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Unlocking the Mystery of the Counterstamped Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial Half Dollar

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SKU: 11114
AUTHOR/EDITOR: Rogers, Charles
ISBN 13: 9780692191538
ISBN 10: 0692191534
EAN: 9780692191538
MADE IN: USA
Regular Price: $175.00
Sale Price: $169.99

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This 1,600+- page book helps unlock the mystery of the counterstamped Stone Mountain Half Dollar's marketing uses--deciphering their incused die stamp codes, estimating the potential counterstamped coin population, estimating the actual number of coins die stamped and giving some idea of the total that exist today.

The Stone Mountain Memorial Half Dollar is a commemorative coin made by the U.S. Mint as legal tender in 1925.  There were four coin movements from the U.S. Mint by the Stone Mountain Confederate Monumental Association (SMCMA) in the first few months of 1925 and distributed to about 4,000 community banks before their national release date of July 3, 1925.

There were four campaigns to sell the regularly issued Stone Mountain Half Dollars with the help of six major categories of counterstamped coins as marketing tools containing several varieties and different types of these rare incused coins. The book contains numerous counterstamped coin images and their deciphered uses from all four coin campaigns. Discover what these coins were all about while learning a short history of the regular issue Stone Mountain Half Dollar, the giant granite mountain monument and the people that tried to make it happen.

There were several methods used to raise funds to emblazon into Stone Mountain a giant memorial granite carving to "honor the valor of the soldier of the south" of the Civil War.  Five of the six major categories of the 1925 counterstamped Stone Mountain Half Dollar Coins are incused and all six categories were used to help sell the regular issued Stone Mountain Memorial Half Dollars. The counterstamped Stone Mountain Half Dollars are regularly issued pieces punched with a metal die at specific and various locations. These die stamps were not punched at or by the U.S. Mint but were incused by others at the request of the SMCMA or its representatives.

This two-volume, full color, heavily illustrated book tells the full story and unlocks the mysteries behind this fascinating commemorative coin.

Binding: Hardcover
Edition: 1st
Publication Date: June 2019
Size: 8.5 x 11
Pages: 1600+



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