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Can Silver Eagles Be Boring?
August 02, 2012

The uncirculated version of the 2012 silver American Eagle goes on sale at the U.S. Mint website at noon Eastern time today.

How many collectors will care enough this year to buy one?

There may be more than a few collectors who have been exhausted by the wave of proof coins, the regular 2012-W proof, the two-coin San Francisco proof set with regular proof and reverse proof, and the soon-to-arrive Bureau of Engraving and Printing set with a regular “S” proof in it.

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About the Author
David C. Harper has been a coin collector since 1963. He joined the Krause Publications editorial staff in 1978 and is currently editor of Numismatic News and World Coin News. He also edits two books annually, North American Coins & Prices and Coin Digest. He is the author of the Class of '63 column that runs each week in Numismatic News. His first bylined numismatic article appeared in the June 1971 issue of Coins Magazine and his various Krause Publications assignments included a stint as editor of the magazine 1980-1983. Harper received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1977. He had a double major of journalism and economics.

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