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Dick and I are THRILLED to announce that our book is now available for sale!!!

"Liberty Seated Dollars: A Register of Die Varieties"

by Dick Osburn and Brian Cushing


Spiral bound: $95.00

Hard-bound (limited edition): SOLD OUT

Send check or money order to:

Brian P Cushing

PO Box 1566

Severna Park, MD 21146


Please add $5 for shipping.

Our book is also available for sale on our website. See the "Books for Sale" section for more information.

Also, see the web-book at www.seateddollarvarieties.com

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Please check this section of our website for book related updates and other information pertaining to our research project. If you find new die marriages please email them to us at osburncushing@gmail.com

Best Regards!

Brian P Cushing

Dick Osburn


updates: 8/1/2018 We are now sold out of the hard bound copies. We have plenty of spiral bound copies remaining. If you're interested in purchasing a spiral bound book, please see the above information or visit "Book For Sale" on the front page of our website. Thank you! Brian Cushing.

1/16/2018: This will be the final update on our book (until the second edition starts to develop that is!) Dick and I recently wrapped up a very exciting FUN convention in Tampa Florida. We were quite proud to offer, for the first time,our book for sale! It's been a fun and challenging seven years of research and discovery. At the show, we found the hard-bound copies were more popular to collectors than the spiral bound, which was a bit of a surprise. The spiral bounds are a lot easier to use as a work book and the hard bound copies we figure people will put in their numismatic libraries. The show was busy with book sales and signings. Dick and I were extremely pleased with the reception! Ruth was amazing (when isn't she!) as she walked the bourse pitching the book to many of the dealers she felt could use it based on their inventory. After FUN, Dick and Ruth will return to Kemah and start shipping the pre-ordered books from down in Texas. Those books should be delivered during the week of January 15th. I also will bring back home a few cases of books. I'll have books for sale at the Whitman Expo in Baltimore in March and by mail order through the business' "books for sale" section on the website. Thank you to all for your support of our project. We are thrilled to offer this reference guide to you all, our friends in numismatics.

10/17/2017: Dick and I recently wrapped up a work trip in Kemah to go over final edits and formatting for our upcoming book. We received feedback after sending out our first transcript to three friends of ours in the numismatic community, as well as Dick and I. After working through the notes and making additional fixes and tweaks, we sent our most recent update to the printer for two final review copies to be edited by myself and Dick. We plan to have these edits complete when we get together the week of Thanksgiving. We appear to be ready to go to the official first printing of our book in mid-December, with pre-orders of the book to be delivered in Tampa at the Winter FUN or through mail order after the show. If you're interested in pre-ordering our book "A Register of Liberty Seated Dollar Varieties" please email dickosburn@comcast.net or osburncushing@gmail. Pre-order will soon be available on our website in the books for sale area here... BooksForSale

6/1/2017: It's been a little while since an update. Dick and I have finished initial rarity ratings and the first printing of the book was completed last month. The initial printing is more to allow us final edits not only in context but imaging. It helps a lot to see the book in hand, darkness of images and all of that will help us to make the edits to the book which we hope to produce a final edit and a first printing run to be available late this year ahead of the Winter FUN show in January. It's very exciting to see you book in true form but we know there is more work to be done. Please keep sending in comments and questions about new dies. Any of that information will be verified and entered into the book ahead of the initial printing. A big thank you to the select few who we've requested help us in initial edits. A small batch of six books was produced for this first major edit and Dick and I will be meeting after his summer vacation in Kemah to go through edits and to work on imaging issues and the other problems you don't know you have until you go from web format to book format. Lots of work ahead, but the end is nearing. Thanks for all of your questions and encouragement throughout this intensive project!-Brian

1/2/2017: Happy New Year! Unfortunately, Dick and I were unable to get together at the Houston Money Show. I had a very sick two year old at home and made the executive decision to skip the show and my trip to Kemah. I look forward to this trip very much as I spend a week with Dick and Ruth early each December. Dick and I did talk by phone and continue to work on rarity estimations. As we work through rarity estimation we are also discovering new dies. As we've both stated in the past, it is more important to have a book as complete as possible at time of print than to have a book as quickly as possible. That being said, we fully expect to make additional discoveries after the book does go to print. We continue to update the website with new information and rarity information as the work is completed. Please continue to visit the website and send us your feedback. It's been most helpful during the process. SeatedDollarVarieties.com

8/12/2016: Dick and I are wrapping up the ANA in Anaheim and have started to plan our next Seated Dollar Summit in Kemah, tentatively planned for October. We are at the stage now we are researching rarity information for each die marriage we've discovered to date. This work is tedious and time consuming, but a necessary task as we approach the final stretch prior to sending our research project off to the printer. This work involves searching auction archives and data collected in our research and through the DORC business. We still hope to have the book ready for early 2017, but with the Whitman Expo in Baltimore a more realistic target now. As always, please visit the website and send us your feedback. It's been most helpful during the process. SeatedDollarVarieties.com

4/11/2016: The website is now fully complete and ready to utilize. We have populated the date by date analysis to include all currently known die marriages to the authors. We continue to work on the glossary of terms and the Rarity numbers. Our goal at this point is to complete the Rarity research and begin the process of preparing the book to o to the printer with the hopes of having the book available for sale at the FUN show in Fort Lauderdale Florida for the Winter convention of 2017. As for now, enjoy the website and attribute those Seated Dollars!! SeatedDollarVarieties.com

3/14/2016: The website is nearly complete. Dick and I are currently working on editing the content to fix spelling and other minor errors. Please continue to check the site and send feedback. We are especially hoping to receive feedback regarding potential new die discoveries, etc. rarecoins@dickosburn.com, bpcushing@gmail.com, dickosburn@comcast.net.

12/6/2015: We can't believe it's been a year since the last Houston Money Show. Dick and I are in Kemah working on the Dollar research with our pal John Frost. John and I are both staying a few days after the coin show to work on the website. We have completed much of the research and are now formatting that research for the website. We will be adding many, many dates to the website this week. I'll have a full update later in the week when I return home from Houston.

3/26/15: Brian made the announcement at this morning's Liberty Seated Coin Club meeting that our website, www.seateddollarvarieties.com is now up and running. Although not complete, we will populate the site over the next few months and hope to collect additional information from the collecting public before we go to the print with our reference guide sometime in the near future. Enjoy!

3/21/15: Well, we wrapped up our Winter Seated Dollar Summit in Kemah Texas today. Dick and I were joined by good friend John Frost, co-author of the Double Dimes book among other things. John was the driving force behind the website and the format Dick and I ultimately chose for our web-book. None of this would have been possible without John. We enjoyed numismatic camaraderie, beer (Dr. Pepper for John), steaks and ice cream... oh, and we worked on the website, developed content for the site and started to build the year to year die marriage analysis pages. There is much more work to come, but the site is ready to be unveiled next week. Stay tuned.

1/9/15: After a meeting of the minds at FUN in Orlando John, Dick and I are planning a web summit in Kemah in March of this year. I'll update you all as plans progress. We are very excited to present many of our findings to the numismatic community.

12/7/14: Dick and I have enlisted the help of good buddy John Frost as we begin to build web pages for our website. John has a lot of experience thanks to his work on his own website www.doubledimes.com. We got a crach course in HTML. We also watched some good college football during his visit.