Early Quarter Dollars of the United States Mint 1796-1838 is the culmination of over a decade of research by the authors into the early quarters from the first US Mint. Rory has spent countless hours photographing many of the most amazing examples in existence. We have included quick attribution tips to assist the collector in rapidly identifying the die marriage of his quarters. We have also included history vignettes to put the issuance of the coins into perspective.
We have also included many other features in our work including an introduction by John McCloskey, a history of Ard Browning by Carl Herkowitz, comments on the E and L counter stamps and notes on the Browning Plate Coins by Ted McAuley, W. David Perkins, Rory Rea and Eric P. Newman, followed by the pedigree of the known Browning Plate Coins. A dedication to Charlton “Swampy” Meyer, the only collector to complete a 1796-1838 quarter marriage set, is next. Bust quarter errors and counter marked quarters are covered in the following two sections. We have also listed the quarters present in the Smithsonian Collection and the American Numismatic Society Collection. We hope you are as excited with this work as we are in bringing it to you.
Each year is preceded by a history vignette with interesting facts concerning what happened nationally, internationally and at the Mint. The authors feel that in order to more completely understand the coins we collect one must also understand the political, social and economic rationality for the coins themselves. Following this, is a chart showing the denominations minted during the year, the reported mintage, the known die marriages for each denomination as well as the average number of coins produced from those die marriages. We find it interesting to compare the totals, giving collectors food for thought.
Regular Hard Bound Edition: $110 delivered USPS Priority Mail.
Limited Edition Leather Bound Edition with Eric P. Newman Plates*: $500 delivered.
*Limited to 50 numbered autographed copies. Delivery expected late 2011. A $100 deposit will hold your order until binding begins when the balance will be due.
Optional cloth slip case to protect the binding from damages: $50.
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