The Comprehensive US Silver Dollar Encyclopedia, 2017 Edition

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The Comprehensive US Silver Dollar Encyclopedia, 2017 Edition

Post by JohnGoldsmith » Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:02 am

Does anybody can tell what they think of this book. Finally found one for sale, but would like some opinion's.

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Re: The Comprehensive US Silver Dollar Encyclopedia, 2017 Edition

Post by vampicker » Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:14 am

I'm biased because I wrote one of the chapters. Some parts are more useful than others
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Re: The Comprehensive US Silver Dollar Encyclopedia, 2017 Edition

Post by JohnGoldsmith » Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:19 am

vampicker wrote:
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:14 am
I'm biased because I wrote one of the chapters. Some parts are more useful than others
Are they one or two books? I found one that states Volume I, 2017.
You can send me a private email on what you like and dislike if you wish. Book is $200.00 so I want to be sure it's worth the money.

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Re: The Comprehensive US Silver Dollar Encyclopedia, 2017 Edition

Post by vampicker » Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:32 am

It's a two volume set. Some of the information is useful, other chapters are reminiscences of the past dollar market. If you're expecting a focused work like the VAM book or Bowers encyclopedia, this ain't it. I'm happy I have my copy but it is choppy.
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Re: The Comprehensive US Silver Dollar Encyclopedia, 2017 Edition

Post by JohnGoldsmith » Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:48 am

vampicker wrote:
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:32 am
It's a two volume set. Some of the information is useful, other chapters are reminiscences of the past dollar market. If you're expecting a focused work like the VAM book or Bowers encyclopedia, this ain't it. I'm happy I have my copy but it is choppy.
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Re: The Comprehensive US Silver Dollar Encyclopedia, 2017 Edition

Post by DHalladay » Tue Jan 11, 2022 4:02 pm

Are you talking about the huge book by John Highfill?
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My copy is the original 1992 edition. The issue price was $100; I seem to recall paying $50.
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Re: The Comprehensive US Silver Dollar Encyclopedia, 2017 Edition

Post by vampicker » Tue Jan 11, 2022 5:13 pm

John's talking about the 2017 version with two volumes. Pretty much every thing from the 1992 edition carried over with enough material to fill another volume that's just as big
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Re: The Comprehensive US Silver Dollar Encyclopedia, 2017 Edition

Post by DHalladay » Tue Jan 11, 2022 5:18 pm

vampicker wrote:
Tue Jan 11, 2022 5:13 pm
John's talking about the 2017 version with two volumes. Pretty much every thing from the 1992 edition carried over with enough material to fill another volume that's just as big

Wow. Two volumes that big? That's got to be 8-10 pounds of books.
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Re: The Comprehensive US Silver Dollar Encyclopedia, 2017 Edition

Post by messydesk » Tue Jan 11, 2022 5:26 pm

DHalladay wrote:
Tue Jan 11, 2022 5:18 pm
vampicker wrote:
Tue Jan 11, 2022 5:13 pm
John's talking about the 2017 version with two volumes. Pretty much every thing from the 1992 edition carried over with enough material to fill another volume that's just as big

Wow. Two volumes that big? That's got to be 8-10 pounds of books.
He had 25 more years worth of family vacation pictures to add to the book(s).
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Re: The Comprehensive US Silver Dollar Encyclopedia, 2017 Edition

Post by vampicker » Tue Jan 11, 2022 5:32 pm

DHalladay wrote:
Tue Jan 11, 2022 5:18 pm
vampicker wrote:
Tue Jan 11, 2022 5:13 pm
John's talking about the 2017 version with two volumes. Pretty much every thing from the 1992 edition carried over with enough material to fill another volume that's just as big

Wow. Two volumes that big? That's got to be 8-10 pounds of books.
14 pounds for the set - seriously
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Re: The Comprehensive US Silver Dollar Encyclopedia, 2017 Edition

Post by shortnock » Tue Jan 11, 2022 9:05 pm

Not the best of reference books.
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