Bill Bugertís Registers Now Online for Gratis Use

From Bill Bugert:

It is with great pleasure that I render the first four 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. 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.

Links to the books can be found below.

For many years, I found that carting my notes, diagrams, and/or these heavy books (Volumes III and IV each weigh over 5 pounds) around shows was impossibly cumbersome. If I ever wanted to increase interest in the Liberty seated half dollar series, this situation would have to be simplified for others. Loading these Registers onto a lightweight computer tablet facilitates easy use and quick research of die marriages at locations away from my home library such as coin shows. I have tested this technique; it works very well and saves frustration and neck and shoulder pain.

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.

Subsequent supplements with additional die marriages (one is in the works now) will be made available for your use.

Volume V (Philadelphia Mint, 1839-1852) is not included in this listing as it is currently for sale. It can be purchased directly from the author. Inquire to Bill at wb8cpy@earthlink.net.


Volume I
San Francisco Branch Mint

(PDF, 57 mb)
Count: 629

Volume II
Carson City Branch Mint

(PDF, 52 mb)
Count: 580

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

(PDF, 88 mb)
Count: 543

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

(PDF, 94 mb)
Count: 677