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Author Archives: Dave Harper
It wasn’t a 15-minute sellout, but the Mint got rid of its remaining gold Mercury dimes yesterday with little trouble. I checked a half an hour into the sale, and the Mint’s website showed they were still available. When after … Continue reading
Gold has been hammered. It’s the Fed’s fault. When the Federal Reserve System raised interest rates by a quarter point yesterday and indicated it would likely impose three more rate hikes in 2017, gold reacted very negatively. It is down … Continue reading
Finland and the United States were the top winners in the first round of judging in the Coin of the Year competition. Each nation won two of the 10 categories, while Italy, Japan, Canada, Great Britain, Austria, and the Cook … Continue reading
The buying frenzy for gold Mercury dimes might repeat itself tomorrow when the U.S. Mint puts 8,904 remainders back on sale on its website. Start time is noon Eastern. Price might even be $5 lower at $200 because gold bullion … Continue reading
Everybody likes a treasure hunt, right? Anyone living in the Washington, D.C., metro area have got one thanks to Julian Leidman of Bonanza Coins. A 1916 McKinley gold commemorative dollar coin has been hidden to celebrate its 100th anniversary. Leidman … Continue reading
Approval by the Senate Dec. 10 of gold, silver and clad Apollo 11 commemorative coins for 2019 will make many coin collectors drool. These will be the second series of cupped coins issued by the U.S. Mint. The Senate acted … Continue reading
Like most collectors on a budget, I watch as the annual proof gold American Eagle sets come and go. I wached the gold First Spouse series. In neither case am I a buyer. That does not mean the Mint should … Continue reading
Holiday sales numbers are washing over these pages. Traditional Christmas purchases are pushing up numbers for proof sets and mint sets. The clad 2016 proof set jumped by 27,844 to 534,258. The 2016 silver proof set was up by 12,014 … Continue reading
Ready for a bargain from the United States Mint? When the annual uncirculated dollar coin set goes up for sale on the Mint website Dec. 14, buyers will find that it is priced at $49.95. At first glance, that might … Continue reading