When we published Monograph 3 in July 2006, our original concept was to issue four monographs on Jack’s findings covering the date span of British North America and Canada large cent varieties from 1858 to 1936. The second work published was Monograph 4, in October 2006.
The past four years have witnessed many changes in the variety world:
• Jack Griffin passed away in July of 2008.
• The Charlton Press became involved with extensive Variety Sections which were included in each edition of Canadian Coins.
• The number of collectors working on Victoria large cent varieties
grew by leaps and bounds.
• Three new books on Victoria Large Cent Varieties have been published
by Rob Turner.
All this resulted in a rethinking of the original concept of four monographs on the work of Jack Griffin, so much so that the original title of Monograph One, which was conceived as a book on Province of Canada, 1858-1859 Large Cents has been dropped. We feel that research has passed beyond Jack’s work. However, what did make sense was a second edition of Some Die Varieties of the Large Cents of British North American and Canada, which was first published in 1992. Jack did leave behind a written update to the first edition, and a series of images that were intended to be inserted into the new manuscript. This update has been done, the 2nd edition, Monograph 1 has 98 pages of listings and illustrations. Forty-seven pages more than the first edition and over 250 images to assist the collector in variety identification.
Monograph 1 has now been completed and will be released February 5th, 2010.
The second edition, Monograph 1, is available from dealers, collector bookstores, or from The Charlton Press on eBay at user id charltonstandards.