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- Letters to the Editor (Feb. 16, 2016) New quarters are out there, just keep lookingI just finished reading the Jan. 26 Numismatic News publication, specifically your response to P. Ritchie who found a Denali quarter.About a month ago, my sister who works in a local discount pharmacy, ...
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Author Archives: Dave Harper
It’s time to go to the Florida United Numismatists convention. Wish me luck getting there. I have had more than my share of difficulties relating to this event. Such are winter travails. Travel days make me feel cut off, but … Continue reading
I had an email from a Numismatic News reader telling me that he had found an “S” mint Denali quarter of 2012 in circulation. The writer was not explicit, but I assume this not the proof, that it is indeed … Continue reading
Before anyone wants to declare the year just past as the year of the U.S. gold bullion coin buyer, it might pay to look a little deeper into some statistics assembled by the U.S. Mint on the final day of … Continue reading
Editor Dave Harper wants to know: Will a price increase of $7 for 2016’s commemorative half dollars hurt sales? Let us know your thoughts and feedback on our weekly poll question by entering your comments below or by emailing Dave … Continue reading
Bullion buyers know that the Mint will begin taking orders for one-ounce silver American Eagle coins Jan. 11, 2016. Collectors of the 2016 proof version do not yet have the certainty of knowing when it will be released. Dates are … Continue reading
Out with the old, in with the new? That is the usual sentiment on New Year’s Eve. Does it apply to the U.S. cent? Former Mint Director Philip Diehl says the old cent should be abolished in an interview posted … Continue reading
Are the mintages of some of this year’s commemoratives low enough to entice some late buying from collectors? The possibility occurred to me this morning, so I checked the Mint’s website to see what I could find. I see the … Continue reading
Mother nature dumped around 11 inches of snow on Iola, Wis., this morning according to a weather reporting station in the area. I spent 40 minutes shoveling. The muscles in my lower back tell me they have not been exercised … Continue reading
I checked precious metals prices this morning. Gold was $1,070.80 on the Kitco website. Silver was at $14.03. Markets fluctuate day to day and the swings are generally just background noise. Even in an up market, there are swings lower. … Continue reading
Editor Dave Harper wants to know: Should the U.S. increase Secret Service funding to fight counterfeiting? Let us know your thoughts and feedback on our weekly poll question by entering your comments below or by emailing Dave Harper here: Dave.Harper@fwcommunity.com. … Continue reading