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Author Archives: Dave Harper
The Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo opens today at the Baltimore Convention Center and runs through Sunday. Like the travel postcard, I wish I was there. It is an important show. National trends become evident on its bourse floor. I … Continue reading
Space collectibles have grabbed the attention of American coin collectors from time to time. A dozen gold Sacagawea dollars sent into space immediately came to my mind, when I was prompted to think about space late yesterday afternoon by the arrival … Continue reading
I have been thinking about the many products the U.S. Mint offers. Some are successful. Some are not. Some are perennials. But what makes something successful for collectors? If I buy Numismatic Product X right this very minute, what will … Continue reading
The late Yogi Berra said a baseball game ain’t over ’til it’s over. The same applies to monthly bullion coin sales at the U.S. Mint. When all was said and done, silver American Eagle October sales totaled 3,788,000 pieces, an … Continue reading
In another example of “quick” government action, on Oct. 29 the Federal Register published a notice that the Mint was suspending its 104-year-old coin exchange program for six months. The news first broke last March that recycling firms were using … Continue reading
Editor Dave Harper wants to know: Are reverse proofs just a gimmick to generate more profits for the Mint? Let us know your thoughts and feedback on our weekly poll question by entering your comments below or by emailing Dave … Continue reading
What is the mental state of the average gold and silver American Eagle buyer? This sounds like a setup for some sort of insult. It isn’t. It is more puzzlement over the huge drop in gold and silver Eagle sales … Continue reading
The Lyndon Baines Johnson Coin and Chronicles Set sold out yesterday. There were no fireworks. There were no complaints in my email inbox. Compared to the three prior offers for Truman, Eisenhower and Kennedy, the Johnson offer was as orderly … Continue reading
If you love the designs of the Mercury dime, Standing Liberty quarter and Walking Liberty half dollar, put your attachment to good use by creating the theme for next year’s National Coin Week. The three versions of Miss Liberty should … Continue reading