By Kenneth Bressett (Editor) R. S. Yeoman
In 1946, a narrow yet fact-filled e-book hit the pastime scene: R.S. Yeoman’s advisor publication of usa cash. This April, Whitman Publishing will unencumber the sixtieth Anniversary variation of this liked, best-selling pastime advisor, recognized all over the place because the “Red Book.” The crimson e-book costs greater than 6,000 cash, with approximately 30,000 person values. after all this entire pricing isn’t the one cause creditors have made the pink e-book one of many top-selling nonfiction titles in publishing historical past. an exceptional beginning and 60 years of numismatic scholarship have equipped what many creditors name “the Bible of the pastime” –a unmarried source that teaches a bit of every little thing approximately American cash; a reference full of evidence and figures that researchers return to time and time back. greater than seven hundred new full-color images, up to date mintages and coin values, new public sale documents, extra trend items, improved assurance of Civil warfare tokens, and the most recent commemoratives, units, and different cash. complete colour all through; illustrated; 417 pages, edited through Kenneth Bressett.
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Because the chromium atoms are bigger than the spaces in the atomic structure of beryl, it puts stress on the crystal structure, forming the characteristic “faults” in an emerald. Ordinary beryl doesn’t have this problem. 36 r From Satan’s Crown to the Holy Grail An emerald might also get some green from iron. But since the shade of green that iron imparts is not considered desirable in emeralds (too bluish), iron is regarded an impurity. There’s even a name for this color, the aquamarine component, since iron is the primary coloring agent of aquamarine, another beryl.
Red beryl, discovered in 1904 by Maynard Bixby, is a beautiful and exceedingly rare variety of beryl. Its color is a strong red or raspberry. Most red beryls come from rhyolite and are therefore a product of volcanic activity. Red beryl has the same sort of inclusions, a result of internal stress, as does its green sister. It used to be called bixbite after Maynard, but that name was too easy to confuse with bixbyite, a manganese iron oxide with no gem value. Most red beryl crystals are subcarat in size and are not even facet-able.
Still another odd blue stone was found in the Canadian Yukon near Whitehorse in 1976 and again in 2004, by a team searching for emeralds. This stone did not lose its color to heat or light. Everybody got excited by the find, and wild guesses were made about its putative value. Unfortunately, the samples contained many inclusions, which adversely affect their value.