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New information about half disme
May 19, 2014

When the June 3 issue of Numismatic News went to press last Thursday, you cannot know how happy I was that I had survived several computer glitches that tried to get between me and the successful conclusion of a deadline.

In this particular issue was an important work by R.W. Julian.

He has done some original research into the story of the 1792 half disme. It is a coin that is surrounded by much numismatic lore.

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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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