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I know that, don’t you?
May 27, 2014

We collectors take so much for granted that it sometimes surprises me to see how a noncollector might view things.

Take the simple term “proof set.”

We all know that proof sets contain proof coins, which are coins that were specially struck on polished planchets with polished dies.

So as far as it goes, proof set is a simple concept, right?

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On May 28, 2014 friv 3 said
I understand what you say and what we can recognize that, but also not so simple that we can do.

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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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