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Was it Color or Value that Attracts?
June 19, 2013

When I searched through bags and rolls of cents in the 1960s, anything 50 years old was almost ancient and the oldest date possible, the 1909 issues, still hadn’t reached 60 years of age.

Yet because of the huge variation in mintages, the possibility of finding something that was worth more than a cent was a great motivator.

Who wouldn’t want to find a 1909-S VDB or a 1914-D coin?

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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, 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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