A Guide Book of United States Commemorative Coins 2nd Edition

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

Encyclopedia of the Commemorative Coins of the United States

Author: Anthony Swiatek
Publisher: Kws Pub
ISBN: 9780981773674
Format: PDF, Mobi
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American collectors are undoubtedly familiar with the popular U.S. state quarters program and the new Presidential Dollar Coin. Such limited-edition coinage is part of a long tradition, dating back as far as the Columbian Exposition of 1892. Encyclopedia of the Commemorative Coins of the United States celebrates America’s rich numismatic history with the most thorough and wide-ranging volume ever compiled on U.S. commemorative coinage. Written by the country’s leading expert on numismatics, the Encyclopedia provides indispensible information for a broad spectrum of readers—from the reference librarian and the student to the serious collector. Anthony Swiatek not only provides a history for each coin, but also a detailed analysis of contemporary collecting facts, including quantity in existence and the coin’s current value. Swiatek further discusses counterfeit and doctored coins; mint errors; and even other related collectable materials such as cancelled coinage dies. With pages of full-color illustrations of coins as well as rare photographs of historical memorabilia, packaging, and other ephemera, the Encyclopedia is also a must-have for the discerning investor and the casual hobbyist.

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
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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.

2001 Handbook of United States Coins

Author: Richard S. Yeoman
ISBN: 9781582380681
Format: PDF, Docs
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First published in 1942, the Blue Book is the annual reference book that coin collectors across the country look to for the average prices that dealers will pay for their coins. The coin values listed within are compiled from data supplied from more than fifty contributors around the country, providing by far the most reliable information. Fully illustrated with detailed photographs of hundreds of actual-sized coins, this handbook contains mint records and prices paid by dealers for all U.S. coins from 1616 to the present time.

Complete National Parks of the United States

Author: Mel White
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426216920
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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From New England to Alaska, this 544 page resource is filled with helpful advice, historical background, and practical facts on how to reach scores of park system properties, when to go, and what to do there.