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Second Edition Star Coin Book

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Second Edition Star Coin Book
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Mehl, B. Max. THE STAR COIN BOOK, SECOND EDITION, OF RARE COINS, PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED… Fort Worth: S.H. Taylor, printer, no date (c. 1908-09). 16mo, original printed card covers. 112 pages; text illustrations. Spine a bit worn; very good. Adams page 55: "The year 1906 ... marks the birth of the Star Coin Book. Starting at less than 100 pages for a price of ten cents, this publication was to evolve into countless editions of the Star Rare Coin Encyclopedia, containing over 200 pages for sale at $1.00. Circulation, only 10,000 at the start, was to increase by a factor of ten." While later editions, from the early 1920s on, have survived in large quantities, many of the early editions are rarely offered.