Featured Red Book - Modern US Dollar Coins - Book Review

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by paddyman98, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    Hi all,
    Welcome to my first thread of 2018!
    Today I want to talk about a wonderful book I picked up recently.
    The Official Red Book
    A Guide Book of Modern United States Dollar Coins
    Book #22
    Subjects included in this book are
    History, Rarity, Grading, Values & Varieties.. and my favorite part Errors!
    I started to read this book and so far I find it very informative with a lot of facsinating stories such as trial peices, problems with designs, and historical news events that occurred during different years. Here are some pictures I want to share from the pages -
    The cover.. With some of my Different Dollar Coin Mint Errors
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    An example of a rejected design for the 1979 Dollar Coin as we know now as the Susan B. Anthony Dollar
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    Mint Errors
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    And a cool sign on one of the US Mint Die Hubbing machines.. With a spelling error. See if you can figure it out! 20180101_144138.jpg 20180101_144202.jpg
     
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    @Bman33 - Here is the book I told you about. I really recommend it! ;)
     
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  4. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    Here is an Improperly Annealed Mint Error from my collection that is mentioned in the book -
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  5. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball Cannot Re-Member

    Paddy, did you send the Mint a note that they spelled Doubled Die incorrectly on one of their signs?

    Chris

    PS. Is there anything in the book that discusses the implementation of the satin finish in 2005?
     
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  6. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    Chris got there first but I saw it right off.
     
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  7. mikenoodle

    mikenoodle The Village Idiot

    I agree. I own this book and highly recommend it.
     
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  8. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    Maybe this...
    I want to share this page from the Red Book Dollar Guide Book -
    20180101_163857-1.jpg
     
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  9. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    Wow! I believe this is the first thread I have ever had featured! I'm honored :woot:
     
  10. mikenoodle

    mikenoodle The Village Idiot

    well, you did good work and deserved it. Congrats!
     
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  11. mlov43

    mlov43 주화 수집가 Supporter

    I wonder if Bowers was the one who (re)discovered that Ike Small Dollar galvano? I think it was Bowers and some others who discovered that 1964 Morgan Dollar master die last year at the Philadelphia Mint.

    Oh, and nice write up! Anytime good coin books are shared, it's always worth it...
     
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  12. LaCointessa

    LaCointessa Supporter! Supporter

    I enjoyed your book review, @paddyman98 ! I never knew about trial pieces. You always show us amazing errors - all hits, no misses! (Ugh! That was pretty bad. Sorry!)
     
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  13. TJC

    TJC Well-Known Member

    Nice write up!
     
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  14. SorenCoins

    SorenCoins Well-Known Member

    To prevent "Double dies" lmao... not even the mint can get it right.

    Must not have that sign up in Philly, they seem to be the only one producing doubled dies-- but hey I'm not complaining.
     
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  15. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    I am missing the error.
     
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  16. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 Senior Member

    If the mint calls them double dies, can we finally put that ridiculous and tired gripe to bed?

    Good book review, though.
     
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  17. mikenoodle

    mikenoodle The Village Idiot

    knowing the forum... likely not
     
  18. steve.e

    steve.e Cherry picker

    Even the mint calls doubled dies errors.
     
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  19. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Congrats on your first Featured thread, @paddyman98!
     
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  20. SorenCoins

    SorenCoins Well-Known Member

    Lol
     
  21. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    It says, Doubled Dies", which is correct.
     
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