Bill Bugertís Books Now Online for Gratis Use

From Bill Bugert:

It is with great pleasure that I render the first five volumes of my Register series available for gratis use. Volumes I thru IV include details of the mintmarked die marriages of the Liberty Seated half dollar series. Volume V is the first of the books on Philadephia die marriages. They are as follows:

  • Bugert, Bill, A Register of Liberty Seated Half Dollar Varieties, Volume I, San Francisco Branch Mint. Gettysburg, PA: Self-published, 2009.
  • Bugert, Bill, A Register of Liberty Seated Half Dollar Varieties, Volume II, Carson City Branch Mint. Gettysburg, PA: Self-published, 2010.
  • Bugert, Bill, A Register of Liberty Seated Half Dollar Varieties, Volume III, New Orleans Branch Mint 1840-O to 1853-O NA. Gettysburg, PA: Self-published, 2011.
  • Bugert, Bill, A Register of Liberty Seated Half Dollar Varieties, Volume IV, New Orleans Branch Mint 1853-O WA to 1861-O. Gettysburg, PA: Self-published, 2013.
  • Bugert, Bill, A Register of Liberty Seated Half Dollar Varieties, Volume V, Philadelphia Mint 1839 to 1852. Gettysburg, PA: Self-published, 2016.

In addition, I have made available new Addenda Data Sheets that detail new confirmed die marriages that have been discovered since original publication of the above reference books.

I am also pleased to announce two new publications being made available to anyone who is interested or could benefit from them:

  • Bugert, Bill, A Register of 1878-S Liberty Seated Half Dollars, Gettysburg, PA: Self-published, June 2020. This is a new previously unpublished reference which details all examples of the 1878-S half dollar known to me. This reference features an image of each coin, key identification characteristics, grade, and third-party identification (if any), known pedigree information, and any miscellaneous notes pertaining to each coin.
  • Bugert, Bill, Liberty Seated Half Dollar Die Marriage Diagrams Volume I: The Branch Mints. Gettysburg, PA: Self-published, 2014. This booklet is a compilation of the hand drawn die diagrams for the Liberty Seated half dollar Branch Mint die marriages. These diagrams match the characteristics, descriptions, and photographs of the die marriages as listed in the first four volumes of the Liberty Seated Half Dollar Register books by Bill Bugert.

Links to the books can be found below.

The mechanics of using these are simple. Download and save the pdf file onto your desktop, laptop, and/or tablet. Be patient during the download; the files are very large but worth the wait. Open the file with your pdf viewer and use its functions (i.e., search, go-to, zoom-in, etc.) to navigate thru the document.




Volume I
San Francisco Branch Mint

(PDF, 57 mb)
Count: 2623

Volume II
Carson City Branch Mint

(PDF, 52 mb)
Count: 2229

Volume III
New Orleans Branch Mint
1840-O to 1853-O NA

(PDF, 88 mb)
Count: 2486

Volume IV
New Orleans Branch Mint
1853 A&R to 1861-O

(PDF, 94 mb)
Count: 2778

Volume V
Philadelpia Mint
1839 to 1852

(PDF, 122 mb)
Count: 146

Addenda Data Sheets for Volumes I to V

(4 files)

1878-S Half Dollar Register

(PDF, 9.8 mb)
Count: 128

Die Marriage Diagrams Volume I: Branch Mints

(PDF, 267 mb)
Count: 120