2001 American Guide to U.S. Coins

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Simon & Schuster, 2000 - Antiques & Collectibles - 191 pages
With more than half a million copies sold, Charles French's classic coin guide continues to be the ultimate resource for amateur and serious collectors alike.

Comprehensive and easy to use, the 2001 American Guide to U.S. Coins contains details on early American coins, Civil War money, commemorative coins, mint errors, cold dollars, golden eagles, Hard Times Tokens, and proof sets, along with other valuable information. It also includes tips on determining whether a coin is counterfeit, on coin speculation, on cleaning and caring for coins, and on selling coins, as well as a brief history of American numismatics.

Updated each year to provide the latest information available, this all-encompassing book is one of the most popular guides on the market.

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A Brief History of American Numismatics
Early American Coins
Pirate and Revolutionary Money

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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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