LeRoy Van Allen, the only surviving member of the numismatic research and writing partnership that spawned generations of Morgan and Peace dollar variety collectors, has published two supplements to the 1997 Fourth Edition of the Comprehensive Catalog and Encyclopedia of Morgan and Peace Dollars.
The first supplement, covering the Peace dollar series (1921-1935), spans 57 pages and contains 241 photos of coins discovered or revised in 2012 and 2013, when interest in the series was rekindled, mostly due to research and new discoveries by Dr. David Close, who was responsible for nearly 200 of the new listings.
The earliest listing in the book is the 1921-P VAM 1AB with shortened rays at the tail feathers and the latest listing is the 1935-S VAM 3B with a die gouge at the R on the obverse.
The Peace dollar supplement may be purchased at a cost of $9 plus $3 postage and handling directly from Van Allen at:
Leroy Van Allen PO Box 196 Sidney, OH 45365
Released at the same time is Van Allen’s New VAM Varieties of Morgan Dollars which covers all discoveries within the Morgan dollar series from 1992 through December 2013.
The update contains 146 pages and 363 photographs of coins that were listed in 2013.
The first listed coin in the sup- plement is the new 1878-P VAM 4A with a clashed ust on the obverse. The last coin newly listed 1921-S VAM 31 with scribbles on the left wing and body.
The Morgan dollar supplement is $12 plus $3 for postage and handling. Both books may be bought for $19 and $6 for postage and handling.