Author Archives: Dave Harper

Palladium Eagle ready for landing Sept. 25

I don’t think I would recognize palladium if it hit me on the head. Would you? We’ll all get to find out starting Sept. 25. The United States Mint on that date will begin selling palladium American Eagle bullion coins to … Continue reading

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What can these possibly mean?

If it were April Fools’ Day, my email this morning would make sense. Because it is not, I wondered about a full moon. That passed Sept. 5. Well-known public relations professional Donn Pearlman sent me a link this morning. He … Continue reading

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August Mint production down

Monthly coin production at the United States Mint declined 7 percent during August from its July level. The fall of 87.26 million coins was due to drops in output at the Denver Mint. Philadelphia production increased for the four circulating … Continue reading

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Never got one of these in change

I received an interesting quarter in my lunch change this week. It had been a long day. It was evening when I got home before I even looked at it. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I did look. No, … Continue reading

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Can the four of us predict the future?

I am in California. Tomorrow I will be appearing at the 4th Annual California Numismatic Seminar in Vallejo. There are four speakers. All will address the topic, “Collecting in Today’s World.” It is a big area to assess. Current conditions. … Continue reading

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Trump medal fills inauguration void

The Presidential inaugural medal series came to an end in 2017. Or did it? It might just depend on what collectors do. The Trump Presidential campaign website is now selling bronze medals. Collectors will apply the duck test. Does it … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Silver proof sets at top of buyer’s lists

When it comes to 2017 proof sets, buyers preferred the silver version this week over the clad. Sales rose by 11,131 silver sets, double the 5,541 clad gain. However, overall clad proof set sales are handsomely ahead for the year, … Continue reading

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Usual silver Eagle buyers short of cash?

Cash flow is the name of the game in business. Numismatics is a huge business. One very large niche is the bullion business. Are potential bullion buyers short of money? You have to wonder looking at the sales of the … Continue reading

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Kagin’s Auction to offer gold coins to Hobo nickels

We collectors are living in an age of gold. This week’s numismatic chapter regarding the precious metal will be written by a Sept. 15 auction to be conducted by Kagin’s Auction. The sale will be called in conjunction with the Santa … Continue reading

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Do you know what these pieces are?

Noted numismatic researcher Roger W. Burdette needs help with his latest project. Can you provide it? He says he “is currently examining the private pattern coins and related pieces made by International Nickel Company (Inco) in 1964-65.” These were created … Continue reading

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