Large Cent Book

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  1. Tater

    Tater Coin Collector

    I'm looking for a book to help me with attributions on 1847 large cents. I did a search online and found this one.

    [h=1]Attribution guide for United States large cents, 1840-1857[/h]
    Is this the best on to get and where is a good and cheap place to pick one up?
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  3. kookoox10

    kookoox10 ANA #3168546

    I too have been looking for that book as well, it was written by a man named Grellman. For the cent you are trying to attribute, its the best one. I haven't had luck finding one, largecents.net is sold out, as is amazon, and eBay doesn't have one for sale. It will run roughly $75-100 for a nice used book.
  4. Tater

    Tater Coin Collector

    If you ever find a coupe out there on the web let me know.
  5. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot there is no spoon

    The best book for late date large cents is by Bob Grellman. It is an expensive book, and I've not seen one cheap.
  6. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Every now and then you can find a first or second edition "cheap" but not too often. Usually the easiest way to get one is to just buy the third edition from the author. It really won't cost you more than the older editions, and he will autograph it for you as well.

    The Die Varieties of United States Large Cents 1840 - 1857
    Cost is $100 postpaid Autographed on request

    Bob Grellman P O Box 161055 Altamonte Springs, FL 32716-1055
  7. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Every now and then you can find a first or second edition "cheap" (around $75) but not too often. Usually the easiest way to get one is to just buy the third edition from the author. It really won't cost you much more than the older editions, and he will autograph it for you as well.

    The Die Varieties of United States Large Cents 1840 - 1857
    Cost is $100 postpaid Autographed on request

    Bob Grellman P O Box 161055 Altamonte Springs, FL 32716-1055
  8. 900fine

    900fine doggone it people like me

    Yes, it's true... Bob Grellman's book is THE work on late date large cents.
  9. Tater

    Tater Coin Collector



    Does he have a email address or something so I can talk to him or contact him prior to just sending him a check?
  10. beef1020

    beef1020 Junior Member

    That is the best book to get for late date attribution and die states. Just a heads up, but I have only seen 2 on ebay in the last year, and both sold for more then $100.

    $100.00 Postpaid. Immediate delivery.

    J.R. "Bob" Grellman, EAC #575
    PO Box 161055
    Altamonte Springs, FL 32716-1055
    E-mail:Edited ~ Email addresses are not safe on a forum

    If your interest is picking up in early copper i would also recommend Copper Quotes by Robinson, it's the price guide for early coppoer, has up to date rarity ratings, and a quickfinder style attribution.

    Looks like Shawn Yancey has some:
    http://www.earlycoppercoins.com/CQR--Copper-Quotes-by-Robinson-NEW-20th-Edition-043011_p_829.html
  11. mark_h

    mark_h Numismatist

    Gee Rick I would not go that far - it is a good book, but using it by itself for late dates can be near impossible. I have found that using Newcombs book in combination with Grellmans book almost makes it possible sometimes to attribute the late dates. And sometimes it is just impossible. :)
  12. Tater

    Tater Coin Collector

    thanks I have the copper quote book. Can you PM me the email address.
  13. beef1020

    beef1020 Junior Member

    I have actually never used Newcomb, how different is it? Do you run into problems attributing varieties which were added in Grellman?
  14. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Tater, I've PM'ed you Bob's email address and his cell number. You may not be able to reach him this weekend, he's going to be at EAC in Buffalo.
  15. lkeigwin

    lkeigwin Active Member

    I agree. I emailed Bob a couple of years ago, saying I wanted his book. He mailed it to me along with a nice hand-written letter thanking me for the purchase and offering help any time. And an invoice, of course, which I promptly, happily paid.
    Lance.
  16. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot there is no spoon

    Bob is really a gentleman and an asset to our hobby. Very approachable at shows too. For those not aware, he also offers a very affordable copper grading and attribution service.
  17. mark_h

    mark_h Numismatist

    Well - what I can do is use newcomb to narrow it down to a few varieties, then use that to point to something in grellman. And yes sometimes I have to read the new varieties to eliminate them. I find it easier to do it this way than just to try to figure out the grellman numbers - I probably just need more experience with it. Besides - you can never have too many books. :)

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