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Rick Snow’s Flying Eagle & Indian Cent Attribution Guide: Book Review

ashelandasheland Posts: 22,688 ✭✭✭✭✭

I just received these today. I’m very impressed!
Well written with tons of pictures, lots and lots of information. This may be what pushes me into doing the entire Indian Cent collection.

Even the books themselves are nicely made with color pictures when available and quality paper, sewn binding, etc. etc.

Anyone with even a mild interest in the series, I highly recommend these books.

Better still, they were on sale from $200 down to $130 with shipping included.

They were even signed. B)

Does anyone here have a set? What do you think of them?

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,295 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have the 1st volume in paper and pdf. Have used them for years and absolutely love the information. Rick helped me immensely in my 2 collections, one I almost completed in woodgrain lacking only 5. Both I later sold and now have about 2/3's a collection which I don't really work at very much. I hope you do complete a collection as it is a most rewarding experience.
    Jim


    When a man who is honestly mistaken hears the truth, he will either quit being mistaken or cease to be honest....Abraham Lincoln

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I was considering doing an IHC set about ten years ago. Ended up with a couple of consulting contracts and never did start. If I decide to do it though, I will definitely get Rick Snow's books. Cheers, RickO

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    ashelandasheland Posts: 22,688 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Definitely it’s on my mind to do the set, the only problem is, I’m doing other type collections and gold etc. it gets a little expensive doing it all. :D

    But, I’m in no hurry... :)
    And definitely having fun!

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    TiborTibor Posts: 3,246 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Bought my set at the beginning. Well written. Due to age, they are for sale

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    ldhairldhair Posts: 7,121 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well worth the money. Great set.

    Larry

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    2windy2fish2windy2fish Posts: 817 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Money well spent!
    If you are even a little bit determined you can find a decent variety or two, likely in your own collection that you weren’t aware of beforehand…
    And furthermore the pics and stories about patterns, errors and off metal coins will mesmerize!

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    winestevenwinesteven Posts: 4,057 ✭✭✭✭✭

    As I’ve said many times, Rick Snow literally “wrote the book” on Flying Eagle and Indian Cents.

    I can’t even describe the phenomenal help and time Rick gave me in my recent completion of my unique Indian Head Cent set.

    He’s my hero!

    Steve

    A day without fine wine and working on your coin collection is like a day without sunshine!!!

    My collecting “Pride & Joy” is my PCGS Registry Dansco 7070 Set:
    https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/type-sets/design-type-sets/complete-dansco-7070-modified-type-set-1796-date/publishedset/213996
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    SnapsSnaps Posts: 187 ✭✭✭✭

    @asheland you got a good deal on the set. I bought a set, back in April 2020, and it cost me $250

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    ashelandasheland Posts: 22,688 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Snaps said:
    @asheland you got a good deal on the set. I bought a set, back in April 2020, and it cost me $250

    I think they recently went on sale. I had good timing.

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    ashelandasheland Posts: 22,688 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @winesteven said:
    As I’ve said many times, Rick Snow literally “wrote the book” on Flying Eagle and Indian Cents.

    I can’t even describe the phenomenal help and time Rick gave me in my recent completion of my unique Indian Head Cent set.

    He’s my hero!

    Steve

    That set you completed is epic!

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    ashelandasheland Posts: 22,688 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @2windy2fish said:
    Money well spent!
    If you are even a little bit determined you can find a decent variety or two, likely in your own collection that you weren’t aware of beforehand…
    And furthermore the pics and stories about patterns, errors and off metal coins will mesmerize!

    VERY true! It happened last December. My first (business strike) IHC I bought it on a whim, I simply liked the coin, a cool date and nice looking:

    I think I paid $425 or roundabout, and was showing my new purchase on these forums, one of the members noticed the variety:

    The coin was very recently slabbed and bought by a dealer, he had the coin only for a few hours that very day he bought it then sold it to me the same day.

    It never crossed my mind to check for any varieties, I just liked that it was 1866 and has a great, original look. The variety was a total surprise and very welcomed. B)

    This is definitely what leads us down these rabbit holes. :D

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    DCWDCW Posts: 6,973 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @asheland
    What variety is it?
    Congrats on picking up the books!

    Dead Cat Waltz Exonumia
    "Coin collecting for outcasts..."

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    ashelandasheland Posts: 22,688 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 9, 2022 11:56AM

    @DCW said:
    @asheland
    What variety is it?
    Congrats on picking up the books!

    Snow-1 DDO
    And thanks! 👍

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    Picker1954Picker1954 Posts: 184 ✭✭✭

    I used to try to cherrypick Indian varieties for years at shows. My last great find was a discovery coin - 1859 Snow-6. I found it at a FUN show and promptly sold it to Rick Snow, who was set up there.

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    ashelandasheland Posts: 22,688 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Picker1954 said:
    I used to try to cherrypick Indian varieties for years at shows. My last great find was a discovery coin - 1859 Snow-6. I found it at a FUN show and promptly sold it to Rick Snow, who was set up there.

    Nice find! 👍

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