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Got my copy of Bowers' double eagle book - updated

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I got my copy of Bowers' double eagle book yesterday (along with Brian Greer's book on Seated dimes - birthday presents).


I've only just flipped through it quickly, but it has an entry on each coin with a rough population estimate and collecting notes - strike, dies, etc.; and some introductory text on the mints, hoards and some comments by dealers.


It looks pretty good for a one-volume, not-necessarily-for-the-advanced-specialist kind of book. My only complaint so far is that he only reproduces the text of the ANA grading standards, there aren't any accompanying photographs.


I haven't looked at Doug Winter's books on double eagles, but I think that Bowers' book fills a nice niche - at least until he writes his promised-several-years-ago giant Encyclopedia of gold coins (I dream that it'll be like his silver dollar Encyclopedia!)


Updated: The first few pages include this notice: "An expanded version of this book, with extensive historical and numismatic information (but not with prices), is being prepared as a long-lasting reference and source file for professionals and specialists. Further announcements will be made in due course." YEE HAA!

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Whitman is soon to release a Redbook on type coins, too. I'm looking forward to that! The old Redbook publishers were bought out a year and a half ago by Harris and now they are striving to fill a nich that the redbook does by publishing more specialtied Redbooks.

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