A Guide Book of United States Commemorative Coins 2nd Edition

Author: Q. David Bowers
Publisher: Whitman Publishing
ISBN: 9780794844196
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Modern Commemorative Coins

Author: Eric Jordan
Publisher: Krause Publications
ISBN: 9781440212895
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Modern commemoratives and American Eagles are the answer for today's collector who wants to make a secure investment without spending thousands of dollars. &break;&break;New issues from the U.S. Mint struck in silver, gold and platinum have great potential for investment growth, if you key in on low mintage strikes. &break;&break;Modern Commemorative Coins will show you how to: &break; Include modern coins in your self-directed IRA&break; Include numismatic investments as part of your estate plan&break; Select coins that have the best chance of increasing in value &break;&break;Take the next step beyond collecting State quarters and Presidential dollars to the exciting world of rare modern coins. &break;&break;Collect coins that combine beauty with tangible assets to create family heirlooms.

The Official Red Book A Guide Book of United States Tokens and Medals

Author: Katherine Jaeger
Publisher: Whitman Pub Llc
ISBN: 9780794820602
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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As long as Americans have collected our nation's coins, we have also collected its rich variety of tokens and medals. The Guide Book of United States Tokens and Medals is a fascinating study of these popular pieces of American history.

A Guide Book of the United States Mint

Author: Q. David Bowers
Publisher: Whitman Publishing
ISBN: 9780794843977
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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 Buyer s Guide to Silver Dollars and Trade Dollars of the United States

Author: Q. David Bowers
Publisher: Zyrus Press
ISBN: 9780974237176
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book offers an in-depth chronological survey of every silver dollar type, including pricing, mintages, and estimated populations, complimented by a thoughtful review of these authentic coins' histories. From the most commonly collected Morgan dollar to the silver dollar's counterpart, the trade dollar, and a new chapter on the golden Sacagawea, John Dannreuther's fully updated edition of Q. David Bowers' original work highlights the progress of this famous part of American coinage.

A Guide Book of Modern United States Dollar Coins

Author: Q. David Bowers
Publisher: Whitman Publishing
ISBN: 9780794843984
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

A Guide Book of Barber Silver Coins 1st Edition

Author: Q. David Bowers
Publisher: Whitman Publishing
ISBN: 9780794843151
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Volume #20 in Whitman's best-selling Bowers Series covers three classic U.S. coin denominations: the dimes, quarters, and half dollars designed by Charles E. Barber, chief engraver of the U.S. Mint. These classic silver coins were first made in 1892, and their production lasted to the eve of America's entry into World War I. In this colorfully illustrated book, the workhorses of late-19th and early-20th-century American commerce are given the famous Q. David Bowers treatment: insightful study, rich historical background, and detailed data analysis. Bowers lays out everything you need to know to be a smart collector. You'll learn the backstage goings-on that led to the coins' creation, why they barely made a splash when first issued, and why they weren't mourned when they passed into history. In recent years the scene has changedBarber's silver coinage is among the more popular of U.S. series, with many enthusiasts.

Numismatic Art in America

Author: Cornelius Vermeule
Publisher: Whitman Publishing
ISBN: 9780794822743
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.