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Author Archives: Dave Harper
The U.S. Mint has a notation on its website of how many days it is until the 225th anniversary of its founding on April 2, 1792. Two years later will come the 225th anniversary of the half dollar coin. This, … Continue reading
Is the rate of cent production telling us that a recession is approaching? I know you can drive yourself crazy with financial news debating the health of the economy. This, I hope will be constructive. Yesterday I was checking out … Continue reading
Gold Standing Liberty quarters appear on the second page of Mint Statistics for the first time. They go on the board with sales of 53,378. That is far short of the 100,000 available. As if in sympathy, the sales total … Continue reading
It might no longer be a sellout possibility, but collectors who ordered the 47,884 gold Standing Liberty quarters on the first day they were available are impressed by their quality. One individual who telephoned Numismatic News Sept. 13 is as … Continue reading
A reader recently sent an email to me that told me he had owned a coin for years that looks to him to be a 1940-D Roosevelt dime. As every collector knows, the Roosevelt series began in 1946. The reader … Continue reading
The Mint is speedily delivering the 47,884 gold Standing Liberty quarters ordered by collectors on the first day, Sept. 8. Superb quality is the hallmark of the coins thus far, according to hobbyists. I had a telephone call yesterday from … Continue reading
When September rolls around, do you think of the record price for gold? I do. It has been just over five years since the precious metal traded for $1,900 a troy ounce back in September 2011. What a year that … Continue reading
When was the last time I mentioned looking at my change? Can’t remember? Neither can I. After paying my tab for Friday fish at Too-Dars cafe here in Iola, I was handed quite a handful. My bill was $6.07. I … Continue reading
No sellout. No complaints? You underestimate the ingenuity of coin collectors to carp about the U.S. Mint. All day yesterday it looked like a very smooth offer for the gold Standing Liberty quarter. I checked from time to time to … Continue reading
Since we cannot talk about a sellout of the gold Standing Liberty quarter, how about talking about yesterday’s sellout, or to be more precise, the Aug. 23 sellout of the silver Liberty medal? Some orders didn’t work out. There was … Continue reading