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Coins Recall World War I
February 20, 2014

Coins recalling the events of World War I will be struck and sold this year by many mints of the world.

On June 28 we will mark the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo. By early August 1914 the Great Powers of Europe were engaged in a death struggle that cost tens of millions of lives.

The United States will have three more years to determine what it will do, if anything, to mark our participation in that tragic war.

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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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