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gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,428 ✭✭✭✭✭

I just found this Overton half dollar book in the basement. I dont even remember purchasing this book. Its been buried for at least 35 years. WOW I'm going to have to dig in and do some early half dollar studying.

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    alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,666 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I wish I could find all my coin related books but they were all lost in the move
    Two boxes that got thrown away instead of finding the moving truck :/

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,318 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My copy.
    Jim


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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,318 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @alaura22 said:
    I wish I could find all my coin related books but they were all lost in the move
    Two boxes that got thrown away instead of finding the moving truck :/

    WHAAAT!
    Jim


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

    Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.....Mark Twain
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    alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,666 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yep, it happened almost 9 years ago and I'm still not over it :/
    All my red books, blue books, auction catalogs, and reference books all gone..............

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    pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,596 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @gumby1234 said:
    I just found this Overton half dollar book in the basement. I dont even remember purchasing this book. Its been buried for at least 35 years. WOW I'm going to have to dig in and do some early half dollar studying.

    ... and so it begins ... B)


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    BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 8,048 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @alaura22 said:
    Yep, it happened almost 9 years ago and I'm still not over it :/
    All my red books, blue books, auction catalogs, and reference books all gone..............

    Can sympathize with you. Lost mine years ago. Red/Blue books,Jean Cohen book on BIE cents,Design Cud,Photograde,Spadone book on errors.

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    BigAlBigAl Posts: 1,139 ✭✭✭

    Nice basement find, certainly better than finding a dead cockroach or a live snake, I’ve found both.

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    gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,428 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BigAl said:
    Nice basement find, certainly better than finding a dead cockroach or a live snake, I’ve found both.

    I was down there looking for something else and didn't find what I was looking for. At least something good came out of my searching.

    @alaura22 thats sad news.

    @jesbroken yours appears to be a slightly older version.

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,318 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @gumby1234
    Mine is a 1990 3rd Edition First Printing.
    Jim


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

    Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.....Mark Twain
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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,318 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What is the best version of Overton's Early Half Dollar Die Varieties 1794-1836 and why?
    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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    gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,428 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jesbroken Jim i have no idea, but have heard the 3rd edition is a popular version.

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    lilolmelilolme Posts: 2,467 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here is a 2012 coin world article (by BustDM I believe) on the Bust Half die marriage and 'book' progression and the Overton books through the 4th edition. Since this article was 2012 there is a 5th edition that I see on searches and one of them identified it as 2014 but I did not look for more.

    PS - I believe the revised edition (and with multiple printings) is the second edition in the article.

    https://www.coinworld.com/news/us-coins/a-half-dollar-books-evolution.html

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    gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,428 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @lilolme thanks thats a very informative article. Mine is the second edition printed in 1970.

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    johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,521 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jesbroken said:

    @alaura22 said:
    I wish I could find all my coin related books but they were all lost in the move
    Two boxes that got thrown away instead of finding the moving truck :/

    WHAAAT!
    Jim

    omg, the humanity :'(

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    ElKevvoElKevvo Posts: 4,064 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I am sort of happy I don't have a basement (very few in North Central Texas) 'cause I would have a lot of stuff down there that I would forget about. But then again, it would occasionally be like a treasure hunt!

    K

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,318 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Were I to move(although I live in the house I was born in, so not likely), My coins would be in the safe on the moving truck and my books would fill the back seat and storage area of my car and I would eat in the car on the way. JMO
    Jim


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

    Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.....Mark Twain
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    pmh1nicpmh1nic Posts: 3,151 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice find.

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