Ed Fuhrman has published another volume in his series on U.S. half cents.
The Half Cent Handbook: The Ultimate Grading Guide
I am pleased to announce the release of my fifth book in the Half Cent Handbook series; The Ultimate Grading Guide.
This new book has a soft cover with a spiral binding. It is designed as an
affordable and lightweight pocket sized guide (6"X9" format) that
collectors can carry. It will help collectors of all levels quickly and
easily grade any Half Cent they come across using the EAC (Early
American Coppers) method of grading. The guide uses photos from the
grading sections in the Handbook series and takes you step by step
through the process how to arrive at a proper grade for any Half Cent.
The book contains over 500 clear full color photos to assist you in
learning to grade. This is the first of two new books containing
supplementary material related to the Half Cent Handbook series. This
is a limited print run so don't delay in ordering. Copies are $35 shipped.
For ordering information please email Ed Fuhrman at:
Printed on thick glossy paper, most pages show quality color photos of both sides of two or three coins, allowing for easy comparisons across up to six grades at once. Guides such as these are prime examples of why the printed book is far from dead - the book's spiralbound format will come in handy when working with coins at home or on the road at shops and shows.
For anyone new to collecting (and old pros as well), his advice on negotiating with dealers is spot-on. The "Advanced Grading Tips" and "Ready, Set Go" sections are short but very much to the point. This isn't a copy of Playboy magazine; while the pictures are useful and very pretty, you'll miss a lot if you don't take time to read the text.
Other sections include "What is EAC Grading" (referring to the standards of the Early American Coppers group), "Basics of Net Grading", "Is the Color Original?" and separate sections just for grading low and high relief 1794 Half Cents. While I've never even owned a half cent, I know a good book when I see one, and I think this little volume has a lot to offer.
To read the complete article, see:
REVIEW: THE HALF CENT HANDBOOK
BOOK REVIEW: THE HALF CENT HANDBOOK
ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS AUTHOR ED FUHRMAN
NEW BOOKS: HALF CENT HANDBOOK VOLS 2-3
NEW BOOK: THE HALF CENT HANDBOOK, VOL. 4
Wayne Homren, Editor
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