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#7 - The Melted Coins
Text by Franklin W. Dixon

Sampson Low / Collins / Armada Books: A, B, C, D, E / 3 Omnibus Editions

Sampson Low Hardback Edition «

The Melted Coins (Sampson Low)

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The Melted Coins (Sampson Low)

Red boards and spine.

Publisher: Sampson Low

First Printed: 1967 (April)

Cover Artist: John Leone
Frontispiece Artist: Unknown
Internal Illustrations: Yes

SBN: 356-01431-2

Story version: Original text

First Printing Attributes:
-- Spine number: 43.
-- Gretta orange 'tree' endpapers.
-- Blue spine
-- Retail price: 7/6d (7 shillings & sixpence).

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Collins Hardback Edition « »

The Melted Coins (Collins)

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Publisher: Collins

First Printed: 1972

Cover Artist: Peter Archer
Frontispiece Artist: Roger Hall
Internal illustrator: Roger Hall

ISBN: 0-00-160512-7

Story version: Original text

First Printing Attributes:
-- Blue spine box with white text.
-- 12 titles listed on reverse cover.
-- Blue staining on page edges.
-- Gold price label: 45p.

Spine Art Description:
-- Boys chase man, who climbs over wall

Notes:
-- The internal illustrations and frontispiece for this title can be viewed at the Series Book Art website.

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Armada Paperback Edition « »

The Mystery of the Melted Coins (Format A)

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Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format A

First Printed: 1974 (August)

Cover Artist: Peter Archer

ISBN: 0-00-690910-8

Notes:
-- First printing back cover prices are as follows:
£0.25 (UK), $0.70 (NZ), $0.70 (AU), $0.95 (CAN).
-- Armada altered the title of this story slightly by adding: 'The Mystery of' as a prefix.
-- Rather amusingly, on page 86 of the paperback, the letter “i” in the word “ink” has faded!

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The Mystery of the Melted Coins (Format B)

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Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format B

First Printed: 1984

Cover Artist: Unknown

ISBN: 0-00-692351-8

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The Mystery of the Melted Coins (Format C)

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Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format C

First Printed: 1984

Cover Artist: Unknown

ISBN: 0-00-692351-8

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The Mystery of the Melted Coins (Format D)

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Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format D

First Printed: 1988

Cover Artist: Unknown

ISBN: 0-00-692351-8

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The Mystery of the Melted Coins (Format E)

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Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format E

First Printed: 1992

Cover Artist: David Browne

ISBN: 0-00-692351-8

Notes:
-- In this cover, Blackbeard is David Browne's step-father with a beard grafted on. (Source: the interview with British artist David Browne, conducted by Bob Finnan in 2003).

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Armada Paperback Omnibus Editions

Armada 3-in-1 Omnibus (Format A)

Publisher: Armada Books

Cover Layout: Format A

First Printed: 1982

Featured stories:
#7 - The Mystery of the Melted Coins
#22 - The Sinister Signpost
#23 - Footprints Under The Window

Cover Artist: Peter Archer

ISBN: 0-00-692076-4

Notes:
-- First printing back cover prices are as follows:
£1.95 (UK), $5.95 (NZ), $4.95 (AU).

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Armada 2-in-1 Omnibus (Format E)

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Publisher: Armada Books

Cover Layout: Format E

First Printed: 1994

Featured stories:
#7 - The Mystery of the Melted Coins
#8 - The Mystery of the Spiral Bridge

Cover Artist: Kenny McKendry

ISBN: 0-00-694507-4

Notes:
-- First printing back cover prices are as follows:
£3.50 (UK).
-- Copyright Page

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Diamond Books Paperback Omnibus Edition

Diamond Books 3-in-1 Omnibus

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Publisher: Diamond Books

First Printed: 1993

Featured stories:
#7 - The Mystery of the Melted Coins
#22 - The Sinister Signpost
#23 - Footprints Under The Window

Cover Artist: David Browne

ISBN: None

Notes:
-- This particular selection of titles was first issued in an omnibus edition by Armada in 1982.

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Harold Hill only titles:

HH 2. House On The Cliff
HH 14. Hidden Harbour Mystery

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