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Webinar is not a duck
March 24, 2011

My firm invited me to do a webinar on Monday that the promotion department decided to call “Safe Coin Investing.”

There really is no such thing.

The very act of investing money means to put it at risk in hopes of making a profit. The size of the expected profit determines the level of risk.

A more accurate name would be “Safer Coin Investing.”

But who asks me?

There are intelligent things you can do once you have decided to make an investment to minimize risk and to use diversification.

Most coin collectors, especially those who began as kids, were making investment decisions before they knew what investing was. They just thought they were having fun.

They were active, engaged and learning all of the time. Those are good foundational traits for an investor to have also.

With more and more people taking an interest in gold and silver, they find their way into numismatics and are mystified by it.

The webinar should help demystify it.

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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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