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The E-Sylum: Volume 12, Number 14, April 5, 2009, Article 6

BOOK REVIEW: A GUIDE BOOK OF PEACE DOLLARS BY ROGER BURDETTE

John and Nancy Wilson submitted the following review of the new Whitman guide to U.S. Peace Dollars by Roger Burdette. -Editor
Burdette Peace Dollars The Whitman Official Red Book Guide to Peace Dollars by Roger W. Burdette with Barry Lovvorn is an excellent full color 288 page soft cover book covering all aspects of U. S. Peace Dollars. It is the 13th entry in Whitman’s Bowers Series on numismatic references. It starts with some history on the silver purchases by the US government. Detailed information about the design and the competition is given extensive information about the high relief, as well as medium and low relief of the 1921 and 1922 dollars. Much of this information we have not read before.

The story of the lost 1964 Peace dollar is told along with the reasons and actions of all involved. Proofs, patterns, trial pieces, errors, misstrikes, countermarks, die varieties and famous collections are also covered extensively along with proof coin diagnostics.

The last chapter, chapter nine, covers all varieties by date and mint. Each date and mint variety has values by grade and gives certified populations. Varieties are given by VAM with pictures and diagnostics as well as values by grade. A separate paragraph with collecting advice is given by date and mint.

This book will come in handy when we review our complete Uncirculated Peace Dollar set we purchased in the early 1950s. At that time information on varieties, rarity and other background was not available.

We would highly recommend this Peace Dollar book to beginning and advanced collectors, because of all the information arranged in such an easy to use format. This book can be obtained for $19.95 from Whitman Publishing, LLC, 3103 Clairmont Road, Suite B, Atlanta, Georgia 30329 or call (800) 546-2995 or visit www.info@whitmanbooks.com

THE BOOK BAZARRE

DAVID SKLOW - FINE NUMISMATIC BOOKS Sale #7, is set for June 13th 2009, Consignments include: U.S. Copper literature from the personal Library of Myron Xenos {also} The Estate Library of a New England Bibliophile {also} The Personal Library of a Former Numismatic Literature Dealer. numismaticbooks@aol.com PH: (719) 302-5686, FAX: (719) 302-4933. Visit our web site: www.finenumismaticbooks.com.





Wayne Homren, Editor

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