Federal Half Dimes book

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  1. Murasaki 312

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  3. calcol

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  4. calcol

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    Can also be checked out of ANA Library. Need to be a member and pay postage.
  5. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Yes get lucky been on the hunt for years. I thought I had purchased an L&M book on half dimes. The package arrived yeah L&M book on Dimes! Not half dimes as shown on their site.
  6. Murasaki 312

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    Thanks for replies and info!
  7. NSP

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    I got my copy for $135. About two to three years ago, there were several copies on Amazon for ~$90 and I foolishly passed them up.

    I would recommend the book, though. Others have described it as the spiritual successor to the Early United States Dimes book, and I have to agree. Same format, writing style, two of the same authors, etc. It discusses some of the metallurgy involved with the dies used to strike the coins, which I found pretty interesting since I’m a Materials Engineer.
  8. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    They’re tough. I think I paid around $100 for mine
  9. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    I got mine years ago when it was still available for $75. Today, if you can find a copy I would expect it to be $150 to $200. Did some searching and couldn't find a copy even at the numismatic literature dealers. Last copy Charlie Davis had went for $185.
  10. Magnus87

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    Murasaki 312:
    I have given up hope on finding a copy of the L&M at any place but a rare-book seller (and at a price I can justify to myself).
    Meanwhile, I have frequent recourse to the following web site whenever I need to attribute an early half dime: everythinghalfdimes.com.
    It takes a slight bit of getting used to, but after that it’s a pleasure to work with, and it uses the same variety numbers, etc. as L&M. In a sense, it’s even better than the book because you can blow up the (full-color) images indefinitely. It may eventually become a sorely needed book but, till then,
    it’s a perfect stopgap.
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