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Reference Books - Definitive Guides on Each Series.

I thought this would be a good idea for an informative thread. I will compile a complete list of reference guides for all U.S. Coins at the top of this thread from the subsequent posts. It'll serve usefull to those who wish to have a complete reference library for all U.S. Coins.

I updated the list and also added it to our website. Numismatic Literature

Colonial Coins

Early Coins of America by Sylvester Crosby

Redbook - Current (2007)

Walter Breen - Breen Encyclopedia

In addition, some of the significant auction catalogs are as informative or more so than the references:

The 1979 - 1980 Garrett collection catalogs by Bowers (three volumes)

The 1983 Roper Collection catalog by Stack's - arguably the finest and most complete colonial type set ever assembled.

The 1987 - 1988 Norweb collection catalogs by Bowers (three volumes), and 2006 Norweb Washingtonia volume by Stack's

The 1996 Eliasberg collection catalog by Bowers volume 1 (a limited offering, but many high grade pieces)

The 2003 - 2007 Ford Collection catalogs by Stack's


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Liberty Cap Half Cents - Head Left (1793)

Ron Manley - Half Cent Die States (1997?)

Walter Breen - Encyclopedia of United States Half Cents (1984)

Roger Cohen - American Half Cents (1982)


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Liberty Cap Half Cents - Head Right (1794-1797)

Ron Manley - Half Cent Die States (1997?)

Walter Breen - Encyclopedia of United States Half Cents (1984)

Roger Cohen - American Half Cents (1982)


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Draped Bust Half Cents (1800-1808)

Ron Manley - Half Cent Die States (1997?)

Walter Breen - Encyclopedia of United States Half Cents (1984)

Roger Cohen - American Half Cents (1982)


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Classic Head Half Cents (1809-1836)

Ron Manley - Half Cent Die States (1997?)

Walter Breen - Encyclopedia of United States Half Cents (1984)

Roger Cohen - American Half Cents (1982)


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Braided Hair Half Cents (1840-1857)

Ron Manley - Half Cent Die States (1997?)

Walter Breen - Encyclopedia of United States Half Cents (1984)

Roger Cohen - American Half Cents (1982)


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Flowing Hair Large Cents , Chain Reverse (1793)

1) PENNY WHIMSY, by Sheldon.

2) UNITED STATES LARGE CENTS 1793-1814, by Noyes.

"Walter Breen's Encyclopedia of Early United States Cents 1793-1814" by Walter Breen and Del Bland. (2000)


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Flowing Hair Large Cents , Wreath Reverse (1793)

1) PENNY WHIMSY, by Sheldon.

2) UNITED STATES LARGE CENTS 1793-1814, by Noyes.

"Walter Breen's Encyclopedia of Early United States Cents 1793-1814" by Walter Breen and Del Bland. (2000)


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Liberty Cap Large Cents (1793-1796)

1) PENNY WHIMSY, by Sheldon.

2) UNITED STATES LARGE CENTS 1793-1814, by Noyes.

"Walter Breen's Encyclopedia of Early United States Cents 1793-1814" by Walter Breen and Del Bland. (2000)


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Draped Bust Large Cents (1796-1807)

1) PENNY WHIMSY, by Sheldon.

2) UNITED STATES LARGE CENTS 1793-1814, by Noyes.

"Walter Breen's Encyclopedia of Early United States Cents 1793-1814" by Walter Breen and Del Bland. (2000)


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Classic Head Large Cents (1808-1814)

UNITED STATES LARGE CENTS 1793-1814, by Noyes.

"Walter Breen's Encyclopedia of Early United States Cents 1793-1814" by Walter Breen and Del Bland. (2000)


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Matron Head Large Cents (1816-1839)

1) UNITED STATES COPPER CENTS, 1816-1857, by Newcomb.

2) UNITED STATES LARGE CENTS 1816-1839, by Noyes.

3) THE CENT BOOK, by Wright.


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Braided Hair Large Cents (1839-1857)

1) UNITED STATES COPPER CENTS, 1816-1857, by Newcomb.

"The Die Varieties of United States Large Cents 1840-1857" by John R. Grellman, Jr. (2001)


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Flying Eagle Small Cents (1856-1858)

-Richard Snow - A Guide Book of Flying Eagle and Indian Head Cents (2006)

-Q. David Bowers - Enthustiuast's Guide to Flying Eagle and Indian Cent (1996)

-Richard Snow - Flying Eagle and Indian Cent Attribution Guide 1856-1858 (2003)


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Indian Head Small Cents (1859-1909)

-A Guide Book of Flying Eagle and Indian Head Cents By Richard Snow (2006)

-Q. David Bowers - Enthustiuast's Guide to Flying Eagle and Indian Cents (1996)

-Richard Snow - Flying Eagle and Indian Cent Attribution Guide 1856-1858 (2003)


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Lincoln Small Cents - Wheat (1909-1958)

The Lincoln Cent Doubled Die, John Wexler, 1984

The Authoritative Reference on Lincoln Cents, John Wexler and Kevin Flynn, 1996

The Complete Guide to Lincoln Cents, David W. Lange, 2005

The RPM Book: Second Edition, Lincoln Cents, James Wiles, 1997

The Standard Guide to the Lincoln Cent, Dr. Sol Taylor, Fourth Edition, 1999

Looking Through Lincoln Cents, Charles D. Daughtrey, Second Edition, 2005

A Detailed Analysis of Lincoln Cent Varieties, Volume 1, Billy G. Crawford, 2004(?)


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Lincoln Small Cents - Memorial (1959-Date)

The Lincoln Cent Doubled Die, John Wexler, 1984

The Authoritative Reference on Lincoln Cents, John Wexler and Kevin Flynn, 1996

The Complete Guide to Lincoln Cents, David W. Lange, 2005

The RPM Book: Second Edition, Lincoln Cents, James Wiles, 1997

The Standard Guide to the Lincoln Cent, Dr. Sol Taylor, Fourth Edition, 1999

Looking Through Lincoln Cents, Charles D. Daughtrey, Second Edition, 2005

A Detailed Analysis of Lincoln Cent Varieties, Volume 1, Billy G. Crawford, 2004(?)


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Two Cents

-Getting Your Two Cents Worth, Kevin Flynn

-The Two Cent Piece and Varieties, Myron Kliman


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Silver Three Cents (1851-1873)

-Kevin Flynn is working on one, as of now there is no book on this series. (DAMN!) Sounds like a good opportunity for research.


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Nickel Three Cents (1865-1889)

-The Authoritative Reference on Three Cent Nickels, Kevin Flynn & Edward Fletcher


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Flowing Hair Half Dimes (1794-1795)

#1 "Federal Half Dimes 1792-1837" by Russell J. Logan and John W. McCloskey

#2 "The United States Half Dimes" by D.W. Valentine


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Draped Bust Half Dimes (1796-1805)

#1 = "Federal Half Dimes 1792-1837" by Russell J. Logan and John W. McCloskey

#2 = "The United States Half Dimes" by D.W. Valentine


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Capped Bust Half Dimes (1829-1837)

#1 = "Federal Half Dimes 1792-1837" by Russell J. Logan and John W. McCloskey

#2 = "The United States Half Dimes" by D.W. Valentine

Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)

#1 = "The Complete Guide to Liberty Seated Half Dimes" by Al Blythe

#2 = "The United States Half Dimes" by D.W. Valentine


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Shield Five Cents (Nickels) (1866-1883)

The Complete Guide to Shield and Liberty Head Nickels by Peters, Gloria and Mohon, Cynthia

-The Shield Five Cent Series, Edward Fletcher


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Liberty Head Five Cents (Nickels) (1883-1913)

The Complete Guide to Shield and Liberty Head Nickels by Peters, Gloria and Mohon, Cynthia

Treasure Hunting Liberty Head Nickels by Kevin Flynn


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Indian Head (or Buffalo) Five Cents (Nickels) (1913-1938)

-David Lange's The Complete Guide to Buffalo Nickels.

-1999-"Treasure Hunting Buffalo Nickels" by John Wexler, Kevin Flynn, and Ron Pope

-Buffalo Nickels-The Abraded Die Varieties has an invaluable section on strike characteristics of each date/mm


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Jefferson Head Five Cents (Nickels) (1938-Date)

The Best of the Jefferson Nickel Doubled Die Varieties, Second Edition, John A. Wexler.

The Jefferson Nickel Analyst - Bernard A. Nagengast


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Draped Bust Ten Cents (Dimes) (1796-1807)

-Davis, David J., Logan, Russell J., Lovejoy, Allen F., McCloskey, John W.,

Subjack, William J., Early United States Dimes 1796-1837


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Capped Bust Ten Cents (Dimes) (1809-1837)

-Davis, David J., Logan, Russell J., Lovejoy, Allen F., McCloskey, John W.,

Subjack, William J., Early United States Dimes 1796-1837


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Seated Liberty Ten Cents (Dimes) (1837-1891)

-Ahwash, Kamal, The Encyclopedia of United States Liberty Seated Dimes 1837-1891

-Greer, Brian, The Complete Guide to Seated Liberty Dimes

-Fortin, Gerry, The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors


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Barber Ten Cents (Dimes) (1892-1916)

-The Authoriatative Reference on Barber Dimes, Kevin Flynn

-The Complete Guide to Barber Dimes, David Lawrence


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"Mercury Head" Ten Cents (Dimes) (1916-1945)

-The Complete Guide to Mercury Dimes, David Lange


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Roosevelt Head Ten Cents (Dimes) (1946-Date)

The Authoritative Reference on Roosevelt Dimes- Flynn '01


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Twenty Cents

-No Book on This Series (DAMN!) Another Good Opportunity for Research.


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Draped Bust Quarter Dollars (1796-1807)

"The Early Quarter Dollars of the United States 1796-1838" by A.W. Browning

Capped Bust Quarter Dollars (1815-1837)

"The Early Quarter Dollars of the United States 1796-1838" by A.W. Browning


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Seated Liberty Quarter Dollars (1838-1891)

-The Comprehensive Encyclopedia of U.S. Liberty Seated Quarters, Larry Briggs


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Barber Quarter Dollars (1892-1916)

-The Complete Guide to Barber Quarters, David Lawrence

Standing Liberty Quarter Dollars (1916-1930)

-Standing Liberty Quarters, J.H. Cline

-Standing Liberty Quarters: Varieties and Errors, Robert Knauss


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Washington Head Quarter Dollars (1932-Date)

A Guide Book of Washington and Statehood Quarters by Bowers

The Best of the Washington quarter Doubled Dies- Wexler, Flynn'99

The Complete Guide to Washington quarters- Feigenbaum '94

-David Lawrence Also Wrote one but can't figure out the title.


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50 States Quarters™

A Guide Book of Washington and Statehood Quarters by Bowers


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Flowing Hair Half Dollars (1794-1795)

-Early Half Dollar Die Varieties, Al Overton


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Draped Bust Half Dollars (1796-1807)

-Early Half Dollar Die Varieties, Al Overton


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Capped Bust Half Dollars (1807-1839)

-Early Half Dollar Die Varieties, Al Overton


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Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)

-The Complete Guide to Liberty Seated Half Dollars, Randy Wiley and Bill Bugert


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Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)

-The Complete Guide to Barber Halves, David Lawrence


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Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)

-Walking Liberty Half Dollar by Dean F. Howe 1989

-The Complete Guide To Walking Liberty Half Dollars by Bruce Fox 1993

-THE Walking Liberty Half Dollar by Anthony Swiatek 1983

-Treasure Hunting Walking Liberty Half Dollars by Kevin Flynn and Brian Raines 2001

Set of 7 CDN Monthly Supplement Back Issues covering Walking Liberty Half Dollars

-Walking Liberty Half Dollars- an in-depth look Nov. 1977

-The Walking Liberty Half Dollar Series-Part I Mar. 1983

-The Walking Liberty Half Dollar Series-Part II Apr. 1983

-Walking Liberty Half Dollars And Their Bid Movements Over the Last 35 Years Jun. 1987

-Early Walkers: Today's Precious Gems Sep. 1993

-Key Date Walkers: The Classics Apr. 1994

-Generic & Gem A Look at the Walker Pop Profile Sep. 1994


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Franklin Head Half Dollars (1948-1963)


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Kennedy Head Half Dollars (1964-Date)

-"The Kennedy Half Dollar Book" by James Wiles.


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Flowing Hair One Dollar (Silver) (1794-1795)

-Reiver, Jules, The United States Early Silver Dollars 1794 to 1803

Q David Bowers - Enclycopedia of United States Silver Dollars and Trade Dollars (2v, 1993)

-The Flowing Hair Dollars of 1794, Martin Logies


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Draped Bust One Dollar (Silver) (1795-1804)

-Reiver, Jules, The United States Early Silver Dollars 1794 to 1803

Q David Bowers - Enclycopedia of United States Silver Dollars and Trade Dollars (2v, 1993)


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Seated Liberty One Dollar (Silver) (1836-1873)

Q David Bowers - Enclycopedia of United States Silver Dollars and Trade Dollars (2v, 1993)

-The Liberty Seated Dollar 1840-1873, Weimar White


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Trade One Dollar (Silver) (1873-1885)

Q David Bowers - Enclycopedia of United States Silver Dollars and Trade Dollars (2v, 1993)


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Morgan One Dollar (Silver) (1878-1921)

Q David Bowers - Enclycopedia of United States Silver Dollars and Trade Dollars (2v, 1993)

-The Comprehensive Catalog and Encyclopedia of U.S. Morgan and Peace Dollars, Leroy Van Allen and A. George Mallis


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Peace One Dollar (Silver) (1921-1964)

Q David Bowers - Enclycopedia of United States Silver Dollars and Trade Dollars (2v, 1993)


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Eisenhower Head One Dollar (1971-1978)

The Authoritative Reference on Eisenhower Dollars- Wexler, Crawford, Flynn '98


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Susan B. Anthony One Dollar (1979-1999)

-Full Talon SBAs, May 2006 issue of NUMISMATIST


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Sacagawea One Dollar (2000-Date)


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Liberty Head One Dollar Gold (1849-1854)

David W. Akers - United States Gold Coins An Analysis of Auction Records Volume I Gold Dollars 1849-1889 (1976)


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Indian Princess One Dollar Gold (1854-1889)

David W. Akers - United States Gold Coins An Analysis of Auction Records Volume I Gold Dollars 1849-1889 (1976)


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Turban Head $2-1/2 Gold (1796-1807)

John Dannreuther - Early US Gold Die Varieties (2006)

For early eagles: Anthony Taraska - ??? (1998?)


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Capped Bust $2-1/2 Gold (1808-1834)

John Dannreuther - Early US Gold Die Varieties (2006)

For early eagles: Anthony Taraska - ??? (1998?)


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Classic Head $2-1/2 Gold (1834-1839)

Classic Head Gold 1834-1839 By Neil Berman and Silvano DiGenova Superior Galleries of Beverly Hills Classic Head Gold Ebay Guide

David W. Akers - United States Gold Coins An Analysis of Auction Records Volume II Quarter Eagles 1796-1929 (1976)


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Liberty Head $2-1/2 Gold (1840-1907)

David W. Akers - United States Gold Coins An Analysis of Auction Records Volume II Quarter Eagles 1796-1929 (1976)


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Indian Head $2-1/2 Gold (1908-1929)

David W. Akers - United States Gold Coins An Analysis of Auction Records Volume II Quarter Eagles 1796-1929 (1976)


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$3 Gold (1854-1889)

David W. Akers - United States Gold Coins An Analysis of Auction Records Volume III Three Dollar Gold 1854-1889 and Four Dollar Gold Pieces 1879-1880. (1976)


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$4 Gold (1879-1880)

David W. Akers - United States Gold Coins An Analysis of Auction Records Volume III Three Dollar Gold 1854-1889 and Four Dollar Gold Pieces 1879-1880. (1976)


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Turban Head $5 Gold (1795-1807)

John Dannreuther - Early US Gold Die Varieties (2006)

For early eagles: Anthony Taraska - ??? (1998?)


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Capped Bust $5 Gold (1807-1834)

John Dannreuther - Early US Gold Die Varieties (2006)

For early eagles: Anthony Taraska - ??? (1998?)


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Classic Head $5 Gold (1834-1838)

John McCloskey - Article in 1989 COAC conference


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Liberty Head - No Motto $5 Gold (1839-1866)

David W. Akers - United States Gold Coins An Analysis of Auction Records Volume IV Half Eagles 1795-1929 (1976)


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Liberty Head - With Motto $5 Gold (1866-1908)

David W. Akers - United States Gold Coins An Analysis of Auction Records Volume IV Half Eagles 1795-1929 (1976)


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Indian Head $5 Gold (1908-1929)

David W. Akers - United States Gold Coins An Analysis of Auction Records Volume IV Half Eagles 1795-1929 (1976)


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Turban Head $10 Gold (1795-1804)

John Dannreuther - Early US Gold Die Varieties (2006)

For early eagles: Anthony Taraska - ??? (1998?)


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Liberty Head - No Motto $10 Gold (1838-1866)

David W. Akers - United States Gold Coins An Analysis of Auction Records Volume V Eagles 1795-1933 (1976)


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Liberty Head - With Motto $10 Gold (1866-1907)

David W. Akers - United States Gold Coins An Analysis of Auction Records Volume V Eagles 1795-1933 (1976)


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Indian Head $10 Gold (1907-1933)

David W. Akers - United States Gold Coins An Analysis of Auction Records Volume V Eagles 1795-1933 (1976)


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Liberty Head $20 Gold (1849-1907)

Handbook of Twentieth Century United States Gold Coins, David W. Akers, Bowers & Merena Galleries July 1988 / 0943161142

Book of Double Eagle Gold Coins: A Complete History and Price Guide, David W. Akers, Q. David Bowers, Lawrence B. Stack (Editor), August 2004 - 079481784X

David W. Akers - United States Gold Coins An Analysis of Auction Records Volume VI Double Eagles 1849-1933 (1976)


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Saint Gaudens $20 Gold (1907-1933)

Handbook of Twentieth Century United States Gold Coins, David W. Akers, Bowers & Merena Galleries July 1988 / 0943161142

Book of Double Eagle Gold Coins: A Complete History and Price Guide, David W. Akers, Q. David Bowers, Lawrence B. Stack (Editor), August 2004 - 079481784X

David W. Akers - United States Gold Coins An Analysis of Auction Records Volume VI Double Eagles 1849-1933 (1976)


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Commemorative Coins

Q David Bowers - Encyclopedia of US Commemortive Coins (1991?)

Anthony J. Swiatek - Commemorative Coins of the United States Identification and price Guide (2001)


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Pioneer Gold

Don Kagin - Private Gold Coins of the United States (1979, a new reference would be helpful)


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Pattern Coins

-United States Pattern Coins: Complete Source for History, Rarity, and Values By J. Hewitt Judd, M.D.

-Andrew Pollock - United States Pattern Coins (1994)

United States Gold Patterns, Akers, David W Hardcover / 1141870541


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Error Coins and Varieties

-Cherrypicker's Guide

-Margolis & Weinberg - The Error Coin Encyclopedia, 4th ed (2004)

-Alan Herbert - The Official Price Guides to Error Coins and Variety (2003ish)


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Brandon Kelley - ANA - 972.746.9193 - http://www.bestofyesterdaycollectibles.com
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Comments

  • LeianaLeiana Posts: 4,416
    Cool! image

    I think a very good resource for the Indian Head (or Buffalo) Five Cent Piece is David Lange's The Complete Guide to Buffalo Nickels.

    -Amanda
    image

    I'm a YN working on a type set!

    My Buffalo Nickel Website Home of the Quirky Buffaloes Collection!

    Proud member of the CUFYNA
  • Brandon, heck of an undertaking! Not much in print in my niche, Ikes and SBAs but if you're including journals, maybe add the article I wrote with David Golan on Full Talon SBAs, May 2006 issue of NUMISMATIST. Rob
    Modern dollars are like children - before you know it they'll be all grown up.....

    Questions about Ikes? Go to The IKE GROUP WEB SITE
  • CladiatorCladiator Posts: 17,265 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Half Dimes
    Flowing Hair (1794-1795)
    Draped Bust (1796-1805)
    Capped Bust (1829-1837)


    #1 = "Federal Half Dimes 1792-1837" by Russell J. Logan and John W. McCloskey
    #2 = "The United States Half Dimes" by D.W. Valentine
  • BarndogBarndog Posts: 20,424 ✭✭✭✭✭
    "Federal Half Dimes" (Logan and McCloskey) and "The United States Half Dimes" by Valentine
  • BarndogBarndog Posts: 20,424 ✭✭✭✭✭


    << <i>Half Dimes
    Flowing Hair (1794-1795)
    Draped Bust (1796-1805)
    Capped Bust (1829-1837)


    #1 = "Federal Half Dimes 1792-1837" by Russell J. Logan and John W. McCloskey >>



    You got to recognize the old timers!
  • PhillyJoePhillyJoe Posts: 2,701 ✭✭✭
    "The Kennedy Half Dollar Book" by James Wiles.

    "Accented Hairs for the Soul" by Russ Compucheap.


    Joe
    The Philadelphia Mint: making coins since 1792. We make money by making money. Now in our 225th year thanks to no competition. image
  • BarndogBarndog Posts: 20,424 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Davis, David J., Logan, Russell J., Lovejoy, Allen F., McCloskey, John W., Subjack, William J., Early United States Dimes 1796-1837
  • BarndogBarndog Posts: 20,424 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Reiver, Jules, The United States Early Silver Dollars 1794 to 1803
  • LeianaLeiana Posts: 4,416
    United States Pattern Coins: Complete Source for History, Rarity, and Values By J. Hewitt Judd, M.D. is an excellent resource, as well.

    Also, A Guide Book of Flying Eagle and Indian Head Cents By Richard Snow covers those coins very well.

    -Amanda
    image

    I'm a YN working on a type set!

    My Buffalo Nickel Website Home of the Quirky Buffaloes Collection!

    Proud member of the CUFYNA
  • Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)


    Walking Liberty Half Dollar by Dean F. Howe 1989

    The Complete Guide To Walking Liberty Half Dollars by Bruce Fox 1993

    THE Walking Liberty Half Dollar by Anthony Swiatek 1983

    Treasure Hunting Walking Liberty Half Dollars by Kevin Flynn and Brian Raines 2001

    Set of 7 CDN Monthly Supplement Back Issues covering Walking Liberty Half Dollars
    Walking Liberty Half Dollars- an in-depth look Nov. 1977
    The Walking Liberty Half Dollar Series-Part I Mar. 1983
    The Walking Liberty Half Dollar Series-Part II Apr. 1983
    Walking Liberty Half Dollars And Their Bid Movements Over the Last 35 Years Jun. 1987
    Early Walkers: Today's Precious Gems Sep. 1993
    Key Date Walkers: The Classics Apr. 1994
    Generic & Gem A Look at the Walker Pop Profile Sep. 1994



  • Aegis3Aegis3 Posts: 2,870 ✭✭✭
    Here are some. Titles might not be exact.



    << <i>Half Cents >>



    Ron Manley - Half Cent Die States (1997?)
    Walter Breen - Encyclopedia of United States Half Cents (1984)
    Roger Cohen - American Half Cents (1982)



    << <i>One Dollar (Silver) >>



    Q David Bowers - Enclycopedia of United States Silver Dollars and Trade Dollars (2v, 1993)



    << <i>Flowing Hair (1794-1795)
    Draped Bust (1795-1804) >>



    See above, first volume



    << <i>$2-1/2 Gold (Quarter Eagles)
    Turban Head (1796-1807)
    Capped Bust (1808-1834)
    $5 Gold (Half Eagles)
    Turban Head (1795-1807)
    Capped Bust (1807-1834)
    $10 Gold (Eagles)
    Turban Head (1795-1804) >>



    John Dannreuther - Early US Gold Die Varieties (2006)
    For early eagles: Anthony Taraska - ??? (1998?)



    << <i> $5 Classic Head (1834-1838) >>



    John McCloskey - Article in 1989 COAC conference



    << <i>Commemorative Coins >>



    Q David Bowers - Encyclopedia of US Commemortive Coins (1991?)



    << <i>Pioneer Gold >>



    Don Kagin - Private Gold Coins of the United States (1979, a new reference would be helpful)
    How The West Was Faked



    << <i>Pattern Coins >>


    Andrew Pollock - United States Pattern Coins (1994)
    J Hewitt Judd et al - United States Pattern Coins, 9th ed
    I prefer the Pollock book by far.



    << <i>Error Coins >>


    Margolis & Weinberg - The Error Coin Encyclopedia, 4th ed (2004)
    Alan Herbert - The Official Price Guides to Error Coins and Variety (2003ish)
    Ignore pricing info.

    Bolen Medals - The Musante book (2002)
    --

    Ed. S.

    (EJS)
  • CladiatorCladiator Posts: 17,265 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Half Dimes
    Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)



    #1 = "The Complete Guide to Liberty Seated Half Dimes" by Al Blythe
    #2 = "The United States Half Dimes" by D.W. Valentine
  • CladiatorCladiator Posts: 17,265 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Brandon,

    You've got this "Davis, David J., Logan, Russell J., Lovejoy, Allen F., McCloskey, John W., Subjack, William J., Early United States Dimes 1796-1837" listed under half dimes but it should be listed under dimes.
  • ziggy29ziggy29 Posts: 18,679 ✭✭✭


    << <i>Seated Liberty Ten Cents (Dimes) (1837-1891) >>


    Ahwash, Kamal, The Encyclopedia of United States Liberty Seated Dimes 1837-1891
    Greer, Brian, The Complete Guide to Seated Liberty Dimes
    Fortin, Gerry, The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors (web book format)
  • ShamikaShamika Posts: 18,638 ✭✭✭✭
    General reference for Large Cents up to 1814:

    1) PENNY WHIMSY, by Sheldon.

    2) UNITED STATES LARGE CENTS 1793-1814, by Noyes.


    Reference for middle date Large Cents1816-1839:

    1) UNITED STATES COPPER CENTS, 1816-1857, by Newcomb.

    2) UNITED STATES LARGE CENTS 1816-1839, by Noyes.

    3) THE CENT BOOK, by Wright.

    Buyer and seller of vintage coin boards!



  • MikeInFLMikeInFL Posts: 10,186 ✭✭✭✭
    Braided Hair Large Cents (1839-1857)

    "The Die Varieties of United States Large Cents 1840-1857" by John R. Grellman, Jr. (2001)

    (note the slight date difference)

    I think Breen's work deserves mention for the earlier dates -- it is a 850+ page reference with very good B&W photos that covers 1793 to 1814.

    "Walter Breen's Encyclopedia of Early United States Cents 1793-1914" by Walter Breen and Del Bland. (2000)
    Collector of Large Cents, US Type, and modern pocket change.
  • dbldie55dbldie55 Posts: 7,615 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Liberty Nickels

    The Complete Guide to Shield and Liberty Head Nickels
    Peters, Gloria and Mohon, Cynthia,

    Treasure Hunting Liberty Head Nickels by Kevin Flynn
    Collector and Researcher of Liberty Head Nickels. ANA LM-6053
  • CladiatorCladiator Posts: 17,265 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Quarters
    Draped Bust Quarter Dollars (1796-1807)
    Capped Bust Quarter Dollars (1815-1837)


    "The Early Quarter Dollars of the United States 1796-1838" by A.W. Browning


  • poorguypoorguy Posts: 4,456
    Whew! Man, I think I got them all. Keep posting! I'll add them when I get back to my computer. I've gotta go do something real quick.
    Brandon Kelley - ANA - 972.746.9193 - http://www.bestofyesterdaycollectibles.com
  • dbldie55dbldie55 Posts: 7,615 ✭✭✭✭✭
    For patterns, there is also the original Wooden (sp?) book, although Judd really replaced it.
    Collector and Researcher of Liberty Head Nickels. ANA LM-6053
  • poorguypoorguy Posts: 4,456
    What about these?

    Lincoln Small Cents - Wheat Ear (1909-1958)

    Lincoln Small Cents - Memorial (1959-Date)

    Two Cents

    Silver Three Cents (1851-1873)

    Nickel Three Cents (1865-1889)

    Jefferson Head Five Cents (Nickels) (1938-Date)

    Barber Ten Cents (Dimes) (1892-1916)

    "Mercury Head" Ten Cents (Dimes) (1916-1945)

    Roosevelt Head Ten Cents (Dimes) (1946-Date)

    Twenty Cents

    Seated Liberty Quarter Dollars (1838-1891)

    Barber Quarter Dollars (1892-1916)

    Standing Liberty Quarter Dollars (1916-1930)

    Washington Head Quarter Dollars (1932-Date)

    50 States Quarters™

    Flowing Hair Half Dollars (1794-1795)

    Draped Bust Half Dollars (1796-1807)

    Capped Bust Half Dollars (1807-1839)

    Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)

    Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)

    Franklin Head Half Dollars (1948-1963)

    Eisenhower Head One Dollar (1971-1978)

    Susan B. Anthony One Dollar (1979-1999)
    -Full Talon SBAs, May 2006 issue of NUMISMATIST

    Sacagawea One Dollar (2000-Date)

    Liberty Head One Dollar Gold (1849-1854)

    Indian Princess One Dollar Gold (1854-1889)

    Classic Head $2-1/2 Gold (1834-1839)

    Liberty Head $2-1/2 Gold (1840-1907)

    Indian Head $2-1/2 Gold (1908-1929)

    $3 Gold

    Liberty Head - No Motto $5 Gold (1839-1866)

    Liberty Head - With Motto $5 Gold (1866-1908)

    Indian Head $5 Gold (1908-1929)

    Liberty Head - No Motto $10 Gold (1838-1866)

    Liberty Head - With Motto $10 Gold (1866-1907)

    Indian Head $10 Gold (1907-1933)

    Liberty Head $20 Gold (1849-1907)

    Saint Gaudens $20 Gold (1907-1933)

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  • shirohniichanshirohniichan Posts: 6,043 ✭✭✭


    << <i>"The Kennedy Half Dollar Book" by James Wiles.

    "Accented Hairs for the Soul" by Russ Compucheap.


    Joe >>



    Good thing I wasn't drinking when I read that last one! image

    I wish I had time to write the definitive book on the double dime.
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  • coppercoinscoppercoins Posts: 6,113 ✭✭✭
    Lincoln cents:

    The Lincoln Cent Doubled Die, John Wexler, 1984
    The Authoritative Reference on Lincoln Cents, John Wexler and Kevin Flynn, 1996
    The Complete Guide to Lincoln Cents, David W. Lange, 2005
    The RPM Book: Second Edition, Lincoln Cents, James Wiles, 1997
    The Standard Guide to the Lincoln Cent, Dr. Sol Taylor, Fourth Edition, 1999
    Looking Through Lincoln Cents, Charles D. Daughtrey, Second Edition, 2005
    A Detailed Analysis of Lincoln Cent Varieties, Volume 1, Billy G. Crawford, 2004(?)

    Jefferson Nickels:

    The Best of the Jefferson Nickel Doubled Die Varieties, Second Edition, John A. Wexler.

    Note: Because most Lincoln cent books cover the entire series, it would be difficult to find a book that splits the two sub-sets. In fact, I don't know of any except those written prior to 1959. It would be best to combine the two categories into one for numismatic reference purposes.
    C. D. Daughtrey, NLG
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  • let me add , david lawrence wrote a great reference guide to buffalo nickels, while he was alive. if your a serious collector you can learn alot about buffalo nickels and the different characteristics of each date and mint, from this guide. im sure you can go on his site and download or read and learn alot. amanda, this can really help you in your future quests of buffalo nickels.image
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  • robertprrobertpr Posts: 6,862 ✭✭✭
    A Guide Book of Washington and Statehood Quarters by Bowers
  • poorguypoorguy Posts: 4,456
    Come on. Don't stop now. Google it or something. This would be one kick-ass list if it were complete.
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  • cladkingcladking Posts: 27,693 ✭✭✭✭✭
    OK, here are a few to get started;

    The Authoritative Reference on Eisenhower Dollars- Wexler, Crawford, Flynn '98
    The Accugrade System- Hager -'85 (this is really a pretty good Ike book)


    The Best of the Washington quarter Doubled Dies- Wexler, Flynn'99
    The Complete Guide to Washington quarters- Feigenbaum '94

    The Authoritative Reference on Roosevelt Dimes- Flynn '01
    Tempus fugit.
  • RichieURichRichieURich Posts: 8,189 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Two Cents - Getting Your Two Cents Worth, Kevin Flynn
    The Two Cent Piece and Varieties, Myron Kliman

    Silver Three Cents (1851-1873) - Kevin Flynn is working on one, as of now there is no book on this series

    Nickel Three Cents (1865-1889) - The Authoritative Reference on Three Cent Nickels, Kevin Flynn & Edward Fletcher

    Shield Nickels - gotta add the best book on the series The Shield Five Cent Series , Edward Fletcher

    Barber Ten Cents (Dimes) (1892-1916) -The Authoritative Reference on Barber Dimes, Kevin Flynn
    The Complete Guide to Barber Dimes, David Lawrence

    "Mercury Head" Ten Cents (Dimes) (1916-1945) - The Complete Guide to Mercury Dimes, David Lange

    Roosevelt Head Ten Cents (Dimes) (1946-Date) - The Authoritative Reference on Roosevelt Dimes, Kevin Flynn

    Twenty Cents - no book on this series

    Seated Liberty Quarter Dollars (1838-1891) - The Comprehensive Encyclopedia of U. S. Liberty Seated Quarters, Larry Briggs

    Barber Quarter Dollars (1892-1916) - The Complete Guide to Barber Quarters, David Lawrence

    Standing Liberty Quarter Dollars (1916-1930) - Standing Liberty Quarters, J. H. Cline
    Standing Liberty Quarters: Varieties and Errors, Robert Knauss

    Washington Head Quarter Dollars (1932-Date) - The Complete Guide to Washington Quarters, David Lawrence (not positive on this title)

    Flowing Hair Half Dollars (1794-1795) - Early Half Dollar Die Varieties, Al Overton

    Draped Bust Half Dollars (1796-1807) - Early Half Dollar Die Varieties, Al Overton

    Capped Bust Half Dollars (1807-1839) - Early Half Dollar Die Varieties, Al Overton

    Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891) - The Complete Guide to Liberty Seated Half Dollars, Randy Wiley and Bill Bugert

    Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915) - The Complete Guide to Barber Halves, David Lawrence

    Early Dollars - need to add The Flowing Hair Dollars of 1794, Martin Logies

    Liberty Seated Dollars - need to add The Liberty Seated Dollar 1840 - 1873, Weimar White

    Morgan and Peace Dollars - need to add The Comprehensive Catalogue and Encyclopedia of U. S. Morgan and Peace Dollars, Leroy Van Allen and A. George Mallis

    Liberty Head One Dollar Gold (1849-1854) for all the gold, $1 thru $20, the David Akers series



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  • ccexccex Posts: 1,211 ✭✭✭
    Thanks, Richie
    ... for mentioning David Lawrence's "Complete Guides" to Barber Dimes, Quarters, and Half Dollars. These remain the definitive guides in this series, even 15 years later, although they are sadly out of print. Kevin Flynn's variety books pale in comparison to these.

    Also, I'm surprised no one else mentioned Wayne Miller's Morgan & Peace Dollar Textbook.

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  • RichieURichRichieURich Posts: 8,189 ✭✭✭✭✭
    ccex, yes, the David Lawrence series is out of print. Ever try to buy his Barber Dime book? Very difficult to find! I think the Barber Quarter book went to a second edition, so it's a bit more available. And I don't know about the Barber Half book's availability.

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  • BarndogBarndog Posts: 20,424 ✭✭✭✭✭


    << <i>ccex, yes, the David Lawrence series is out of print. Ever try to buy his Barber Dime book? Very difficult to find! I think the Barber Quarter book went to a second edition, so it's a bit more available. And I don't know about the Barber Half book's availability. >>



    The Lawrence Barber Dime book pops up on ebay and other auction venues from time to time...but it sure is a tough one!
  • koynekwestkoynekwest Posts: 10,048 ✭✭✭✭✭
    You can add a book I co-authored in 1999-"Treasure Hunting Buffalo Nickels" by John Wexler, Kevin Flynn, and Ron Pope. A second edition of this book is in the works.

    I've also recently completed a book on my own-"Buffalo Nickels-The Abraded Die Varieties."
  • RichieURichRichieURich Posts: 8,189 ✭✭✭✭✭


    << <i>You can add a book I co-authored in 1999-"Treasure Hunting Buffalo Nickels" by John Wexler, Kevin Flynn, and Ron Pope. A second edition of this book is in the works.

    I've also recently completed a book on my own-"Buffalo Nickels-The Abraded Die Varieties." >>



    Agreed, I have both of these and they are great sources of information on Buffaloes!

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  • ShamikaShamika Posts: 18,638 ✭✭✭✭



    << <i><< You can add a book I co-authored in 1999-"Treasure Hunting Buffalo Nickels" by John Wexler, Kevin Flynn, and Ron Pope. A second edition of this book is in the works.

    I've also recently completed a book on my own-"Buffalo Nickels-The Abraded Die Varieties." >>


    Agreed, I have both of these and they are great sources of information on Buffaloes! >>


    I second this! Buffalo Nickels-The Abraded Die Varieties has an invaluable section on strike characteristics of each date/mm that is a stand alone document in my opinion.



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  • I updated the list with most of all suggestions. We still need:

    Colonial Coins

    Twenty Cents

    Silver Three Cents (1851-1873

    Franklin Head Half Dollars (1948-1963)

    Sacagawea One Dollar (2000-Date)

    Liberty Head One Dollar Gold (1849-1854)

    Indian Princess One Dollar Gold (1854-1889)

    Classic Head $2-1/2 Gold (1834-1839)

    Liberty Head $2-1/2 Gold (1840-1907)

    Indian Head $2-1/2 Gold (1908-1929)

    $3 Gold

    Classic Head $5 Gold (1834-1838)

    Liberty Head - No Motto $5 Gold (1839-1866)

    Liberty Head - With Motto $5 Gold (1866-1908)

    Indian Head $5 Gold (1908-1929)

    Liberty Head - No Motto $10 Gold (1838-1866)

    Liberty Head - With Motto $10 Gold (1866-1907)

    Indian Head $10 Gold (1907-1933)

    Liberty Head $20 Gold (1849-1907)

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  • ShamikaShamika Posts: 18,638 ✭✭✭✭

    The Complete Guide to Franklin Half Dollars (2nd ed.) by Rick Tomaska

    An Analysis of Gem Franklins by Jack Ehrmantraut

    Ehrmantraut has been out of print for many years, but you can occasionally find it on eBay as the hot link proves.



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  • ShamikaShamika Posts: 18,638 ✭✭✭✭

    Colonial Coins is a much needed book if one doesn't exist.


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  • RichieURichRichieURich Posts: 8,189 ✭✭✭✭✭
    There is no book on 3c silvers or 20c pieces.
    Akers put out a series of books on the gold series by denomination: $1, $2.50, $3 and $4, $5, $10, $20, and Gold Patterns.

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  • robertprrobertpr Posts: 6,862 ✭✭✭
    The Complete Guide to Franklin Half Dollars by Rick Tomaska

    Treasure Hunting Franklin and Kennedy Half Dollar Doubled Dies by Kevin Flynn and John Wexler

  • koynekwestkoynekwest Posts: 10,048 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I believe the Feigenbaum/David Lawrence book on Washingtons previously mentiioned are one and the same book.
  • That was quite an undertaking.image
    While maybe not the definitive text, certainly goes more into minting aspects, population densities and collectibility of the Bust Half series:
    Souders, Edgar., Bust Half Fever 1807-1836, 2nd ed., 2006, Money Tree Press.
  • RTSRTS Posts: 1,421
    Large Cents - catalogs but references nonetheless...

    robinson brown collection of large cents 1793–1857 Superior Galleries—West Hollywood, September 30–October 1, 1986 - as noted in lot 138 of Kolbe # 52 Mendelson Library Sale: Virtually a reference work in itself.

    the jack h robinson collection of large cents and half cents - Superior Galleries—Beverly Hills, January 29–30, 1989 - the natural complement to the above.

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  • mrearlygoldmrearlygold Posts: 17,857 ✭✭✭
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  • RTSRTS Posts: 1,421
    Large Cents...

    the cents of the united states: a numismatic study extensively illustrated from selected specimens - Francis Worcester Doughty—New York, Scott Stamp and Coin Company, 1890

    and

    monograph of united states cents and half cents issued between the years 1793 and 1857: to which is added a table of the principal coins, tokens, jetons, medalets, pattterns of coinage and washington pieces, generally classified under the head of colonial coins. a contribution to the numismatic history of the united states - Edouard Frossard—Irvington, published by author, 1879

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  • ShamikaShamika Posts: 18,638 ✭✭✭✭



    << <i> let me add , david lawrence wrote a great reference guide to buffalo nickels, while he was alive. if your a serious collector you can learn alot about buffalo nickels and the different characteristics of each date and mint, from this guide. im sure you can go on his site and download or read and learn alot. amanda, this can really help you in your future quests of buffalo nickels. >>


    David Lawrence's Buffalo Nickel Guide



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  • koynekwestkoynekwest Posts: 10,048 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I read this back in 1998. WAY too much attention is paid to only the horn-there are other parts of the coin that are much more notorious (or should be) than that one feature alone. The horn NEVER should have been the key and basically the only determinant of the grade, but this was written in stone when the old Brown and dunn grading guide was accepted as the standard in the late '50's. The 1918-S is THE worst regular issue in the series when it comes to strike, but most of the coins that lack detail later on in the series show weakness more due to worn, eroded dies than to strike alone.
  • ArtistArtist Posts: 2,012 ✭✭✭
    Great List! Thanks for doing that!

    The one book I would add to it is: 'United States $3.00 Gold Pieces' by Q. David Bowers & Doulas Winter. It is such a wonderfully produced volume, that I believe any coin lover would enjoy reading it, regardless of their feelings for this particular niche series.
  • How about this for colonial?

    Walter Breen's Encyclopedia of U.S. and colonial proof coins, 1722-1977
  • messydeskmessydesk Posts: 18,873 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The Morgan and Peace Dollar Textbook, Wayne Miller

    Care to list all the VAM sub-specialty references, many of which are more useful than the VAM Book?
  • BearBear Posts: 22,099 ✭✭
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