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Past & Nearly Perfect By Our Very Own Bosox..i Am Blown Away

 
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 Posted 10/09/2020  7:15 pm Show Profile   Check thedollarman's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add thedollarman to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I got a couple copies of this for myself as well as some coin friends of mine...and all I can really say is it blew us all away. I mean this is a true work of passion in every sense of the word, the book is in my eyes, an instant classic and an in depth labor of love the likes of which I haven't seen before in Canadian Numismatics. In every word I read I can feel Rob's passion for what he does and his excitement to teach the reader. If you haven't bought a copy yet, you definitely need to! We need much more literature of this magnitude in Canadian Numismatics...well done Mr. Turner! You've crafted a true work of art that will inspire many for years to come.
feel free to call me Will. I'm a 20 year old collector from the GTA area of Ontario.

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 Posted 10/09/2020  8:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dollar 1935 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I Recently bought mine but still wait it. I can't wait to see the result of all that hard work
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 Posted 10/10/2020  06:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add okiecoiner to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well, you guys should order and read the other 4 he wrote previously. He was in the wrong field as a civil engineer for 20 years.
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 Posted 10/10/2020  1:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bosox to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the very kind words. I was a labor of love. I bought my first large cent specimen, an 1858, in 1981 from Chuck Moore. I left the hobby for twenty years (kids, mortgages, etc.) and didn't buy another specimen until 2007, when I bought an 1859 from Mike Walsh.

That one got me hooked. I decided to try to finish the PCGS registry set of large cent specimens. Over the next several years, I found most of them, but was lacking the really rare ones. I approached a dealer to help me finish the set, who promptly told me "you won't live long enough." He did help me and I was lucky. The Beckman collection of specimens sold in 2015, Cornerstone and Cook in 2019, a once in a lifetime convergence of specimen coins on the market. I finished the set last year.

Over the past thirteen years or so, as I usually do in my collecting areas, I tried to learn everything I could about large cent specimens. I quickly realized that they were very much misunderstood by numismatists and collectors. Since I had done the work and the acquired the knowledge, I decided to write it down. I have seen too many collectors and dealers spend a lifetime learning about their specialty area and then take that information to their graves without ever sharing it.

It was my great pleasure to donate the book to the RCNA. They are a worthy organization that, like most non-profits today, struggles for operating funds. If you buy the book, all the money goes to them. For those that do buy it, I really hope you enjoy it. Personally, I think the pictures of these magnificent coins alone are worth it.
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 Posted 10/11/2020  10:02 am  Show Profile   Check SPP-Ottawa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SPP-Ottawa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Between this book, and the Cornerstone Collection catalogue that Sandy Campbell published, our basic knowledge of Canada's best (and often scarcest) coins, such as known populations, has made a huge leap.
"Discovery follows discovery, each both raising and answering questions, each ending a long search, and each providing the new instruments for a new search." -- J. Robert Oppenheimer

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 Posted 10/11/2020  1:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bosox to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree. If you are interested in specimen coins, particularly the silver specimens, the Cornerstone catalog is a must have. Sandy donated the proceeds from that to a non-profit as well. I would also recommend the Beckman and Cook catalogs (both published by Heritage).
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