A Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars | A Guide Book of Peace Dollars | A Guide Book of Modern United States Dollar Coins | A Guide Book of Mercury Dimes, Standing Liberty Quarters, and Liberty Walking Half Dollars 1916-1947 | A Guide Book of Lincoln Cents | A Guide Book of United States Paper Money | A Guide Book of the United States Mints
In this handy volume 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 you 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.
New appendices share an interview with a commemorative-coin designer from the Artistic Infusion Program and a wealth of designs considered for recent commemoratives.
This book is a single-volume library for any interested in the people, places, and events that make America great, and how they are honored in our nation's coins.
"Q. David Bowers is the consummate numismatic storyteller. Each commemorative coin has a story and there is no on better to guide you through their ins and outs than Dave Bowers." -from the foreword by Beth Deisher
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