MORE ADVENTURES WITH RARE COINS
I've spent some more time with Dave Bowers' new book,
"More Adventures With Rare Coins". It is one of the few
numismatic books that is much more than a reference - it
is a book for reading from cover to cover.
As a collection of chapters on disparate topics, it lends
itself well to the furtive, piecemeal reading habits of many
of us living in today's time-sliced, cellphone world.
It's hard to pick just one favorite "Adventure", as the
chapters are labeled. There are many reasons to like
each. As a longtime collector of U.S. encased postage
stamps, I enjoyed #41, "Drake's Plantation Bitters."
As a collector of counterstamped U.S. coins I also
greatly enjoyed #39, "Little Billboard of a Bygone Era"
and #27, "The Numismatic Legacy of Yankee Robinson"
Number 42, "The 'Too Classic' 1915-S Panama-Pacific
$50" is another gem. I was delighted to see the photo
of Farran Zerbe's "Money of the World" exhibit booth.
Similarly, I was fascinated to see the photo of the
Philadelphia Mint exhibit at the Columbian Exposition of
1893 in #28, 'The Story of the 1892 Columbian Half
Dave's done it yet again - the book is a gem and a true
service to numismatics. May he have the longevity of
Florida numismatist Bob Hendershott (104 and going
strong). I suspect that no matter how many years Dave
continues to research and write about numismatics, he'll
never run out of interesting topics. -Editor
Wayne Homren, Editor
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