Numismatic Resouces for Liberty Seated Collectors


A number of hardbound books and Journals are available to assist and educate collectors of Liberty Seated coinage. This page is an attempt to capture the most popular reference books and resources.



The LSCC Gobrecht Journal Collective Volumes

There are currently five volumes in this series, covering the periods 1974-1980, 1980-1985, 1985-1990, 1990-1995, and 1995-2000. These volumes contain the collected articles of the Gobrecht Journal for the listed years, rearranged per denomination in an easy to search format. As many of the early issues of the Journal are scarce, the collective volumes are a convenient way to access the gathered work of the club in a single set of volumes. The following collective volumes are available:

- Collective Volume I, contains Gobrecht Journal issues 1-18, December 1974 to July 1980. 390 pages. $29 per copy.
- Collective Volume II, contains Gobrecht Journal issues 19-33, November 1980 to July 1985. 380 pages. $29 per copy.
- Collective Volume III, contains Gobrecht Journal issues 34-48, November 1985 to July 1990. 470 pages. $34 per copy.
- Collective Volume IV, contains Gobrecht Journal issues 49-63, November 1990 to July 1995. 580 pages. $44 per copy.
- Collective Volume V, contains Gobrecht Journal issues 64-78, November 1995 to July 2000. 644 pages. $60 per copy.

The Collective Volumes can be ordered from Kolbe and Fanning, the only seller authorized by the Liberty Seated Collector Club.

Reference Books

Speciality reference books have been written covering the various denomniations of Seated coinage. Many of these books are currently out of print, and we suggest readers locate used booksellers such as www.abebooks.com, www.amazon,com, etc., to secure copies. There are also a number of booksellers who specialize in numismatic literature who may have some or all of these books in stock at any given time, including George Kolbe (www.numislit.com), Charles Davis (www.abebooks.com/home/numismat), Fred Lake (www.lakebooks.com) and others. By denomination, these books include:

Bowers, Q. David. Silver Dollars & Trade Dollars of the United States: A Complete Encyclopedia. (Note: this is a two volume set - Seated dollars and Trade dollars are covered in Volume One.)

Willem, John. The United States Trade Dollar.

Van Winkle, Mark (with Michael L. Carboneau, James C. Gray, John Dannreuther, and Saul Teichman) Gobrecht Dollars: Illustrated by the Collection of Julius Korein, M.D. (available from Heritage Galleries)

Wiley, Randy and Bugert, Bill. The Complete Guide to Liberty Seated Half Dollars.

Bugert, Bill. A Register of Liberty Seated Half Dollar Varieties, Volume I, San Francisco Branch Mint. Gettysburg, PA: Self published, 2009. Now available online gratis here.

Bill Bugert, A Register of Liberty Seated Half Dollar Die Varieties, Volume II, Carson City Branch Mint, 2nd Edition, Gettysburg, PA: Self-published, 2013. Now available online gratis here.

Bill Bugert, A Register of Liberty Seated Half Dollar Die Varieties, Volume III, New Orleans Branch Mint, 1840-O to 1853-O NA, Gettysburg, PA: Self-published, 2011. Now available online gratis here.

Bill Bugert, A Register of Liberty Seated Half Dollar Die Varieties, Volume IV, New Orleans Branch Mint 1853-O WA to 1861-O, Gettysburg, PA: Self-published, 2013. Now available online gratis here.

Bugert, Bill. A Register of Liberty Seated Half Dollar Varieties, Volume V, Philadelphia Mint 1839 to 1852. Gettysburg, PA: Self published, 2017.

Beistle, Martin Luther. A Register of Half Dollar Die Varieties and Sub-Varieties. Shippensburg, PA: The Beistle Company, 1929.

Briggs, Larry. The Comprehensive Encyclopedia of United States Liberty Seated Quarters.

Brunner, Lane and Frost, John., Double Dimes - the United States Twenty-cent Piece; Self-published, July 2014

Ahwash, Kam. Encyclopedia of United States Liberty Seated Dimes.

Greer, Brian. The Complete Guide to Liberty Seated Dimes.

Valentine, Daniel W. The United States Half Dimes. (Note: originally published in 1931. There is also a 1975 reprint by Quarterman Publications with additional data from Kam Ahwash and others.)

Blythe, Al. The Complete Guide to Liberty Seated Half Dimes.


CDs and DVDs

DVDs presenting overviews of seated coinage, presented in the Numismatic Theatres at the 2004 and 2005 ANA conventions may be obtained from the ANA. Request the DVD "History and Beauty of Liberty Seated Coinage" for 2004, or the DVD "Liberty Seated Coinage of San Francisco and Carson City" for 2005.

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