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Baltimore Dominates This Week
July 28, 2008

The start to my day came jarringly soon. I had a 6 a.m. flight to Baltimore to attend the American Numismatic Association's summer convention, which is called the World's Fair of Money.

My day's schedule was constructed a couple of months ago when it was time to buy an airline ticket at a reasonable price. Sometimes the ANA board meets in open session on Monday. Sometimes it does not. I had to make a guess. I lost.

This turned out to be one of the years it will not meet in open session today. The entire day is taken up in closed session.

On the other hand, this gives me the opportunity to scope things out early and especially to attend a meeting of the Professional Numismatists Guild at 4 p.m. I am an associate member, but usually I am not around early enough in a convention to attend its meetings. This time it worked out.

That is the nature of an ANA convention. You may plan, but events take over and you make adjustments.

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On July 28, 2008 Steve said

Is it safe to say all the first stricks on the smaller denomination uncir. Buffalows sold out last week?


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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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