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The Lincoln Cent Doubled Die by John A. Wexler. This classic 1984 book is still used by many today. The 226 pages (5.5 x 8.5 inches) feature over 200 Lincoln cent doubled die varieties known at that time profusely illustrated with over 550 photos.
The Authoritative Reference on Lincoln Cents by John A. Wexler and Kevin Flynn. Published in 1996 this 384 page book won the 1996 Numismatic Literary Guild award for "Best U.S. Coin Book" in 1996. Packed with historical information on the Lincoln cent series the book also features the top doubled dies, RPMs, and OMMs for the series as listed in the Wexler Die Variety Files, along with in depth looks at the 1958 and 1969-S doubled dies.
A Detailed Analysis of Lincoln Cent Varieties 1959 - Present by Billy G. Crawford. This new (2009) CD book covers the die varieties on the Lincoln Memorial cent series as listed in the files of noted die variety specialist Billy G. Crawford. The varieties in this massive 712 page reference are profusely illustrated with photos of the variety and the key die markers that will assist in the identification of that variety.
Getting Your Two Cents Worth by Kevin Flynn. Die varieties, including doubled dies, repunched dates, overdates, and clashed dies, on the short lived Two Cent series are covered in detail in the 112 page (8.5 x 11 inch) softbound reference.
The Authoritative Reference on Three Cent Nickels by Edward Fletcher and Kevin Flynn. 155 pages (8.5 x 11 inches) cover the die varieties of the Three Cent Nickel Series in great detail.
The Shield Five Cent Series - A comprehensive Listing of Known Varieties by Edward L. Fletcher, Jr. Over 225 pages (8.5 x 11 inches) cover die varieties such as doubled dies, repunched dates, and overdates on the Shield Nickel series profusely illustrated with photos.
Treasure Hunting Liberty Head Nickels by Kevin Flynn and Bill Van Note. This 130 page (8.5 x 11 inch) reference covers the doubled dies, repunched dates, and misplaced dates in this popular series.
The Authoritative Reference on Buffalo Nickels by John Wexler, Ron Pope, and Kevin Flynn. This 320 page (8.5 x 11 inch) book is the reference to turn to for information on the doubled dies, RPMs, OMMs, and overdates on this popular series.
The Best of the Jefferson Nickel Doubled Dies - 2nd Edition by Brian Ribar and John A. Wexler. 284 pages (8.5 x 11 inches) illustrate the best doubled die varieties on the Jefferson nickel series as listed in the Wexler Doubled Die Files. The varieties are illustrated with over 1,000 photos.
The Authoritative Reference on Barber Dimes by Kevin Flynn. All of the known repunched dates, misplaced dates, doubled dies, and RPMs as listed in Kevin Flynn's files, are illustrated in this 185 page (8.5 x 11 inches) reference which is the definitive reference for die varieties on this series.
Treasure Hunting Mercury Dimes by John A. Wexler and Kevin Flynn. This 121 page (8.5 x 11 inches) reference illustrates the known doubled dies, RPMs, and overdates known for this popular series as listed in the Wexler Die Variety Files.
The Authoritative Reference on Roosevelt Dimes by Kevin Flynn. All of the known doubled dies, OMMs, and RPMs as listed in Kevin Flynn's files, are illustrated in this 182 page (8.5 x 11 inches) reference. It also contains a date by date analysis of the coins struck in this series.
The Authoritative Reference on Barber Quartersby Kevin Flynn. This reference covers the known doubled dies, RPMs, repunched dates, and misplaced dates for this series in 150 (8.5 x 11 inch) pages.
The Best of the Washington Quarter Doubled Die Varieties by John A. Wexler and Kevin Flynn. All of the top Washington Quarter doubled die varieties, as listed in the Wexler Doubled Die Files, are profusely illustrated in this 186 page (8.5 x 11 inches) reference.
The Authoritative Reference on Barber Half Dollarsby Kevin Flynn. This reference covers the known doubled dies, RPMs, repunched dates, and misplaced dates for this series in 200 (8.5 x 11 inch) pages. It also includes a date-by-date analysis of the coins in this series.
Treasure Hunting Franklin and Kennedy Half Dollar Doubled Dies by Kevin Flynn and John A. Wexler. The 155 (8.5 x 11 inch) pages of this reference are packed with doubled die varieties that can be found on the Franklin Half Dollar and Kennedy half Dollar series.
Two Dates Are Better Than One - A Collector's Guide to Misplaced Dates by Kevin Flynn. This massive 511 (8.5 x 11 inch) page reference illustrates the known Misplaced Date varieties on all denominations of U.S. coins. Misplaced Date errors will have one or more digits of the date located in the denticles about the rim or in some other part of the coin's design. The book also offers several theories as to how these interesting varieties were produced.
The Authoritative Reference on Commemorative Coins 1892 - 1954 by Kevin Flynn. This 361 (8.5 x 11 inch) page reference explores in depth the U.S. Commemorative coinage, complete with archive research, for the time period from 1892 through 1954. Die variety collectors will savor the doubled dies, repunched dates, and RPMs illustrated in this reference.
The Cherrypickers' Guide to Rare Die Varieties: Fourth Edition - Volume 1 by Bill Fivaz and J.T. Stanton. This 422 page book covers the major die varieties on U.S. coins from the half cents through the nickels.
The Cherrypickers' Guide to Rare Die Varieties: Fourth Edition - Volume 2 by Bill Fivaz and J.T. Stanton. This 480 page book picks up where Volume 1 leaves off covering the major die varieties on U.S. coins from the dimes through the gold coins as well as the Commemoratives.
The Error Coin Encyclopedia - Fourth Edition by Arnold Marolis and Fred Weinberg. This 480 page hardcover book is an absolute must for the error and variety collector. It explains how most mint errors occur while providing photos of the various error and variety types.
The NCADD 10th Anniversary E-Book. This CD-ROM E-Book contains all 60 issues of NCADD's bi-monthly club publication entitled The Hub. In addition to the 60 issues, there is also a 19 page index telling where each die variety featured in the publications can be found.
The Official Price Guide to Mint Errors - Seventh Edition by Alan Herbert. This 384 page reference illustrates the P-D-S (Planchet Errors, Die Errors, and Striking Errors) System of classifying mint errors and varieties, explaining the minting process that produces them. Profusely illustrated with photos, the book provides pricing information for the various types of mint errors.
Strike It Rich With Pocket Change by Brian Allen and Ken Potter. This 270 page book covers important die varieties and errors known on United States coins from cents through dollars that can still be found in pocket change! It covers doubled dies, repunched mintmarks, over mintmarks, abraded die varieties, mules, counter clashes, transitional errors, die design changes, striking errors, planchet errors, etc.
Error Trends Coin Magazine: ETCM was the only monthly printed magazine devoted to the error hobby. Owned and published by Arnold Margolis, ETCM put out a monthly magazine for 41 continuous years. The magazine features articles on how error coins are created, news of hobby happenings, trends of error coin values, a free error coin examination service for subscribers, classified ads, access to "Arnie's Error Supemarket," and much more. Due to the passing of Arnold Margolis the magazine is no longer being issued. Back issues are sometimes offered for sale and would make excellent additons to any error/variety library.
Die Variety News (DVN) Magazine: This outstanding online publication was available for free viewing and downloading from die variety specialist Billy G. Crawford. Each issue was packed with information about die varieties. No longer available online, accumulations of issues were offered on CD. If you can get these, they are well worth it.
Coin World:This exceptional weekly newspaper is a must for all coin collectors, especially error and variety collectors. Each issue features the "Collector's Clearinghouse" column devoted to the latest finds in error coins and sometimes it also deals with die varieties. Twice each month the "Varieties Notebook" column provides valuable information on die varieties such as doubled dies, RPMs, OMMs, repunched dates, overdates, and misplaced dates. The "Varieties Notebook" column is written by John A. Wexler and Ken Potter who alternate each installment of the column. Coin World is availablein both print and online editions. For subscription information use the following link: http://www.coinworld.com/
Numismatic News:This is another weekly newspaper. While it does not have any regular columns on errors or varieties, it does have frequent articles and news items about errors and varieties, usually authored by error/variety specialist Ken Potter. For more information on Numismatic News use the following link: http://www.numismaticnews.net/GeneralMenu/