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- Letters to the Editor (09/02/14) Kiick, Brueggeman did great job with ANA showThe numismatic event of the year, the ANA World’s Fair of Money, has just concluded and this will certainly be a show not soon forgotten. I have attended the ANA World’s Fair of Money for more than 30 years...
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Author Archives: Dave Harper
If you could earn $20,000 by waiting all night outside the convention center hosting the American Numismatic Association’s World Fair of Money in Rosemont, Ill., you would probably do it. That’s the value of being first in line to buy … Continue reading
Chicago is known for its steaks. There is good reason for this reputation as I proved last night at Gibson’s Steakhouse in Rosemont. I attended the annual awards banquet of the Professional Numismatists Guild. While enjoying good food and each … Continue reading
It is time for me to jump into the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money. As soon as this is posted, I get into the car and head south. There is no better place to get a sense of … Continue reading
The Mint’s last-minute decision yesterday to cut its gold Kennedy half dollar sales limit in half doubles the number of people it will be able to sell a coin to at the American Numismatic Association convention next week. Motivating this … Continue reading
The U.S. Mint has decided that a purchase limit of two gold Kennedy half dollars is too many. It has just announced it will cut this limit to one coin per person at its booth when sales begin Aug. 5 at … Continue reading
Gearing up to attend the American Numismatic Association convention is always a challenge. Spending a week away from the office, Aug. 4-9, means trying to do as much desk work as possible before being released to run around the bourse … Continue reading
Remember the hula-hoop? It was big for a time when I was a kid. Then it wasn’t. How about the Slinky? Same thing. Big. Then it wasn’t. The year I was born Davy Crockett was a big hit with coonskin … Continue reading
Bullion in bar form has long been viewed as a convenient way of trading in precious metals. But is it collectible? That might seem like a foolish question from anyone who lived through the one-ounce silver bar collecting boom of the … Continue reading
If you want to be among the first to buy a 50th anniversary gold Kennedy half dollar Aug. 5 at the World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Ill., you had better be prepared to stand in line yourself. On Friday … Continue reading