Nineteen Ninety-Four American Guide to U.S. Coins

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Simon & Schuster, Sep 1, 1993 - Antiques & Collectibles
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A former president of the Empire State Numismatic Association offers this authoritative price guide that is also an informative history of collecting. Presenting solid advice on starting and maintaining a collection, French also covers tips on selling and speculating in the market. 200 photos.

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Contents

A Brief History of American Numismatics
13
Early American Coins
18
Pirate and Revolutionary Money
21
Gold Dollars and Golden Eagles
22
Private Gold Coins
25
The Coins of the Mormons
28
Civil War Money
32
Hard Times Tokens
36
Bronze TwoCent Pieces
97
Nickel ThreeCent Pieces
98
Nickel FiveCent Pieces
99
Silver ThreeCent Pieces
105
Half Dimes
106
Dimes
109
TwentyCent Pieces
118
Half Dollars
127

Commemorative Coins
38
Teddy Roosevelts TwentyDollar Gold Piece
41
Americas First Colonial Coins
44
Christian Gobrechts Flying Eagle Dollar
45
History of the Dollar
46
Our First Gold Coins
48
How to Determine Whether a Coin Is Uncirculated
49
Proof Coins Must Be Perfect
55
Beware of Counterfeits
57
Mint Errors and the Rating Scale
61
Shall I Clean My Coins?
63
How to Sell a Coin Collection
66
Coin Values Are Determined by Demand and Condition
70
THE COINS LISTED
73
Abbreviations Used in the Coin Value Lists
74
Colonial Coins Before the Declaration of Indepen dence
75
State Coinage
78
First Mint Issues
83
HalfCent Pieces
84
OneCent Pieces
87
Silver Dollars
137
Trade Dollars
144
Silver Commemorative Coins
145
Gold Commemorative Coins
148
Proof Sets
149
Gold Gold That Magic Word
150
Gold Dollars
152
Quarter Eagles 2 50 Gold Pieces
155
ThreeDollar Gold Pieces
160
Stella or FourDollar Gold Pieces
162
Half Eagles 5 Gold Pieces
163
Eagles 10 Gold Pieces
170
Double Eagles 20 Gold Pieces
176
Private and Territorial Gold Coins
181
Hard Times Tokens
188
Civil War Tokens
189
Coins of Hawaii
190
Philippine Islands
191
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About the author (1993)

French was a professional numismatist who conducted numerous coin auction sales. Belonging to many regional numismatic associations, he was the President of the Empire State Numismatic Association.

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