Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Murasaki 312, Oct 16, 2019.
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Usually $100-200 when you can find it. Cal
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.
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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