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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 12, March 19, 2006, Article 4

THE UP SIDE OF LOOSE-LEAF BOOKS

Last week Katie Jaeger asked about loose-leaf coin books as
another way to update numismatic books after publication.

Anne Bentley of the Massachusetts Historical Society writes:
"The late Rob Heath used that format in his Commemorative Medals
of Massachusetts Cities & Towns.  Every year we'd get another set
of pages to replace when he found new data or an image for the entry.
It was extremely convenient and just took a half hour, maximum, to
update the volumes."

Leon Worden writes: "This is in response to your query about
loose-leaf numismatic book publishing. While there may be others,
I know of one person who is doing it. Lincoln cent specialist
Charles "Chuck" Daughtrey, whose artwork I featured in the March
2006 issue of COINage magazine, is publishing a loose-leaf book
of Lincoln cent varieties.

Much like Wexler, Fivaz-Stanton and other systems, Daughtrey
operates an "attribution service" where he identifies, photographs
and publishes diagnostic information about new Lincoln cent varieties
as they're discovered. He publishes the photos and information online
at coppercoins.com, and then, every few months, he mails a couple of
hundred loose-leaf pages (one coin per page, I believe) to subscribers.

While the standard, year-by-year Lincoln cent references (including
Daughtrey's own "Looking Through Lincoln Cents") probably satisfy 99
percent of all Lincoln cent collectors, those who want to delve deeper
into die varieties benefit from a flexible format, when you consider
how many new varieties are being identified all the time. Daughtrey
said that at the rate he's going (about 500 pages per year), he
expects his "Complete Attribution Guide" to live up to its name in
a few years.

The loose-leaf approach might lend itself well to the Shield nickel
project recently discussed."

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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