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- Letters to the Editor (August 2, 2016) Marks’ statement on Liberty medal not official The front page story, “Silver medal marks Liberty’s return” (Numismatic News, July 12) reports that I “announced details of the 2016 American Liberty silver proof medal June 15.” That statement came as quite a surprise to me. Although I had the past honor to serve as the chairman of ...
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Author Archives: Dave Harper
Second chances occur from time to time in life. The same is true for sold-out U.S. Mint coin offers in recent years. At the end of 2014 I was able to buy one of the cupped Baseball Hall of Fame … Continue reading
The government has won again. It will not have to return 10 1933 Saint-Gaudens $20 gold pieces to the Langbord family, which had asked the Mint to authenticate them after they were located in a safe deposit box of material … Continue reading
What should the mintage number be for the quarter-ounce gold Standing Liberty Centennial quarter that will be released Sept. 8? It is the second of three gold coins the Mint is issuing this year to mark the 100th anniversary of … Continue reading
Next week the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money will be held in Anaheim, Calif. In addition to attending meetings, catching up with old friends, covering awards ceremonies and generally just seeing how busy commercial activity is, I will be … Continue reading
I have often used the metaphor that coin collectors waiting for potentially hot new U.S. coin issues are like kids just before Christmas waiting for Santa Claus. My morning email contained a message from a reader who turns the metaphor … Continue reading
Perhaps silver bullion coin buyers do go on vacation. Sales of the one-ounce silver American Eagles hardly budged. They were up by 150,000 in the last week to reach 1,345,000. With just a couple of days of possible sales left, … Continue reading
Here’s the test. What do these numbers have in common? 197, 29, 135, 197 and 23. Give up? You should. It is time to be away on vacation like the rest of the coin collecting population. Those numbers are the … Continue reading
I am counting down the days until I go to the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim, Calif. Getting my office work done ahead of time and putting a schedule together for the week, Aug. 9-13, that … Continue reading
At any given time, the world is new for someone. When I was in kindergarten, the kids in my class made white hand prints on black paper. Under the hand was the name of the child and the year. It … Continue reading