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The 100 Greatest American Currency Notes

The 100 Greatest American Currency Notes

By Q.David Bowers and David M. Sundman. Forward by Chester Krause and Clifford Mishler In this beautifully illustrated book, two of America’s best-known numismatists take the reader on a personal guided tour of our nation’s greatest currency notes. They’re all inside: the Lazy Deuce, the Tombstone Note, the Buffalo Bill, and more. You’ll see some […]

By November 6, 2007 0 Comments Read More →
Teutenberg: A master engraver and his work in medals and tokens

Teutenberg: A master engraver and his work in medals and tokens

By John C.M Cresswell and James B Duncan Published by the Numismatic Society of Auckland Inc. 2007 Over 178 pages Limited edition of 200 numbered copies. Anton Teutenberg was one of New Zealand’s earliest engravers and makers of medals, tokens and seals in New Zealand. Most of his medals and seals are rare and becoming […]

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Watercraft on World Coins by Yossi Dotan

Watercraft on World Coins by Yossi Dotan

“In the realm of coins there are two major hobbyists, the collector and the numismatist. The former merely amasses coins for the pleasure of having them while the latter goes much further. The numismatist strives to uncover the history including every fascinating detail associated with each coin. Mr. Yossi Dotan is definitely a numismatist and […]

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Money of the World: Coins That Made History

Money of the World: Coins That Made History

By Ira Goldberg and Larry Goldberg Money of the World: Coins That Made History illustrates how many coins were shaped by the development of Western Civilization-and how they sometimes helped shape it in turn. The Millennia Collection, illustrated throughout the book, tells the history of Western Civilization through significant coins of the realm. Each coin […]

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Striking Change – The Great Artistic Collaboration of Theodore Roosevelt and Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Striking Change – The Great Artistic Collaboration of Theodore Roosevelt and Augustus Saint-Gaudens

By Michael Moran from WHITMAN BOOKS President Theodore Roosevelt called the project his “pet crime.” In truth it was one of his greatest gifts to America. In 1905 Roosevelt challenged the brilliant and famous sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens: The United States is the best nation on Earth, but its coins are atrociously hideous. Why can we […]

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Numismatic Art in America

Numismatic Art in America

Numismatic Art in America – Aesthetics of the United States Coinage, by Cornelius Vermeule. The coinage of the United States has no modern rival in aesthetic richness. Our numismatic heritage includes such masterpieces as the primitively beautiful coins of the struggling young republic, the dignified Neoclassic designs that dominated the 19th century, magnificent medals by […]

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100 Greatest American Medals and Tokens

100 Greatest American Medals and Tokens

Katherine Jaeger and Q. David Bowers tell the fascinating stories of 100 of the greatest medals and tokens of colonial America, the early states, the Confereracy, the U.S. Mint, and dozens of private issuers. It’s all here: the history of medals and tokens in America and how they evolved; how to collect them; grading; conservation; […]

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James Crawford: Master of the Mint at Carson City

James Crawford: Master of the Mint at Carson City

A new biography on the life of James Crawford, fourth superintendent of the Carson City Mint from 1874 to 1885, is now available in hardcover, from the award-winning author of The Mint on Carson Street, Rusty Goe. Packed with more information about an officer in the Bureau of the Mint system than any other reference, […]

By October 1, 2007 0 Comments Read More →
Treasure Ship: The Legend and Legacy of the S.S. Brother Jonathan

Treasure Ship: The Legend and Legacy of the S.S. Brother Jonathan

Dennis M. Powers Citadel Press Books (2006) ISBN 0806527471 Reviewed by Richard R. Blake for Reader Views (3/07) “Treasure Ship” is the story behind the story of the legend of the S.S. Brother Jonathan. The story is written in three parts. Part one establishes the background and history of this fabled ship from the date […]

By September 27, 2007 0 Comments Read More →
Renaissance of American Coinage (1916-1921)

Renaissance of American Coinage (1916-1921)

by Roger W. Burdette – Seneca Mill Press By 1905 dissatisfaction with bland, lifeless coinage designs prepared exclusively by engravers at the U. S. Mint in Philadelphia, prompted President Theodore Roosevelt to commission new coin designs from some of America’s best artists and medalists. Beginning with sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ work in 1907, the redesign project […]

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United States Gold Counterfeit Detection Guide

United States Gold Counterfeit Detection Guide

Whitman’s United States Gold Counterfeit Detection Guide is a full-color, 224-page reference for identifying fake gold coins, from dollars to double eagles. Detailed text and high-resolution close-up photographs show specific diagnostics for nearly 200 frequently encountered counterfeits. California fractional gold and commemoratives are also studied.The text includes expert advice from professional graders, authenticators, and dealers; […]

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Gold Coins of the New Orleans Mint – By Douglas Winter

Gold Coins of the New Orleans Mint – By Douglas Winter

In 1992, the first edition of Doug Winter’s book Gold Coins of the New Orleans Mint: 1839-1909 was published. It popularized these under-appreciated coins and introduced many new collectors to the field. In almost two decades, much has changed in the New Orleans gold market. Newly discovered hoards have changed the rarity levels of certain […]

By September 26, 2007 0 Comments Read More →
Coins Questions & Answers

Coins Questions & Answers

This book provides detailed answers to hundreds of the most commonly asked questions about the world of numismatics, giving coin collectors a feel for the historical significance of coins. It is filled with hundreds of photos and interesting subjects that have puzzled collectors for decades. Author Clifford Mishler Order This Book

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Whitman Guide To Coin Collecting

Whitman Guide To Coin Collecting

This is an up-to-date, comprehensive guide that explains everything a new collector needs to know. You will learn about getting started in the hobby, mint marks, varieties, and what makes a coin valuable. It also contains information on how to care for your collection, grading, where to find valuable coins and how to identify counterfeit […]

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History of the United States Mint and Its Coinage

History of the United States Mint and Its Coinage

In conjunction with the American Numismatic Association, author David W. Lange and researcher Mary Jo Meade present a fascinating look into the history of the United States Mint. From its roots in the pre-colonial eras, through independence and confederation, the intriques, tribulations, and triumphs of the 1800’s, and into the modern day-through war, peace, famine, […]

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Official Redbook Price Guide of Modern U.S. Proof Coin Sets

Official Redbook Price Guide of Modern U.S. Proof Coin Sets

NOW AVAILABLE Proof sets offer the collector a chance to enjoy United States coins at their finest. It’s no wonder they have reached new heights of popularity in recent years. In this detailed book, numismatic writer David W. Lange offers a definitive history of the United States Mint’s Proof sets. They are all here, from […]

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Illegal Tender: Gold, Greed, and the Mystery of the Lost 1933 Double Eagle

Illegal Tender: Gold, Greed, and the Mystery of the Lost 1933 Double Eagle

A 1933 $20 double-eagle gold coin was auctioned in 2002 for $7.5 million, the largest sum ever for a U.S. coin. Like all other 1933 double eagles, it was produced by the U.S. Mint as President Franklin Roosevelt responded to a national banking crisis by declaring that private ownership of gold was illegal. Order This […]

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The United States $3 Gold Pieces

The United States $3 Gold Pieces

By Q. David Bowers and Douglas Winter – The first volume in the American Numismatic Rarities Pedigree Book Series, will be a comprehensive encyclopedia of Three Dollar Gold Pieces. This definitive study will be the most important and comprehensive reference work ever written on the series. Order This Book

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Type III Double Eagles: 1877-1907

Type III Double Eagles: 1877-1907

Mike Fuljenz’s book Type Three Double Eagles: 1877-1907 received the Numismatic Literary Guild Investment Book of the Year Award. This 190-page large format, soft cover book was the first numismatic analysis specifically dedicated to an exclusive analysis of Type III $20 Liberty Double Eagles. Order This Book

By September 26, 2007 0 Comments Read More →
Authoritative Reference on Buffalo Nickels 2nd Edition

Authoritative Reference on Buffalo Nickels 2nd Edition

by: John Wexler, Ron Pope and Kevin Flynn…Buffalo nickels were struck from 1913 to 1938. This nickel series is considered to be one of the most collectible issues struck by the US Mint. Its unique design lends to its charm and popularity: the portrait of a Native American chief on the obverse and an American […]

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A Collector’s Guide To Indian Head Quarter Eagles.

A Collector’s Guide To Indian Head Quarter Eagles.

With this guide, the new or advanced collector will be better able to make sound buying decisions. Each of the fifteen issues is discussed in regard to its strike, luster, color, surfaces and eye appeal. In addition, the authors present rarity estimates. Order This Book

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United States Coinage: A Study by Type

United States Coinage: A Study by Type

Noted numismatists Ron Guth and Jeff Garrett have created a definitive work of American history. United States Coinage: A Study by Type invites the reader to peer into the heart and soul of America-to view snapshots of the life and ideals of its people-by examining the coins the nation has produced since 1792. Inside this […]

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Standing Liberty Quarters by: J.H. Cline – 4th Edition

Standing Liberty Quarters by: J.H. Cline – 4th Edition

Mr. Cline’s Standing Liberty Quarters is now available in a completely updated fourth edition. This revised copy is jam-packed with all you need to know about the Standing Liberty quarter series, including the history, design, mintages, rarity and relative values of these quarter dollars. As America’s top expert on Standing Liberty quarters, Mr. Cline’s perspective […]

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Travers’ ‘One-Minute’ expertise – fifth edition

Travers’ ‘One-Minute’ expertise – fifth edition

The fifth edition of Scott A. Travers One-Minute Coin Expert has recently been published.This coin-collecting sourcebook provides all of the tools necessary to buy Order This Book

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A Guide Book of Shield & Liberty Head Nickels

A Guide Book of Shield & Liberty Head Nickels

Lavishly illustrated in full color, A Guide Book of Shield and Liberty Head Nickels features enlargements for important overdates and other varieties, plus actual-size photographs of every coin in the Shield and Liberty Head series. These popular coins are given the famous Bowers treatment: insightful study, lots of fascinating historical background, and good storytelling. Certified […]

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Book Review: Lost Gold of the Republic

Book Review: Lost Gold of the Republic

Tales of treasure-laden ships that sink and lie on ocean floors for centuries are nothing new. Nor are the stories about the efforts made to find those ships and their valuable cargoes. Even readers not familiar with sea lore often find such tales appealing. Lost Gold of the Republic is such a story. Author Priit […]

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The Complete Guide to Mercury Dimes, 2nd Edition

The Complete Guide to Mercury Dimes, 2nd Edition

Noted numismatic author, David W. Lange, has completely rewritten his classic reference book on Mercury Dimes. This all-new edition contains over 250 fully-illustrated pages, loaded with information on this popular series. The book contains a rich history of the series, along with its designer. The meat of the book, however, is a date by date […]

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Early U.S. Gold Coin Varieties

Early U.S. Gold Coin Varieties

Numismatic scholar John W. Dannreuther has written a monumental study of the gold coinage of the early United States. This book is built on the original notes made by researcher Harry W. Bass Jr. as he studied his extensive collection of early U.S. gold. Expanding on Bass’s ground breaking work, Dannreuther has crafted a systematic […]

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Auction Record Small Cents through Large Dollar 1995-2004

Auction Record Small Cents through Large Dollar 1995-2004

Auction Records Small Cents through Large Dollar 1995-2004. 784 pages. (Spiral Bound) Complied Jeff Garrett & John Dannreuther. Here is a complete record of the actual auction prices paid between 1995 and 2004 for US coins. An indispensible resource for tracking price history of most US coins. Published by Whitman Order This Book

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Guide Book of Buffalo and Jefferson Nickels

Guide Book of Buffalo and Jefferson Nickels

This is the eighth entry in Whitman’s Bower Series of numismatic titles. Lavishly illustrated in full color, the Guide Book of Buffalo and Jefferson Nickels features high-resolution enlargements for important overdates and other varieties. These popular coins are given the famous Bowers treatment: insightful study, plenty of fascinating historical background, and good storytelling. Certified and […]

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