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Author Archives: Dave Harper
As I drove to work this morning I spotted the gasoline station sign proclaiming that a gallon of gasoline is $3.139. The gas price has been declining since summer and each step lower brings a smile to my face. Today’s … Continue reading
On Monday morning it is sometimes tough to fire up my memory and get focused on the news and features for the coming week. I think back to years ago and shrug. Even if I get myself up to speed … Continue reading
A handwritten letter arrived yesterday. The sender poses a question. He writes, “A few years back 20+ I found a 1988-P mint set with a doubled Washington quarter. “Since then I’ve bought hundreds of ’88 sets, but have found only 15 … Continue reading
The first gold Kennedy half dollar sold and then slabbed at the American Numismatic Association convention in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Ill., was worth $100,000. What’s a set of 2015 coins slabbed in 2014 worth? Perhaps we will find … Continue reading
Sad news appeared on the agenda of the American Numismatic Association’s telephone board meeting yesterday. It revealed that the Colorado Wyoming Numismatic Association ceased to operate June 14, 2014. The CWNA website says the organization was founded in 1952, which … Continue reading
One good treasure hunt deserves another? Attendees of the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists Fall Coin Show and Convention will find out at 3 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Monroeville, Pa., Convention Center. That’s when Bob Evans, the chief scientist and … Continue reading
After checking my email Monday morning, I decided that this week it is back to basics after seeing what was left after deleting all of the spam. One message that I received was particularly surprising. It will take a little … Continue reading
I am a fan of the CBS television series “The Big Bang Theory.” You might call it life with nerds, geeks or whatever pejorative term you want to use about smart but awkward people. It has raised their profile and … Continue reading
When the Presidential dollar series ends with the Jerry Ford issue in 2016, the First Spouse gold coin program will end with it. At that point, all of the coins issued from Martha Washington to Betty Ford will be a … Continue reading