Few Books have taken the coin-collecting community by storm like the Cherrypicker's Guide to Rare Die Varieties. This handy book tells you how to cherrypick rare coins - how to examine a collection of otherwise normal coins, looking for unusual characteristics: doubled and tripled dies, overdates, repunched mintmarks, and other factors that can reveal a common coins to be a rare and valuable variety
That odd-looking coin could be worth a fortune! Mistakes happen. Now you can cash in on them. The U.S. Mint produces error coins every year on every denomination. From doubled die cents to rotated reverse quarters to missing letters on dollars, these coins can be worth far more than face value. Featuring expert insight, hundreds of close-up images, concise details on what to look for and where, and up-to-date market values, you will learn how to spot and profit from even the most well disguised treasures in the new edition of Strike It Rick with Pocket Change.
A guide to coin collecting for beginners. Everything from buying tips to coin storage. This title will cover all the basics that beginning collectors need to know. Publisher Marketing: A guide to coin collecting for beginners. Everything from buying tips to coin storage. This title will cover all the basics that beginning collectors need to know.
THE NUMISMATIC GUARANTY CORPORATION GRADING GUIDE FOR MODERN COINS TEACHES COIN COLLECTORS TO IDENTITY AND GRADE COINS. AS THE OFFICIAL GRADING SERVICE OF THE AMERICAN NUMISMATIC ASSOCIATION AND THE PROFESSIONAL NUMISMATISTS GUILD, THE NGC HAS EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE TO SHARE WITH NOVICE AND SEASONED COLLECTORS. IN THIS COMPACT, YET COMPREHENSIVE BOOK, LEARN COIN HISTORY AND GRADING SKILLS FOR AUTHORS WHO WORK WITH COINS EVERY DAY BUT WHO KNOW HOW TO COMMUNICATE THEIR EXPERTISE IN AN EASY-TO-READ FORMAT. THIS BOOK IS A WORTHWHILE INVESTMENT OF TIME AND MONEY.
A guide designed for the most accurate coin prices from multitudes of comparative sources. Most coin guides over or under price coin values and are designed for dealer buying and selling. The advent of the internet sales of coins has prompted the writing of this book. This guide contains photographic grading for all modern day coins.
Generations of coin collectors have grown up with the Lincoln cent. In the second edition of A Guide Book of Lincoln Cents, Q. David Bowers provides a detailed study of this great American classic. "Lincoln cents are among the most fascinating coins in the entire American series," writes Bowers. "Believe it or not, they also offer some of the greatest challenges." In this single volume you'll absorb the history of the coin's two classic reverse designs, take an inside look at the minting process, and learn how to grade your collection, including Proofs. Bowers shares tips on becoming a smarter buyer. The U.S. Mint's 2009 redesign is also covered. The book includes a thorough market analysis for each date and mintmark, and a special appendix on error coins. Read and enjoy, as you gain a better appreciation of America's most popular cent.
This guide is comprehensive and unsurpassed in presenting the most error coins containing doubled die errors, planchet errors, mint striking errors, off center errors, and variations. All coin errors listed have been certified by the most well known encapsulation services and sold by major auction houses. Included are modern day coin error listings with photographs and values at auction. Do you have one of the modern day valuable coin errors that may still be located in circulation worth thousands of dollars?
Volume #19 in Whitman's best-selling Bowers Series covers two of the earliest U.S. coin denominations: half cents and large cents. These classic copper coins were made from 1793 into the late 1850s. In this colorfully illustrated book, America's popular early coppers are given the famous Q. David Bowers treatment: insightful study, rich historical background, and detailed data analysis. Bowersthe "Dean of American Numismatics" and the most prolific numismatic author of all timetells you everything you need to know to be a smart collector: how to evaluate quality, determine value, understand the market, and make good buys. Along the way, he explains why, in all of American coinage, half cents and large cents possess a special charm. You'll learn how the history of the developing nation shaped the coins' designs and production, and the effects the War of 1812 and other national events on their coinage. Bowers provides a wealth of information on each issue: mintages, existing populations, grading standards, values, auction records, keys to collecting and more. Historical background sets the coins in the broader context of American life from the 1790s through the 1850s. Hundreds of full-color images, careful analysis, and Bowers' engaging style make this book a treat for anyone interested in our nation's early history.
Franklin & Kennedy half dollars are two of the most popular coins in American numismatics. Now Rick Tomaska - the man who first defined Cameo and Deep Cameo coins has written a definitive guide to two oa America's most treasured series.
In 1964, an official audit of the vaults of the Treasury Building in Washington, DC, uncovered an astounding three million U.S. silver dollars struck in the late 1800s at the historic Carson City Mint. The massive discovery sent shock waves throughout the numismatic community. This book chronicles their history, from the California gold rush to the present, with collector insights and valuations.