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Don't Let Mistakes Pull You Down
August 16, 2012

Nobody likes to make mistakes. But for a true coin collector, mistakes are a part of our overall experience.

The hope and the expectation is that they are limited in nature and we learn from them and never repeat the error.

Collectors who start as kids have an advantage. They are playing with small sums of money that can be recouped in later life. They also learn quicker.

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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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