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Keep Pace No Matter what the Season
July 05, 2013

Wisconsin’s summers are not exactly long, but my grandparents exaggerated after every Fourth of July by declaring that summer was over as soon as the last firework boomed over the lake.

As a kid, this statement was a bit of a puzzler. Now that I am hurtling toward the age of my grandparents I just think the statement is funny. It is something you can get away with when you have gray hair.

However, July 4 is a mile marker of sorts. Attention begins to shift in the coin hobby to the next important show. Usually, this relates to the American Numismatic Association convention, which this year will get under way Aug. 13.

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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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