1971SP added/modified? serifs

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Thought this looked odd. Like someone punched a serif on the die?
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Check out our book and you can learn all about our hypothesis on why these look that way on 71S proofs.
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Where do I get the book Andy?
I have one with the foot is barley separated from the foot, like a two piece. Thanks

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Well, speaking to the ineptitude of our non-expensive website..., I have no clue. It's been so long and I believe the book dealings went with Rob Ezerman who hasn't been involved for years. He did not leave any of that information with us, and it was he who had spearheaded it at the time.

Admittedly I was never a super-big fan of the book. I certainly had input and wrote a couple of chapters for it - and make no mistake there is indeed a lot of information contained from front to back, however, the flow and writing style isn't always my cup of tea. I would also say that at times it contains a lot of opinion and conjecture made to look like fact without any hard evidence. That drives me nuts more than anything.

Rob led the effort because, well, he was retired and the rest of us were not. Like everything we could do at the time, there was simply no budget to do a really "official" book. The cost of writing and especially publishing a book like that one is well beyond what most people realize. If you can't sell tens of thousands, it's a losing proposition. Needless to say, it wasn't destined to be a NYT best seller.

So..., I'm not sure how to get a copy of the book or get one printed.
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Oh I see. The big Ikegroup book, I have it.
It was great at the time, but is outdated now.
As you said a lot of guessing & maybes & maybe nots lol.
I believe I have all of the ike books up to date, each leaves me wanting more. Thanks
P.S. I heard a rumor that a new book is in the works 😊

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COLLECTIBLE IKE VARIETIES - FACTS, PHOTOS and THEORIES

On the Ike Group home page: https://www.ikegroup.info/?page_id=18
The hardcover is not available in those links, but the sprial bound and paperback are still active.

Note: always check the Ike Group homepage when searching for Ike Group stuff.

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Ikecrazy wrote: ↑
Wed Oct 06, 2021 9:45 am
It was great at the time, but is outdated now.
Regardless, it remains the single best resource to Ike collectors that is available.
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And, to answer the four year old OP:
In an April 72 edition of COINS, a Philadelphia Mint worker, when asked about the new Serif-R design, was quoted to have said, off the cuff, "Yeah, we revised a master die to create that (serif-R) design."
...from the Big Book, chapter 26, page 13.
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Yes sir Steve it is the best out there.
I bought the President of CONECA a copy and am sending it to them, maybe they can learn more 😁

I did miss the part about the mint worker. Wow
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