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New Year Brings New Prospects
December 31, 2009

The last day of 2009 dawns with new snow in Iola. Shoveling out the snow and shoveling out the old year seems an apt metaphor.

Having endured the biggest financial panic in three generations and its consequences, people are certainly entitled to celebrate tonight.

Give a thought to numismatics when you are ushering out the old year. The hobby is a tough old bird that endured its own fluctuations but came through the crisis pretty much intact.

Gold’s wondrous rise offered both commercial cash flow and great headlines.

Will 2010 offer as much drama?

Probably not.

After all, how much drama can we endure?

But the collector impulse will continue and the top tier of hobbyists will have the opportunity next week to bid on the trophy coin of all U.S. trophy coins: the 1913 Liberty Head nickel.

Will it sell?

Will the price be a record?

If the answer to both questions is an unqualified yes, we will be off to the races again in 2010.

I hope 2010 will be a happy new year for all.

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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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