Author releases new book on half cents
- Published: Dec 16, 2021, 4 PM
Numismatic author Ed Fuhrman has released his second of four books dedicated to the research and collecting of United States half cents.
The 157-page hardcover reference, The Half Cent Handbook: Classic Head & Braided Hair Varieties, examines the Classic Head series from 1809 to 1836 and Braided Hair issues from 1840 through 1857.
Fuhrman has collected United States coins for more than four decades, with emphasis on half cents for the past 25 years.
Fuhrman’s first reference in the series, The Half Cent Handbook: Draped Bust Varieties 1800–1808, was self-published in February 2021.
The Half Cent Handbook: Liberty Cap Varieties 1793–1797 will be available early in calendar year 2022, with a late summer or early fall 2022 release expected for The Half Cent Handbook: Errors and Oddities.
The Half Cent Handbook: Classic Head & Braided Hair Varieties explains how to attribute die varieties and die states by date, examines grading, rarity and pricing, with detailed information and color photos provided for each coin by die variety according to attribution numbers rendered in Roger S. Cohen Jr.’s American Half Cents, the “Little Half Sisters.”
The color photography for Fuhrman’s books is by professional photographer Lyle Engleson, and courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Auctioneers and M & G Auctions. Additional images are provided courtesy of Heritage Auctions and Stack’s Bowers Galleries.
The first printing of Fuhrman’s first volume, The Half Cent Handbook: Draped Bust Varieties 1800–1808, was limited to 100 hard-cover copies, each spanning 177 pages.
Copies of any of the books can be purchased from the author by emailing him at Guitarman68@optonline.net.
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