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- This Week's Letters (05/28/13) Our great U.S. Mint has done it again. When I received my three proof sets from the mint I noticed that on the side cover it had 2012 proof set printed. It did have the correct 2013 on the face of the box. Does the Mint have any kind of quality control?
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Author Archives: Dave Harper
Gold has dropped significantly in value in the last week. The public in response has stepped up purchases of gold bullion coins. How will buyers of the collector version of the gold American Eagle respond today in current market conditions? … Continue reading
With the spotlight on gold and silver this week, I thought it might be refreshing to mention another basic building block of the U.S. coin hobby. The annual standard clad uncirculated coin set, popularly called a mint set, is not … Continue reading
As the impact of yesterday’s decline in precious metals sinks in, we can already see the effects ripple through numismatics. The U.S. Mint took three silver-related products off sale in the middle of the day yesterday for what will likely … Continue reading
How low can they go? That is the question on the minds of many owners and followers of precious metals this morning. When I checked the Kitco website I found that an ounce of gold was trading for $1,422.90 a … Continue reading
Are you supposed to be a gold coin collector? From all of the precious metal headlines, you would think that nearly all of us would be, but in fact the opposite is the case. Most of us are not cut out for it. Continue reading
The collector version of the silver American Eagle has taken a backseat to the bullion version so far in 2013. Some 15,929,500 of the one-ounce bullion pieces have been sold through April 9, with 1,706,500 of those sold so far in April. On the other hand, the proof silver American Eagle saw sales of 4,208 this week to bring the running total to 409,415. Continue reading
Quick. If you had limited funds to spend, would you rather pay $36 each for a roll of 1986-P or 1986-D cents, or would you rather pay $37.50 for an uncirculated roll of 1951-D cents or $35 for a roll … Continue reading
It’s baseball season, but you wouldn’t know it by looking out the window here in Iola, Wis. We see snow. Winter still has us in its grip. Last year it was in the 80s in March. This year the ground … Continue reading
The second America the Beautiful quarter of 2013 is now available in quantity from the U.S. Mint. Have you ordered your rolls or bags yet? The coin honors Perry’s Victory and International Peace Monument at the village of Put-In-Bay, Ohio, … Continue reading