Author Archives: Dave Harper

Kennedy name still magic?

The John F. Kennedy 2015 Presidential $1 Coin and First Spouse Medal Set is already on back order at the U.S. Mint website. It went on sale July 9. The set contains an uncirculated John F. Kennedy Presidential dollar, which … Continue reading

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Take delivery of your gold

Every coin collector knows that in 1933 the U.S. government called in all gold coins. The public was paid face value for the coins. The next year the U.S. formally devalued, raising the official price of gold from $20.67 an … Continue reading

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Should the Mint issue a 14-coin reverse proof set in addition to the regular proof set?

Editor Dave Harper wants to know: Should the Mint issue a 14-coin reverse proof set in addition to the regular proof set? Let us know your thoughts and feedback on our weekly poll question by entering your comments below or … Continue reading

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Iola Old Car Show takes spotlight

While the world may be looking at Greece and China, in Iola, Wis., today all eyes are on the numerous classic cars that have rolled into town for the annual old car show. More than 100,000 people usually come to … Continue reading

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Mint issues blog with VA

  The Mint is in the process of ramping up third shifts at its Philadelphia and Denver production facilities to meet surging demand for circulating coinage. Yesterday the Mint trumpeted the success of its effort to hire new staff with … Continue reading

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Mint out of silver Eagles again

Silver has been falling sharply. Yesterday an ounce was valued at $14.95 at the close of the futures market. What are bullion coin buyers thinking? They seem to be viewing coins at lower prices as bargains and are snapping up … Continue reading

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ANA votes in seasoned leaders

The results of the American Numismatic Association board of governors election were announced online yesterday afternoon by Kim Kiick, executive director of the organization. Two things seem apparent. First, members voted in a seasoned leadership that is widely known to … Continue reading

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Tales of two crises

Back at the height of the financial crisis after the 2008 presidential election, Rahm Emanuel, the current mayor of Chicago but then the so-to-be chief of staff of the White House said, “You never want a serious crisis to go … Continue reading

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Was the 17,000 Truman reverse proof $1 mintage too low?

Editor Dave Harper wants to know: Was the 17,000 Truman reverse proof $1 mintage too low? 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. … Continue reading

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Congress warms to clad commems

Are clad commemorative half dollars making a comeback? Since modern commemoratives began in 1982, there have been relatively few of them issued. The most popular commemorative is the silver dollar followed by the $5 gold piece. A long way behind is … Continue reading

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