Author Steve Tompkins forwarded this release about his new book on early U.S. Half Dollars. Thanks! -Editor
Early United States Half Dollars, Volume I 1794-1807
By Steven M. Tompkins
In this exciting new hardbound work, proudly printed and bound in the U.S.A., you will find over 500 pages covering each known die
marriage for the years 1794-1807. This is surrounded by sections covering design, manufacture, new theories, and explanations for why
certain things were done, based on Mint documentation and evidence found on the coins themselves. Included are quick finding charts and
pictorial identifiers for each year; detailed listings of die stages; as well as, oversized color photos of every die marriage. New updated
rarity ratings are included, as well as a pictorial condition census with pedigrees for all R-6 to R-8 rated die marriages.
Every die marriage is now listed in emission sequence (the order they were struck in) and therefore a new numbering system was needed
and was incorporated, with a handy conversion chart in both the front and back of the book for ease in transition from the older
The appendices contain interesting information on among other things, patterns, die trials, private re-strikes, error coins,
counterstamps, etc., along with many useful charts, die re-marriage listings, master die/hub listings, reproductions of original Mint
documents and much, much more! This is the first volume of several that will cover the entire lettered edge half dollar series from 1794
The pre-order price for one copy is $79.00 delivered. This price is only good for a limited time (see below). Copies can be ordered by
either sending payment to:
Steve M. Tompkins
P.O. Box 844
Peculiar, MO 64078
Or you can go to my web site www.earlyunitedstatescoins.com and send payment via
secured checkout from a PayPal account.
Orders will be filled as soon as the finished books are received from the printer, currently this should be the first week in
Order yours now before the price goes up! (The regular cover price is $89 plus shipping after August 5th...)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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