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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 11, March 12, 2006, Article 5

MURRAY REVIEWS LITERATURE IN COINAGE'S 2006 YEARBOOK

A large number of Whitman Publishing's recent productions and
several others were reviewed in Bill Murray's annual book article
for COINage’s  2006 Coin Collector’s Yearbook.  Bill offers these
summaries on a few selected books for E-Sylum readers:

"Roger Burdette’s Renaissance of American Coins is “awesome …
(It) examines the origin, creation and production of the 1916
subsidiary silver coinage and the 1921 Peace dollar … (using)
… published materials … (and) original sources.”

“Peter Vesilind’s Lost Gold of the Republic, offers two interesting
narratives:  “… the exploits of deep-sea explorers Gregg Stemm
and …John Morris (and) the story of the S. S. Republic …
commissioned in 1853…discovered in 1700 feet of water (in 2003
with) more than 51,000 coins and 13,000 artifacts.”

Collecting just for fun is emphasized in Fred Reed’s Show Me the
Money about “prop” money for movies, television and stage with
more than 300 entries and (surprise) with “more than 100
contributors” already engaged in searching for this material."

[Bill's book reviews have been a fixture for years in the Collector's
Yearbook, making the issue well worth it for anyone trying to keep
their library up to date with the latest publications.  Other titles
reviewed include Dave Lange's History of the United States Mint and
Its Coinage, Ron Guth and Jeff Garrett's United States Coinage, A
Study by Design Types, Lange's A Guide Book of Modern United States
Proof Coin Sets, Million Dollar Nickels, Mysteries of the Illicit
1913 Liberty Nickels Revealed, and Robert Knauss' Standing Liberty
Quarters: Varieties and Errors.  -Editor]

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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