Author Archives: Dave Harper

Fast or slow, baseball coin way to go?

Word from the Whitman show in Baltimore is dealers were paying people $300 to wait in line at the U.S. Mint booth March 27 to purchase the National Baseball Hall of Fame commemoratives. Continue reading

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Mint Stats: 5-ounce ATB sales make good start

Followers of silver bullion coins will note that the Mint has sold 4,330,000 American Eagles in March, a figure that beats the February total of 3,750,000. Continue reading

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Time for Baltimore show

Baltimore is the place to be today through this weekend as the Whitman show brings the nation’s numismatic heavy hitters together at the convention center to do business. What am I doing in Iola besides digging out from yet more … Continue reading

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Order limits on baseball coins

At the 11th hour the Mint has decided to place order limits on tomorrow’s debut of the National Baseball Hall of Fame commemoratives. Telephone response levels to a mailed brochure prompted this. The sale and marketing department expected to receive … Continue reading

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Morgan silver dollar saves the day?

Whether we like it or not, we have all been changed by the 21st century bull market in gold and silver. Next month will mark the third anniversary of the top of the silver market, which occurred at the end … Continue reading

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Mint waiting and ready

The Mint is preparing for an order stampede on Thursday when sales begin at noon Eastern Daylight Time for the National Baseball Hall of Fame commemoratives. Being prepared is a good thing; just ask any Boy Scout. How has it … Continue reading

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Presidential dollars get personal

At last we have reached the point in the Presidential dollar series where we can remember Presidents as contemporaries. Continue reading

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Clad still bad in buyers’ minds?

The Baseball Hall of Fame cupped coins go on sale on Thursday. I received a reminder of this in my personal mail on Saturday. The Mint has sent out a mailing to collectors on its list. It has a nice … Continue reading

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Mint Wants Aluminum Cent Back

Perhaps the aluminum 1974-D Lincoln cent will not be sold at the Central States auction at the end of April. The Mint wants it back. Continue reading

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Clad proof set reality

Even though I know a bottle of soda pop is no longer 10 cents, or a proof set $5, I sometimes react negatively to current prices even when I have no real grounds to do so. Next Tuesday, the U.S. … Continue reading

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