Handbook of United States Coins: The Official Blue Book
Containing mint records and wholesale prices for u.S. Coins from 1616 to the present time, including Colonials, Regular Issues, Commemoratives, Territorials, Gold, Proof Sets, and Mint Sets. Information on collecting coins - how coins are produced - mints and mint marks - grading of coins - location of mint marks - preserving coins - starting a collection - history of mints and interesting descriptions of all U.S. copper, nickel, silver and gold coins. Fully illustrated.
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