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- Letters to the Editor (December 20, 2016) Guide books suggest elitism exists in hobby The letter I wrote a few weeks ago was not intended to be an insult to anyone but were merely examples of my experience with both coin and stamp collecting. It was meant to be a general discussion about the hobby abroad, not simply about one denomination out of ...
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Author Archives: Dave Harper
How often have you read that the paper dollar has lost over 98 percent of its value since 1913? I know I have seen it many times. Let’s look forward. 1913 is 103 years ago. Let’s go forward 108 years … Continue reading
Rip-roaring gold demand made October the best sales month for one-ounce gold American Eagles since July 2015. A total of 100,500 of these investment bullion coins were sold by the United States Mint, according to its website. The running sales total … Continue reading
Coin collecting as part of mass American culture is not what it used to be. My generation remembers the old “Hawaii 5-O” episode from 1973 involving a 1913 Liberty Head nickel. Coins are rarely portrayed as being that desirable. Nowadays … Continue reading
Did you enjoy the Page 1 story about Buffalo nickels as much as I did? Kids, coins and Nic-A-Date went together when I was a new collector a half century ago. How well I remember. Puzzling over dateless Buffalo nickels … Continue reading
More one-ounce gold American Eagle bullion coins have been sold by the United States Mint in October than in any other month of 2016. And the month is not over yet. Sales of the popular investment coin might be significantly higher … Continue reading
Demand for gold American Eagles is on fire. For the one-ounce bullion Eagle, it will take sales of just 3,500 more in the last few days of October to equal the top selling month of the year, which was April. … Continue reading
I received a 1974-S cent in my change a week or so ago It impressed me. I had never gotten one in change before. The magic of the mintmark is still strong for my generation. It is that very same … Continue reading
Coin collectors are mostly men, right? That is conventional wisdom. That is the impression one gets looking around bourse floors at coin shows. Mint information shared with participants at the Oct. 13 Numismatic Forum in Philadelphia showed there have been … Continue reading
Late this afternoon we will find out how sales of the Ronald Reagan Coin & Chronicles set are going. After last year’s sequence of four sellouts of Coin & Chronicles sets, expectations were high. The inclusion of reverse proof Presidential … Continue reading