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Don't Call it a New Year's Resolution
December 19, 2013

Studies have shown that New Year’s resolutions do not last long, but that doesn’t mean it is a bad thing to re-evaluate things you are doing from time to time.

When silver was rocketing ahead to its 2011 peak I suggested collectors take a look at their modern commemorative silver dollars and use the opportunity to get rid of coins they no longer desired to own.

A loss of interest might have occurred because retail prices on the secondary market had fallen, or simply that a set that begins in 1983 with the Olympic commemoratives (1982 if you include silver half dollars) was growing too big.

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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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