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Author Archives: Dave Harper
Do you have a friendly neighborhood coin dealer? If you do, now might be the time to pay him a visit. Michigan dealer Pat Heller wrote in his enewsletter story yesterday that there is some weakness evident in the key … Continue reading
Many gold investors have declared government the enemy that is opposed to what they are doing. Yet a recent announcement by the British Royal Mint makes it seem at least that the government of the United Kingdom wants to be the … Continue reading
To be active in numismatics is to be full of questions. Identifying coins can be no easy task once you get beyond the familiarity of the cents through half dollars that we encounter daily. We collectors sometimes enjoy watching the … Continue reading
Are coin collectors out of touch? Are we so isolated from the mainstream that our views should be dismissed out of hand by noncollectors? I sometimes wonder. I happened upon a story this morning posted by the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. … Continue reading
If you could start coin collecting all over again, what would you do differently? Another way of putting this question is: if you were completely free to collect anything that appeals to you, what would it be? Too many of … Continue reading
It is probably no consolation for investors who are watching the price of gold bullion in free-fall, but for collectors who have not yet ordered the proof gold Kennedy half dollar, a lower gold price means patience has its rewards. … Continue reading
It is time to abolish the issuance of congressionally approved modern commemorative coins. The current baseball program aside, recent issues simply leave modern collectors cold. There is an impulse to try to fix something that seems broken, but I think … Continue reading
I had a couple of emails yesterday from collectors who asked why the prices of certain coins are what they are. That’s a tough question to answer. I expect they want to be told that there is some formula. After … Continue reading
I was looking at various coins that are for sale on the U.S. Mint’s website this morning. A couple of items in particular caught my eye. If you would like to buy the “W” mint marked 2014 uncirculated silver American Eagle coin, … Continue reading