve noticed some grousing online about the portrait of John F. Kennedy on his 2015 Presidential dollar. I have to admit I was not thrilled when I first saw it. It is not a profile. It is not full-facing. It … Continue reading
If gold can’t hold the $1,200 level, where will it go? It is not a pleasant thought for any owner of the precious metal. Perhaps Russian central bank purchases, Indian jewelry purchases and Chinese investment will keep the price stable. … Continue reading
Editor Dave Harper wants to know: Should Washington be taken off quarter at end of America the Beautiful program in 2021? Let us know your thoughts and feedback on our weekly poll question by entering your comments below or by … Continue reading
Have error coins generated many a false hope of great riches? Probably. With the example of the 1955 and 1972 doubled-die cents before us it is understandable. I had a question yesterday from a reader. It is typical. Here it … Continue reading
The buildup begins for the March of Dimes Special Silver Set that will be put on sale by the U.S. Mint May 4. I had a short and sweet email about it yesterday. With the name of the set put … Continue reading
Ernest Hemingway made certain watering holes in Key West, Fla., and Havana, Cuba famous. They are landmarks. They are part of literary history. Numismatic writers have no such famous locations. They have to make do with just one night a … Continue reading
The current American Numismatic Association election campaign is a fairly quiet one. What can you expect when the presidency and vice presidency are not contested? This should worry the ANA board. I am not one of those who thinks lawsuits … Continue reading
High School graduation is just around the corner for many students around the country. They will be heading off to college, the military, to jobs, or other training. Yesterday, the American Numismatic Association announced that Tyler Rusnak of Villa Park, … Continue reading
Editor Dave Harper wants to know: Are there too many rude people at coin shows? 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
Most coin collectors are good with numbers. Dealers are even more so. Most collectors also like precision. With an increasingly messy marketplace, precision isn’t always obtainable. A phone call to the office yesterday reminded me of our ever changing hobby … Continue reading