My next book covers Lincoln Fitzgerald and the Fitzgerald Collection of silver dollars. It is titled: “Fitzgerald Silver Dollar Collection – The Purple Gang Set”. The book briefly traces the early days of Lincoln’s life as a “bookkeeper” for the Purple Gang’s illegal casino operations to his crowning achievement of building Fitzgerald’s Casino & Hotel in Reno, NV. The majority of the book covers one of the most extensive collections of Fitzgerald silver dollars known to exist.
A note about inflation – it also happens in titles. Lincoln’s title of “bookkeeper” in the 1920’s would now be called Senior Executive Vice President of Casino Operations.
The final manuscript is being prepared and I am waiting for some last minute additions before turning it over to the publisher. It does contain many rare and one-of-a-kind Fitzgerald Collection silver dollar varieties. It also contains a current population report for the hoard.
Distributors for my first book, “Rick’s Legacy – Pedigree & Hoard / Coins & Currency”, will also be handling distribution of my second book. It will be available on Amazon, Ebay, The Book Nook in Jacksonville FL, and at Great Collections auction house.
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