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February 12, 2009



What's the first major task to perform when I returned to the office this morning from Berlin?

Do you think it might have something to do with Numismatic News, Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday, or something along similar lines?

Nah.

Coin Chat Radio was the first thing on my agenda. We lost yesterday in transit, which would have been the day to put the program together. Instead, we are putting the radio program together even as this is written.

I have an interview with Kerry Tattersall of the Austrian Mint. He talks about the success that the silver one-ounce Philharmonic turned out to be last year and his expectations for increased mintages this year.

Another interview is with Hans-Henning Goehrum, president of the World Money Fair. He noted a decline in attendance in Berlin by Eastern Europeans who come from countries whose currencies have taken serious hits in the world financial crisis.

This did not lead to an overall decline in attendance as other collectors from elsewhere made up the difference.

Give a listen if you get the chance this afternoon at Email to friend   Print


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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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