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Act Early, Cancel Late
October 28, 2013

Collectors are predictable. That does not mean they are unchanging.

For many years collectors have acted to order numismatic items from the U.S. Mint on the first day of sales. This occurs for virtually all programs whether they are considered hot or routine.

Collectors also seem to jump at the very end of programs, particularly hot programs, to create a sales bulge just before the termination date.

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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, Bank Note Reporter 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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