2003 American Guide to U.S. Coins

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Simon & Schuster, 2002 - Coins, American - 240 pages
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

Contents
7
The Evolution of United States Coinage
13
Practical Advice for Collectors
43
Coin Values
73
17931857
88
1793 and Forward
91
18641873
104
1866 and Forward
105
71
178
Gold Commemorative Coins
182
72
184
US Gold Eagle Bullion Coins
185
Proof Sets
188
18491889
191
17961929
193
18541889
199

50
113
17941873
114
1796 and Forward
117
52
123
18751878
129
17961998
130
57
139
Statehood Quarters
142
Half Dollars
147
59
153
1794 and Forward
161
61
164
18731885
171
Silver Commemorative Coins
172
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
Copyright

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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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