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The E-Sylum: Volume 25, Number 22, May 29, 2022, Article 4

NEW BOOK: DIE STATES OF 1794 LARGE CENTS

As noted last week, NBS Treasurer Chuck Heck has published a great new book for Large Cent specialists. Here's the full announcement. -Editor

Heck 1974 Die States book cover Chuck Heck introduced his new book, DIE STATES of 1794 United States Large Cents, at the Early American Coppers convention held in St. Louis from May 12 – 15. The 9x12 black hardcover book contains 698 full color photos on 200 pages.

The Contents page shows the different approach taken in this book. Heck has a Must Read First section at the very beginning that provides the reader with the rules of the game. What follows is a look at how die states were treated by prior authors, a story of what the US mint was experiencing back in 1794, and a thorough examination of the different types of die states.

Every coin is listed by Sheldon number, but the writing order follows the Breen emission sequence, except where Heck has found discrepancies. In one of several examples, Heck shows clearly why the order of S-66, 67, 68, 69 is not accurate and should be S-66, 68, 67, 69. Also, Heck admits that the puzzle concerning S-70 and 71 has not been completely solved and hopes that some unseen die states will soon be found to put his mind at peace.

  Heck 1974 Die States book Table of Contents Heck 1974 Die States book sample page Sheldon 47

Every variety begins with enlarged obverse and reverse photos, followed by die state characteristics that are fully described and illustrated with enlarged photos. Points of reference are indicated on the photos with arrows, circles, etc. when necessary. (See the sample page for Sheldon 47.)

Books can be obtained for $90 plus $7 for shipping and handling to destinations in the US. For complete information, contact Chuck at 1794Chuck@gmail.com.

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Wayne Homren, Editor

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