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May I introduce you to your coins?
May 20, 2014

What do I mean by that title? I hope it has pulled you into today’s blog.

Coin collectors today are becoming more and more familiar with holders and less and less familiar with their coins.

Are we in the process of losing our natural curiosity to closely examine those coins that we hold in hour hands?

I wondered that when I got the word that Stack’s Bowers will put a newly discovered rarity in their August American Numismatic Association auction.

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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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