Author Kevin Flynn forwarded this press release to announce the availability of his new book on Liberty Seated Half Dimes. Thanks.
The Authoritative Reference on Liberty Seated Half Dimes book by Kevin Flynn is now available.
This book is being self-published, with only a limited number being printed. The book is 8 ½ by 11, 275 pages. Softcover $49.95 plus shipping.
The primary purpose of this book was to create a complete and comprehensive reference for the Liberty Seated Half Dimes series including all die
varieties, history, hub changes, archive letters, historical documents, and hot topics.
The die variety section of the book includes nine different 1838 doubled stars varieties and several between 1839 and 1840. Multiple photographs
and complete diagnostics make distinguishing these varieties easy. Up to now, these were sometimes difficult to identify based upon the just written
descriptions from previous references. One collector who reviewed this section, was able to go through eBay and identify all of these varieties.
There are eight different doubled dies and thirteen different misplaced dates, each with a full page full of macro photographs of all parts of the
variety, full description, diagnostics, pricing, and comments. Also included are forty-three repunched dates. Several of these varieties have not
been listed before. A complete analysis was done on all half-dime overdates. Several varieties that were previously listed as overdates were refuted.
There are four valid overdates in the half-dime series. Overlays and macro photos were used to absolutely identify the underlying digits.
A complete analysis was done on the design changes made in the Liberty Seated half-dime series, and for some showing detailed photos of the
differences. An analysis was also done on date and mint mark changes that occurred within a single year. An authentication section was included
presenting diagnostics and detailed photos to help validate genuine specimens of rare coins.
The archive letters and the history section in the beginning of the book are primarily the same as presented in the book, The Authoritative
Reference on Liberty Seated Dollars. A few new letters were uncovered and included. As these series were produced in parallel, it was decided to
include all of the information for all of the Liberty Seated series for this time period to show what decisions and actions occurred concurrently. In
addition, it is important that each book on each series is complete, and not require a different book for reference.
The Hot Topics section contains a several detailed studies on the Liberty Seated half-dime series including an analysis of: the stars used on the
1838 through 1840 half-dimes; the 1838 small stars, which includes 17 pages showing all die states; the 1838 corroded reverse; refuted overdates
including the two from 1848 and the 1861/0 that is the result of a damaged date punch; 1840-O transitional reverse; 1859-1860 transitional obverse
and reverse; 1870-S; early Liberty Seated proofs; early U.S. proof coin distribution, analysis of Liberty Seated certified proofs; and Liberty Seated
Price for the softcover is $49.95. To order, send a check or money order to Kevin Flynn, P.O. Box 396, Lumberton, NJ 08048. Please include $5 for
media shipping or $10 for first class shipping. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a
copy. See other books available at www.kevinjflynn.com.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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