Byron Weston forwarded this query, which should be a snap for a reader with a good run of Whitman's A Guide Book of United States Coins. Who can help? I'm sorry to admit that my Redbooks were a casualty of a shelf-space purge several years ago. -Editor
I've been doing some research on some coins I'll have on consignment and thought perhaps you or some of your fellow bibliophiles could help out - see the attached coin. I know this coin appeared as lot
860 in the April 10-12, 1986 Levine, Leidman, & Dreyfuss auctions by Bower's & Merena where it is described as being the Red Book plate coin in 1978.
However, I now know that it was the Red Book plate coin from at least 1964 - that's a 14 year stretch. I have not been able to locate a copy of the Red Book before 1964 to see if this coin's run in the Red Book actually ran longer than that.
Any help or insights you or your fellow bibliophiles may be able to provide would be greatly appreciated.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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