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The E-Sylum: Volume 12, Number 5, February 1, 2009, Article 13

RESEARCHING A GUIDE BOOK OF PEACE DOLLARS

Author Roger Burdette submitted these comments in response to Mike Marotta's note on his new Peace Dollar book. -Editor


Thanks to Mike Marotta for his comments concerning A Guide Book of Peace Dollars. His 1995 article was an important part of my research. As noted in the bookís introduction, background information was derived largely from my book Renaissance of American Coinage 1916-1921, and it is there that readers will find extensive source citations and a more expansive bibliography.

In researching the Peace dollar, I was fortunate to locate the mintís original project file and de Francisciís personal papers which included material not previously available. This permitted me to avoid second hand and speculative sources, while allowing the people and events surrounding the coinís creation to tell their own story.

One minor comment concerning Farran Zerbe: other than his 1920 letter to the ANA convention, Mr. Zerbe played no role in design, modification or production of the Peace dollar.

As for a hard cover edition. That is a decision for Whitman Publishing LLC to make although it would be nice to have.



Wayne Homren, Editor

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