2003 American Guide to U.S. Coins

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Simon and Schuster, 2002 - Coins, American - 240 pages
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THE ULTIMATE REFERENCE GUIDE FOR EVERY COIN COLLECTOR

With more than half a million copies sold since its first edition, the "American Guide to U.S. Coins" is the essential resource amateur collectors consult for reliable information and prices. Now fully revised and updated with the most accurate prices and brand-new photos, it is one of the most comprehensive coin guide series available today.

"The 2003 American Guide to U.S. Coins" covers the whole range of twentieth-century coinage, with details on early American coins, Civil War money, commemorative coins and mint errors, Hard Times tokens, proof sets, all kinds of gold coins, and more. It also offers tons of practical advice on:

EVALUATING A COIN'S WEAR, LUSTRE, AND STRIKE TO JUDGE BOTH ITS AUTHENTICITY AND VALUE

CLEANING AND STORING YOUR COLLECTION PROPERLY

DECIDING TO SELL A COLLECTION, EITHER OUTRIGHT OR AT AUCTION, AND HOW AUCTION HOUSES OPERATE

THE PROS AND CONS OF USING A COIN-GRADING SERVICE

PLUS A COMPLETE LIST OF ONLINE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC RESOURCES

And the "2003 American Guide to U.S. Coins" also brings you up-to-date on the 50 State Quarters(TM) Program -- the most ambitious and anticipated U.S. Mint initiative of the millennium.

 

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Contents

A Brief History of American Numismatics
7
The Evolution of United States Coinage
13
Early American Coins
15
Pirate and Revolutionary Money
18
History of the Dollar
19
Gold Coins
21
Gold Dollars and Golden Eagles
23
Christian Gobrechts Flying Eagle Dollar
25
18641873
104
1866 and Forward
105
18511873
113
17941873
114
1796 and Forward
117
18751878
129
17961998
130
Statehood Quarters
142

The Coins of the Mormons
26
Hard Times Tokens
29
Civil War Money
31
Teddy Roosevelts TwentyDollar Gold Piece
34
Commemorative Coins
36
Proof Coins
39
Practical Advice for Collectors
43
How Coins Are Made
45
Mint Errors
46
Counterfeits and Altered Coins
49
How Coin Values Are Determined
50
How to Determine If a Coin Is Uncirculated
52
How to Collect What to Collect
57
Cleaning Coins
59
Grading Service Pros and Cons
61
How to Sell a Coin Collection
63
The Coin Market in Review
68
The United States Mint 50 State Quarters Program
71
The Sacagawea Golden Dollar
72
Coin Values
73
16521776
75
State Coinage
79
Additional Colonial Coins and Tokens
82
First Mint Issues
87
17931857
88
1793 and Forward
91
HalfDollars
147
1794 and Forward
161
18731885
171
Silver Commemorative Coins
172
Gold Commemorative Coins
182
U S Silver Eagle Bullion Coins
184
U S Gold Eagle Bullion Coins
185
Proof Sets
188
18491889
191
17961929
193
18541889
199
18791880
201
17951929
202
17951933
211
18501932
218
Private and Territorial Gold Coins
224
Hard Times Tokens
229
Civil War Tokens
230
Coins of Hawaii
231
Resources and Further Reading
233
Numismatic Reference Books
235
Periodicals and Other Publications
237
Auction Houses
238
Online Resources
239
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About the author (2002)

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.

Mitchell is a professional numismatist with a background in all aspects of U.S. coins and currency.

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