Dennis Tucker of Whitman Publishing writes:
I'm very pleased to announce that numismatic researcher and E-Sylumite Roger W. Burdette is joining the Whitman Publishing family of authors. He's working on A Guide
Book of Peace Dollars, which will debut this November --- a significant anniversary relating to the Peace dollar and its origins.
If any E-Sylum readers have unusual Peace dollars (errors, misstrikes, countermarks, etc.), they can contact me at email@example.com, and I'll forward their information to Roger.
I'm attaching a media release.
Whitman Publishing, LLC, announces that award-winning researcher and writer Roger W. Burdette will author A Guide Book of Peace Dollars, to be published in November 2008.
Burdette is the author of the three-part Renaissance of American Coinage. Volume I (covering 19051908) and Volume III (19161921) won the Numismatic Literary Guilds Book of the Year awards for 2006
and 2007. He is also a contributor to the Guide Book of United States Coins (the Red Book), and has contributed research and insight to numerous other Whitman books.
The Guide Book of Peace Dollars is the 16th entry in Whitmans Bowers Series of numismatic references. It covers every date and mintmark of Americas last 90% silver dollar, which began as a
commemorative of peace after the tribulations of World War One. The book also studies the mysterious 1964-D Peace dollar, as well as Proofs, patterns, trial pieces, errors and misstrikes,
countermarks, die varieties, and famous collections.
Noted Peace dollar collector Barry Lovvorn assisted with the coin-by-coin study, interviewed past employees of the Denver Mint regarding the 1964-D issue, and contributed other research.
Burdette explores the origins and history of the Peace dollar (including the American Numismatic Associations involvement), early designs and casts, the coins production process, ways to collect,
preservation, the market effect of hoards and meltings, and unusual examples. In addition to a coin-by-coin analysis that includes market values and certified population data, Burdette presents the
biographies of key participants in the Peace dollars story, a Van AllenMallis cross-reference, a glossary, a bibliography, and a complete index.
A Guide Book of Peace Dollars will debut at 11 oclock, November 11, 2008the 90th anniversary of the official ceasefire that brought peace after the Great War. It will be available online at
www.whitmanbooks.com, and in bookstores, hobby shops, and other retailers nationwide.
Congratulations to both Roger and Whitman! We'll look forward to the book, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. If you have any interesting pieces to contribute,
please do so - the clock is ticking! -Editor
Wayne Homren, Editor
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