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United States Pattern, Experimental and Trial Pieces Sixth Edition

Item No. USCB31 - Judd

Price $32.50

Detailed Description

Binding: Hardcover
Size: 6 x 9

Very Fine - Near Mint

If you are considering collecting or investing in United States Pattern Coins this is a an absolutely must have book. Originally written by the late J. Hewitt Judd M.D. this book is more often referred to as the "Judd" book.

Within the chapters of this book you will learn:

  • The various categories and terminology of pattern coins.
  • Information on private restrike's from Mint dies
  • The various ways to collect pattern coins.
  • The various metals and alloys patterns were struck in.
  • Information on the edges of pattern coins, die orientation and metal-turn alignment
  • Grading and rarity of pattern coins.
  • The importance of condition.
  • The numerical grading system.
  • The Sheldon grading scale.
  • Information on certification services.
  • The scale used to determine the rarity.
  • Guidelines for "smart" buying of pattern coins.
  • The importance of eye appeal.
  • Market conditions and competition.
  • Information about the prices shown for pattern coins.



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