“United States Proof Coins 1936-1942” Available Now!
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Just completed this group of proofs, love this series. Am very excited to read about them. What a great hobby with people like you willing to invest your time doing research like this. Please post when the book is available or if early subscription is possible. 

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I've been waiting for this one. Can you hide a '36 proof penny inside a copy for some lucky buyer ?

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Very nice Roger.

 

I always search for these coins when viewing lot descriptions.

 

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" The cover, plaster cast, galvano?"

Photo of Weinman's final plaster model of the half dollar reverse, September 1916.

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Sounds like a fun book......Good luck with it Roger !

Paul

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I take it this book will be distributed by Wizard supply as well?

 

What about autographed copies?

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I've been waiting for this one. Can you hide a '36 proof penny inside a copy for some lucky buyer ?

 

 

Yeah he could probably do that, you donate the cent.

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Wizard Coin Supply is the distributor.

For an autographed copy, just request it with your original order. I will sign some books as soon as they are received so requesting an autograph will not delay delivery. The CD will be shrink wrapped with the book.

 

PS: The cover illustration was uploaded by dragging to the attach icon. The new software did not down-sample the image.  Good!

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Roger, I'm looking forward to purchasing a copy of your latest work.  I've much enjoyed your research in "From Mine to Mint."  A wonderful book! 

Thanks,

Rich

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Well this is some exciting news indeed! 

How soon do you think it will be until I can get my paws on a copy of this year's Book of the Year? ;)

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I don't have a delivery date. As is common with short-run books, it is being printed on a "space available" basis by the US printer. That means it could hit the presses Tuesday or 3 weeks from now.

Thanks for the award thought, but I rather expect a "Best Specialty Book" award. "Book of the Year" will likely go to the 1792 volume. (I've read a draft -- very impressive work.)

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13 minutes ago, RWB said:

the 1792 volume. (I've read a draft -- very impressive work.)

To what work do you refer?

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The volume by Len Augsberger, et al on 1792 silver coins. It should be out before the NLG May 1 cut-off date. If not, I will likely be "Book of the Year" for whichever year it is published.

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The printer estimates delivery in the first week of April.

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The cover price is barcoded at $39.95, but Wizard and resellers will determine the actual selling price, which is often lower.  I will not have copies to sell. Autographed copies can be had merely by requesting that when you order. There's no extra charge. The book is in color and the CD is shrink wrapped with the book.

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I want to thank you for all of your contribution to the hobby.  I can't wait to read this book and dive into this area of coins.  

 

Chris

 

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Should be a very interesting read! I hope this doesn't spur collector interest in a series of coins that have super low mintages, look absolutely gorgeous and are massively undervalued. Because you see....I don't own enough of them yet! :-)

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10 hours ago, Ryan S. said:

Should be a very interesting read! I hope this doesn't spur collector interest in a series of coins that have super low mintages, look absolutely gorgeous and are massively undervalued. Because you see....I don't own enough of them yet! :-)

Certainly this book will spur interest in a series that is already weighted down with hazy, poorly toned and just plain dirty looking coins. I have patiently acquired clean fully brilliant deep mirrored pieces as I can find them but they are just hard to find. Some feel that these coins are already expensive. I like my proof 67 examples over shallow mirror or heavily hazed proof 68 coins any day of the week for one fourth the cost.

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Ditto the patience requirement. Had to ignore the grade really, except as a starting point. 1936 a bear for me.

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A new book, especially by a well known author, and especially if it is a well written and informative book, will almost certainly drive interest in the series. This series isn't something I've ever pursued, but even I've noticed a lot of lackluster proofs from this range. 

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I love that it comes with a CD. Great tool. 

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Sorry. Double post.

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On ‎3‎/‎26‎/‎2017 at 9:23 AM, ldhair said:

I love that it comes with a CD. Great tool. 

It deserved a double post Larry.(thumbsu

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On 3/2/2017 at 4:12 AM, RWB said:

" The cover, plaster cast, galvano?"

Photo of Weinman's final plaster model of the half dollar reverse, September 1916.

Nice!

Finally found my way back into the NGC boards. 

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The books& CDs have arrived! They look great!

Once I have aninitial shipping date, I'll put the information on the BST.

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“United States Proof Coins 1936-1942” is now available.

See the "Money Marketplace" forum for ordering information.

Post subject matter questions here.

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