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Salute to Texas or Typo?
October 19, 2012

The spell check function on the computer is a wonderful thing. But it does have its limits.

A recent example of this was pointed out to me by a reader email that arrived yesterday.

In a story about a possible future Mark Twain commemorative program that appeared in an issue of Numismatic News, our article helpfully attempted to point out that the author’s actual name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens.

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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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