Author Archives: Dave Harper

Surcharges add up to one big gift

Half a billion dollars is a lot of money. Wouldn’t you agree? Continue reading

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More gold for the bold

Collectors proved to be wild for cupped gold baseball commemorative coins last week. Will they be equally wild for a more traditional gold coin product that goes on sale April 4? On that date, the proof American Eagle gold coins … Continue reading

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Baseball gold sellout likely

Initial sales figures for the National Baseball Hall of Fame commemoratives show just how wise the Mint was in putting order limits into effect the day before sales began yesterday. In less than 24 hours the Mint has sold 41,797 … Continue reading

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Fast or slow, baseball coin way to go?

Word from the Whitman show in Baltimore is dealers were paying people $300 to wait in line at the U.S. Mint booth March 27 to purchase the National Baseball Hall of Fame commemoratives. Continue reading

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Mint Stats: 5-ounce ATB sales make good start

Followers of silver bullion coins will note that the Mint has sold 4,330,000 American Eagles in March, a figure that beats the February total of 3,750,000. Continue reading

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Time for Baltimore show

Baltimore is the place to be today through this weekend as the Whitman show brings the nation’s numismatic heavy hitters together at the convention center to do business. What am I doing in Iola besides digging out from yet more … Continue reading

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Order limits on baseball coins

At the 11th hour the Mint has decided to place order limits on tomorrow’s debut of the National Baseball Hall of Fame commemoratives. Telephone response levels to a mailed brochure prompted this. The sale and marketing department expected to receive … Continue reading

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Morgan silver dollar saves the day?

Whether we like it or not, we have all been changed by the 21st century bull market in gold and silver. Next month will mark the third anniversary of the top of the silver market, which occurred at the end … Continue reading

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Mint waiting and ready

The Mint is preparing for an order stampede on Thursday when sales begin at noon Eastern Daylight Time for the National Baseball Hall of Fame commemoratives. Being prepared is a good thing; just ask any Boy Scout. How has it … Continue reading

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Presidential dollars get personal

At last we have reached the point in the Presidential dollar series where we can remember Presidents as contemporaries. Continue reading

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