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A New Book On Carson City Coins

 
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 Posted 02/01/2021  4:30 pm Show Profile   Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
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I'm lucky enough to have both books in my library, but now it seems they have been superseded by Rusty Goe's latest and most monumental effort in literary writing.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.
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 Posted 02/14/2021  10:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It appears as if the books are going to be outstanding, but the price point is beyond what I'm willing to invest for books that cover an area I don't collect or for which I don't even have a very strong interest.

I hope, however, that you enjoy them as much as you are expecting!


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 Posted 02/14/2021  11:25 pm  Show Profile   Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I mostly just collect the books these days. Besides my Two Cent Pieces, pretty much every coin series I enjoy is just way out of my budget. Books must suffice then.
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 Posted 04/11/2021  6:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add grahamp to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I just received these books and they are amazing. Even at their price point, If you are going to collect Carson City coins I think they are a must. So easy, especially for newer collectors like myself,to spend $500 or $1000 the wrong way on a single coin.
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 Posted 08/02/2021  12:54 am  Show Profile   Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Please see this post here on CCF: http://goccf.com/t/402805#3466572

Rusty Goe the Author of the 3 volume Carson City Book Set will be giving a talk on the subject at the conclusion of the NBS Meeting and this year we are planning to stream it online for free. Links provided on the page I mentioned above. This will be on August 13 10:30am CST as far as I know, schedule may change, be sure to check your time zone.
"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.

See my want page: http://goccf.com/t/140440
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