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- Letters to the Editor (4/7/2015) Coins cleaned, but carefullyI have cleaned coins, but generally avoid doing so. I once put together a 20th century type set and birth year set for my daughter, and I cleaned some of the coins just for presentation purposes. They were all common date c...
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Author Archives: Dave Harper
It is no fun to be trapped in the airline system when Mother Nature overrules the schedule. My sympathies are with the many stranded travelers. I had a minor brush with the problem yesterday. I was transiting through Chicago on … Continue reading
After yesterday’s blog you might think that winter in Wisconsin is finally getting to me. You might be right. I am pleased that the next time I come into the office the month of March will have begun. March has … Continue reading
What have we learned from last year’s successful Kennedy half dollar 50th anniversary coin program? No, this is not a column about crowd control at the American Numismatic Association convention. It is about what appeals to 21st century collectors. I … Continue reading
Remember this? When it says Libby’s Libby’s Libby’s on the label, label, label, you will like it, like it, like it on your table, table, table when it says Libby’s, Libby’s Libby’s on the label, label, label. I did not … Continue reading
I am trying an experiment today. I promise that I will not look at the price of gold or silver all day. I wonder if I can make it through an entire day. I might be a gold and silver … Continue reading
More and more collectors are drawn to assembling sets of coins in grades that were of impossibly high quality when I was starting out many years ago. Putting together a set of say, Washington quarters 1999 to date, in MS-67, MS-68 … Continue reading
When I was in high school, the American Numismatic Association held an election in which Grover Criswell challenged the sitting vice president, Virginia Culver, for the presidency. That was a breach of decorum. Such a challenge was simply not done. … Continue reading
I am not scheduled to go to the Whitman Baltimore Coin and Collectibles Expo in March. I am kind of sorry that this is the case. At the show the 69th edition of the Red Book will go on sale … Continue reading
Banks and bankers were very familiar to me as a kid. I lived in a small town in Iowa. The bank I did business with let me search rolls for the coins I needed. Some days, as soon as I … Continue reading