The fantastic new book "Dahlonega Mint Gold Coins 1838-1861"
by Douglas Winter will be ready for shipment soon, so reserve
your copy today.
This extensively illustrated 250+ page book is the first
numismatic work which focuses on the coins struck at the
Dahlonega, Georgia Mint. These coins were struck in gold
dollar, quarter eagle, three dollar, and half eagle
denominations. They were typically struck in very limited
quantities and are extremely popular with collectors today.
The book begins with an explanation of the Condition Census
and rarity estimates which are found throughout the work.
There is a short history of the Dahlonega Mint and a chapter
which suggests methods by which to collect Dahlonega gold
One of the most important chapters in the book deals with the
die varieties of Dahlonega gold coins. Many new varieties are
listed and the compilation of these varieties is a first in
the history of numismatic reseach.
Each denomination includes detailed date-by-date analysis of
every issue struck at this mint. Each entry begins with
clear, enlarged obverse and reverse photographs of coins
which are regarded as among the finest known for their
respective issue. Every issue is ranked according to its
overall rarity (i.e., the total number of coins known to
exist) and its high grade rarity (i.e., the total number of
coins known to exist in About Uncirculated and higher
grades). This is followed by in-depth analysis of each issue
in regard to its strike, surfaces, luster, coloration and eye
appeal. Every known die variety is then listed in detail. The
entry concludes with an estimate of the total number of coins
believed to exist, a grade-by-grade breakdown and Condition
Census which includes the five or so finest coins known to
The book is being released in three different variations:
softcover, hardcover and leather bound. The softcover edition
is priced at $25 while the hardcover edition, which is
limited to just 500 signed and numbered copies, is priced at
$35. A total of 25 signed and numbered leather bound copies
are being produced and these are available for $100.
"Dahlonega Mint Gold Coins 1838-1861" has an anticipated
release date of May 15, 1997. Copies can be purchased from
Hancock & Harwell P.O. Box 1014 Gainesville, GA 30503.
770-532-8783 Each order must be accompanied by $3 postage.