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Rare Coin Review

No. 66 in the Numismatic Bibliomania Society survey of the top 100 items in American numismatic literature, and there described as follows:

Aptly described by Charles Davis as “an appealing mix of salesmanship and scholarship,” Q. David Bowers’ house organ was an excessively engaging numismatic read. With something for everyone, from scholarly articles to accumulations of trivia gleaned from the seemingly bottomless research files of QDB himself, the Rare Coin Review rightfully takes its place in the pantheon of dealer periodicals, “front row center,” as Dave might say. Oh yes, there were coins, too, splendiferously photographed and neatly presented on glossy paper (in the later issues), all of which the present writer (who eventually earned from the editor the much coveted “constant reader” title) eagerly anticipated on a bi-monthly basis. Opportunity beckoned for the authors of companion pieces - Ken Lowe prepared a well organized index of the first hundred numbers, while Joel Orosz authored a history of the Rare Coin Review that appeared in RCR #100 in July, 1994 and provided a “you are there” window directly into the Bowers & Merena editorial office. Altogether, an “era of good feeling” was surely in the offing whenever the latest Review was united with an overstuffed chair – quite a pleasant combination, this!


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    Rare Coin Review No. 34, Winter-Spring 1980 1/1/1980

    Rare Coin Review No. 34, Winter-Spring 1980

    The Bowers & Merena (and predecessor firms) house organ from 1969-2003, including feature articles, coins for sale, and commentary from Q. David Bowers.

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