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Don't Be Bashful About Gold
August 14, 2008



Wasn't it the old Dragnet TV series that said the names had been changed to protect the innocent?

Well, gold bugs like a little screen between themselves and the rest of the world, too.

Yesterday's topic elicited an e-mail that I will show in part here.

"After you and I spoke on this after Pat's column about two months ago, both myself and a top gold, gold futures and gold equities analysis firm that I deal with agree that his opinions are 'solid gold.' Are his opinions likely to ruffle some feathers? Sure. But then there are still a lot of people in denial about the strength of U.S. banks, the U.S. stock market and the dollar. This is one more reason I plan to retire in Asia."

"Give us more of Pat! Please feel free to share my thoughts with him."

Hey, I will share these thoughts with more than just Pat. They can kick off the discussion.

I have to admit I was a little disappointed to see that no comments were posted below my comments yesterday on numismaticnews.net. Perhaps people are thinking about it. Perhaps it is simply a slow summertime period and they will think about that tomorrow, not unlike Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind.

People who believe in gold don't want to be reduced to wearing the drapes because they didn't take precautions against inflation.



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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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