Author Kevin Flynn forwarded this announcement of his latest book. Congratulations!
The book titled "The Authoritative Reference on Two Cent Coins" by Kevin Flynn should be going to print the second week in April and ready mid-May. The book is 8-1/2 * 11, 222 pages and tons of photos.
This is Flynn's 39th book on numismatics. Flynn's favorite coin series and his first book in 1994 was on Two cent coins. This series has an incredible number if die varieties, some of the more dramatic for any 19th century series. It also is rich in history and hot topics.
The primary purpose of this book was to create a complete and comprehensive reference for the Two cent series including all major die varieties, history, hub changes, collecting, historical documents, and hot topic such as the proofs and an analysis of each of the overdates which were listed for this series..
The die variety section of the book includes a complete listing of the known doubled dies, misplaced dates, repunched dates, off-denomination clashes, off-design clashes, and off-center clashes, including several new die varieties which have not been listed before. For each die variety listed, detailed macro photos make identification much easier. Most of the varieties include multiple photographs showing different details. Included also for each variety is a detailed description of the variety, diagnostics, including die markers such as die cracks, scratches, clashes which can make identifying the variety easier, pricing, and cross references.
Many new archive letters were uncovered relative to the Two cent series and are included. This greatly helped in the analysis of the history section and shed new details on the series. For each hub change, enlarged photos show the before and after of the design changes with a detailed description of the differences. Also included is a section shows the different date punches used.
The date-by-date section offers an analysis of each date including scarcity, striking characteristics, world history which occurred that year, hot topics, comments, current values, prices realized from Heritage Auctions, and the certified population counts from PCGS and NGC.
The Hot Topics section contains a several detailed studies on the Two cent series including an analysis of all of the alleged Two cent overdates, 1865 Fancy / Plain repunched date, 1864 Small Motto proof, 1864 Small Motto business strikes, 1871 proof, a complete analysis Two cent proof counts, 1868 – 1873 common proof reverse, Two cent restrikes, and the number of Two cents redeemed and melted.
I am doing the final updates now.
Printing both hardcovers and softcovers.
Retail will be
Hardcover $100 (only printing about 60)
Shipping is $5 for book rate, $10 for priority.
Prepublication pricing will be available till the book is printed
Prepublication prices are
Need to include shipping, $5 for book rate, $10 for priority
Please send a check or money order to
P.O. Box 396
Lumberton, NJ 08048
I am currently working on a book on the top Liberty Seated die varieties, which should be finished in May. If you have Liberty Seated die varieties, please write me at the above address.
I am also working on the second and third kids books, the second is Coins in the Classroom, the third is Helping Kids Starting to Collect.
For a complete list of books I have written, check out
Wayne Homren, Editor
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