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Treasure Hunting the Top 20th and 21st Century U.S. Coins by John Wexler and Kevin Flynn

Treasure Hunting the Top 20th and 21st Century U.S. Coins by John Wexler and Kevin Flynn is currently at the printers. This book is being self-published, with only a limited number printed. The book is 8 ½ by 11, 644 pages. Softcover Retail $74.95, Prepublication price is $64.95 plus shipping, which is good until the book is printed.

This book is an accumulation of over 65 years of die variety analysis and photography by two of the top specialist. Wexler is sometimes referred to as the father of modern die variety. He began publishing Error-Variety New in 1978 and was instrumental in the creation of CONECA. John has written many books and since 1997, he has done a monthly column called Varieties Notebook in Coin World magazine. John is recognized as one of the top macro-photographers in the field, especially on proof die varieties. Flynn started writing numismatic books around 1990 and has since written 52 coin books, covering many U.S. coin series, including the majority of the 20th century series. The majority of these books present the die varieties for the series; with many also covering the national archive records, historical information, design and other changes, and any of the fascinating stories and lure of a series. Both Flynn and Wexler have strived to do a full and complete analysis of each of the die varieties, including whether they are valid, such as the refuted 1914/3 Buffalo nickel.

This book covers the top coins for each series. In the Introduction of each series presents the history of the series, lists the rare dates, and covers all hot topics. For example, included in the Lincoln cents: the refuted 1951-D/S and 1952-D/S; 1964 SMS; 1922 No D; 1990 No S Proof; 1943 Bronze cent; 1944 Steel cent; and 1974 Aluminum cent. The die variety section for each series lists the top overdates, doubled dies, RPMs, OMMs, and clashed varieties. For some series such as the Peace Dollars, other types of the varieties covered include major die cracks and other types of varieties. Each variety includes a detailed description, all die stages and diagnostics, and pricing; many include additional comments that present information about the variety, how it was made, or pertinent facts that can assist in understanding more about the variety. Each part of the variety is shown in detailed macro photographs making identification simple. Many of the macro-photographs in this book for the die varieties are second to none and some of these varieties are listed in no other books.

Prepublication price for the softcover is $64.95 plus $5 for media shipping or $10 for first class shipping.. To order, send a check or money order to Kevin Flynn, P.O. Box 936, Troy, VA 22974. Paypal is also accepted, please write first to kevinjflynn88@yahoo.com.

Kevin J Flynn

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    RogerBRogerB Posts: 8,852 ✭✭✭✭✭

    "1964 SMS" Hmmmmm.....this should make interesting reading.

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    TwoSides2aCoinTwoSides2aCoin Posts: 43,848 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hooked on learning. I'm in for one. Even if I see a 3 under that 4.

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    kevinjkevinj Posts: 972 ✭✭✭

    @TwoSides2aCoin said:
    Hooked on learning. I'm in for one. Even if I see a 3 under that 4.

    Its all good, objective always is to to present all research and let the reader decide and perhaps study them further.

    Kevin J Flynn
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    kevinjkevinj Posts: 972 ✭✭✭

    @RogerB said:
    "1964 SMS" Hmmmmm.....this should make interesting reading.

    I remember I had talked to a dealer friend of mine in the early 90s, he told me that he was at auction where these coins
    were first sold to the public in the late 70s, they were relatively unknown at the time, and he was able to get some of the sets.

    Kevin J Flynn
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    PocketArtPocketArt Posts: 1,335 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great! Thanks for the heads up- sounds like a nice compilation of important varieties. I look forward to it's printing!

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    stashstash Posts: 1,126 ✭✭✭

    I want to give you a special thank you Mr. Flynn, for helping Mr. Wexler out .
    My grand-father had Parkinson's and I know first hand what that disease can do .
    The world needs more people like you ..

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    TreashuntTreashunt Posts: 6,747 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 19, 2017 3:48AM

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    Frank

    BHNC #203

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    kevinjkevinj Posts: 972 ✭✭✭

    @stash said:
    I want to give you a special thank you Mr. Flynn, for helping Mr. Wexler out .
    My grand-father had Parkinson's and I know first hand what that disease can do .
    The world needs more people like you ..

    Thanks, but we need more people like John, one of the nicest, kindest, most laid back person I ever met.
    I've known John for over 20 years, when I was working around Phila, would go over his house about once a month, showing off a new coin or just to discuss coins.
    Sometimes we think we are strong willed, but when I watch John persevere through tasks, I see the inner strength
    and passion he has towards whatever he does, even when his body cannot.
    Last year, John received the ANA Presidential award for his contributions to the hobby. I remember hearing
    Jeff Garrett, who I have the utmost respect for, when asked if be would present this award, stated, that he would be greatly honored in awarding this man for his contributions. This touched John in ways you cannot imagine, plus the support of family, friends, and hobby members has inspired him and given him new hope.

    Had a lot of fun and laughs with John over the years, from taking him up to Stewart's place in NY, where he was able to photo some of the nicest Lincoln cent doubled dies in existence (it was fun watching John's eyes widen and chin drop when he saw Stewart's 58 and 69-S doubled dies. We had some great discussions and arguments over die varieties, pushing
    each other to learn more and figure stuff out.

    Thanks for your kind words, greatly appreciated.

    Kevin

    Kevin J Flynn
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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very impressive work... Thanks for your efforts and the documentation will serve numismatists immensely in their searches... Cheers, RickO

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    kevinjkevinj Posts: 972 ✭✭✭

    Book is finished at the printers, should have them in a week and be able to send out to anyone who ordered prepub
    Thanks
    Kevin

    Kevin J Flynn
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    RichieURichRichieURich Posts: 8,371 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great! Looking forward to seeing the book!
    And thank you again, Kevin, for bringing John Wexler over at a recent show; it was a real pleasure to meet him!

    An authorized PCGS dealer, and a contributor to the Red Book.

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    kevinjkevinj Posts: 972 ✭✭✭

    Rich,

    Driving home with John that day, he was so awed, inspired, a sense of accomplishment and belief that he made a difference,
    and this was due to people like you, who spent the time to talk to him and thanked John for how he helped us.

    Thanks
    Kevin

    Kevin J Flynn
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    DentuckDentuck Posts: 3,812 ✭✭✭

    This looks like an interesting tome. Kevin, do you have extra copies for sale?

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