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Add a Dash of Cash
November 20, 2012



Back in the late 19th century when the so-called robber barons were at the height of their power and control over the American economy, people like Andrew Carnegie dominated steel, John D. Rockefeller had oil, Jay Gould and various Vanderbilts had railroads yet their grip on these various industries could slip if a financial crisis erupted and they found themselves temporarily short of cash.

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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, Bank Note Reporter 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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