Some of you here may remember my review of Rusty Goe's "Mint on Carson City" book now out of print and expensive when found (usually). http://goccf.com/t/171017
Rusty went on to write another book "James Crawford: Master of the Mint at Carson City - A Short Full Life" which is still available at modest cost for a 600+ page hardbound book usually running around $35-40 on most book sites.
I'm lucky enough to have both books in my library, but now it seems they have been superseded by Rusty Goe's latest and most monumental effort in literary writing.
A new 3 volume Set all about Carson City Coins. 2500 pages, 1.5 million words.
Here is a comprehensive preview:https://www.coinbooks.org/v24/club_...tml#article4
and the webpage to order the set which will be out this week or next I'm told.https://www.southgatecoins.com/book...in-collector
Now it's not exactly a cheap set of books, but I think the price is beyond fair, knowing Rusty's thoroughness in research from his other works. The cost is only $299.00 for all three volumes plus a $16.00 S&H charge due to the size and weight. Very reasonable for the information you will get and even if Rusty sells out completely he will not make any profit on these books at that price. All of his books have quality paper, ink, photographs and feature top tier production standards.
I'll put this up in the realms of Rick Snow's Flying Eagle and Indian Head cents
2 volume book set or Dave Bower's Obsolete Currency Book set. This is a set to own for the future.
I know I will be looking forward to putting this book set on my own shelf in the near future, along side Rusty's other books and my copy of the Battle Born Auction Catalog.
Here is a link to the Battle Born Auction Catalog, by Stack's/Bowers which was a sale that featured a complete run of Carson City Coinage https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/aucti...ionId=517045
Not only is it the only complete Carson City Collection to be formed on it's own (Eliasberg also had all 111 of the coins), but it is by far and away the finest quality collection ever formed (by a longshot), Rusty Goe was the architect behind building it for the owner.
IF you enjoy Carson City history and coins like I do, you need to check out the "Battle Born" auction catalog as well as all of Rusty's books, I think you too will also find a friend in Rusty.
"Buy the Book Before You Buy the Coin" - Aaron R. Feldman - "And read it" - Me 2013! ANA
Life Member #3288 in good standing since 1982, EAC Member #6202, NBS Member, 2¢ variety collector.
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