A Guide Book of United States Commemorative Coins 2nd Edition

Author: Q. David Bowers
Publisher: Whitman Publishing
ISBN: 9780794844196
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Collecting United States commemorative coins is like compiling a photo album of the nation's history. Because these coins represent so many aspects of America from dramatic battles to Olympic games, from presidents to national parks each collector can build a set that has its own unique and personal significance. In this handy second edition of A Guide Book of United States Commemorative Coins, Q. David Bowers chronicles the history of commemorative coins in the United States from 1892 to the present. He explores how a commemorative develops from initial concept to final coinage. On the technical and production side, you will learn about die preparation, the coining process, mintages, Proof and assay coins, and distribution. On the market side, Bowers tells you ways to build your collection, and gives advice on evaluating quality, being a smart buyer, realities of the marketplace, Full Details, certification, population reports, registry sets, establishing fair market prices, and more.

A Guide Book of United States Type Coins

Author: Q. David Bowers
Publisher: Whitman Pub Llc
ISBN: 9780794822835
Format: PDF
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One popular way to collect U.S. coins is to acquire one example of every type. Bowers explores distinct coin designs to help you form your own "type coin" set from the 1790s onward, or perhaps a specialty subset.

A Guide Book of the United States Mint

Author: Q. David Bowers
Publisher: Whitman Publishing
ISBN: 9780794843977
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Award-winning authors Q. David Bowers and Dennis Tucker have written an engaging and fact-filled history of early mints in America, from official colonial coin factories to illegal counterfeiting operations like the mysterious Machin's Mills of New York. Their journey continues into federal coinage with the birth and growth of the Philadelphia Mint, the bureau's impressive main production facility. The branch mints at New Orleans, Charlotte, Dahlonega, San Francisco, Carson City, Denver, and West Point are all studied in detail, with historical photos and scenes from today. Bowers and Tucker shine light on the private mints of 1800s Georgia and North Carolinascenes of the earliest U.S. gold rushesand the private and territorial mints of California, Oregon, Utah, and Coloradothe sources of fascinating gold coins and ingots that circulated in the Wild West. They also take their study overseas, to the Manila Mint in the Philippines, which struck millions of bronze, copper-nickel, and silver coins during U.S. sovereignty.

A Guide Book of Modern United States Dollar Coins

Author: Q. David Bowers
Publisher: Whitman Publishing
ISBN: 9780794843984
Format: PDF, ePub
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Eisenhower, Susan B. Anthony, Saeagawea, Native American, and Presidential dollar coins are the modern versions of America's classic silver dollar. The U.S. Mint produces them by the millions, in innovative formats and with fascinating new designs every year. Hobbyists research their history, build visually appealing sets, compete in registries, and study errors and interesting the varieties. Author Q. David Bowers, the "Dean of American Numismatics," has visited each of the U.S. Mint's currently operating facilities and has interviewed their experts. He has gathered market analysis from specialist in each series, and to this research he adds more than 60 years of in-depth study of all aspects of American coin design, production, and distribution. This definitive reference book includes a study of earlier silver dollars (1794-1935); an overview of the American scene from 1971 to date, setting the cons in their historical context; and full coin-by-coin studies of Eisenhower, Anthony, Sacagawea, Native American, and Presidential dollars. Bowers augments this study with a richly illustrated catalog of modern dollar errors and a gallery of "what might gave been"-proposed Native American dollar designs. The book's scholarly value is further strengthened by the author's notes, a selected bibliography, and a full index. Book jacket.

Numismatic Art in America

Author: Cornelius Vermeule
Publisher: Whitman Publishing
ISBN: 9780794822743
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Traces American coinage from its tentative beginnings in 1792 Philadelphia into the 21st century. Vermeule explores the artistic heritage and merits of each coin, and analyzes the influence of the popular arts upon coin design.

Carson City Morgan Dollars

Author: Adam Crum
Publisher: Whitman Publishing
ISBN: 9780794842277
Format: PDF, ePub
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In 1964, an official audit of the vaults of the Treasury Building in Washington, DC, uncovered an astounding three million U.S. silver dollars struck in the late 1800s at the historic Carson City Mint. The massive discovery sent shock waves throughout the numismatic community. This book chronicles their history, from the California gold rush to the present, with collector insights and valuations.