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Book 1, 2 and 3 Updates!

Thank you to all of you that have preordered book 2 in the Bad Metal series, Bad Metal Silver. 3cS to 25c. I have updated the pre-order listing in the SHPO section of this website to include more internal book sample pages. All additional preorders are greatly appreciated to help me offset the printing costs; these books are not cheap to print so every order is helps.

Printing status update for Bad Metal Silver. 3cS to 25c. The printing company anticipates completion of the printing process towards mid/late October. This is cutting it close to my goal of debuting it at the Baltimore Whitman coin show from October 27-29. Hopefully, like the last book in 2019, the printing company gets this completed a week or two before the show!

On this website, in the BOOK section of the SHOP tab, I have included a FREE download of the Errata-Addendum to Book 1, Bad Metal, Copper and Nickel; some of you have already noticed this and downloaded it, way to go! This document was long-overdue. With that said, I will try to find a better/different way to upload this document for everyone interested to download. Currently, it is a little bit of a hassle to order and download this document from the SHPO section.

Sometime at the start of 2023 I plan to post to this website all the hand-made, die struck varieties from Book 1, Bad Metal, Copper and Nickel, along with the two newly identified varieties identified in the Errata-Addendum. This will be a work in progress as those website pages still need to be created. This should help folks more easily ID varieties without needing to carry around the physical book.

I am well underway with Book 3, Bad Metal Silver. 50c to S$. I have recently started the process of having folks review and edit certain sections of this draft book. Nevertheless, there is still much to do. My tentative goal is to have this book completed in about 2 years from now, such as late 2024 or early 2025. Please feel free to contact me if you might have something to contribute to this publication. This entire project is a group effort and could not be completed without the numismatic community.

As always, thanks for reading this blog and keeping me posted with contemporary counterfeit U.S. coins and information.


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