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- This Week's Letters (05/28/13) Our great U.S. Mint has done it again. When I received my three proof sets from the mint I noticed that on the side cover it had 2012 proof set printed. It did have the correct 2013 on the face of the box. Does the Mint have any kind of quality control?
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Author Archives: Dave Harper
If you were about to sell something that has been in your family since 1945 or 1946, would you feel a twinge of regret? That question helps explain the state of mind of Ryan Givens last night when the … Continue reading
When I was a very young child, I apparently was very willful. If I was in a game with a ball, I would suddenly run off with it if I didn’t like what was going on. I guess it was … Continue reading
The quantity of gold American Eagle bullion coins sold in April by the U.S. Mint more than doubled in the past week to April 23. Frantic buyers have been beating the doors down at the shops of American coin dealers … Continue reading
The timing of yesterday’s announcement by the Federal Reserve Board that the new $100 Federal Reserve Note will be released Oct. 8, 2013 is somewhat ironic. Gold buyers have been going wild in recent days trying to obtain physical gold … Continue reading
To say bullion is distracting is probably an understatement. But there is no question the the latest swing in the prices of gold and silver and the huge demand for physical metal is where the action is. The suspension of … Continue reading
The Mint has suspended sales of its tenth-ounce gold American Eagle bullion coin to replenish its supplies. So far in the month of April it has sold 85,000 pieces. So far this year, sales totaled 300,000 pieces. The Mint notes … Continue reading
I received a 2013 cent in my change yesterday at the Crystal Cafe right here in Iola, Wis. It was my first. Most years getting the current cent in late April would not be a big deal, but it has … Continue reading
The Central States Numismatic Society convention is slated for this week. Of course the headlines it generates will focus first on the Heritage sale of the 1913 Liberty Head nickel, but the business environment as affected by the recent price … Continue reading
There is at least one silver lining in the cloud hanging over the price of the precious metal. That is the news that the U.S. Mint has just reduced the price of its upcoming American Eagle West Point Two-Coin Silver … Continue reading