Nearly 150 years after his death, Abraham Lincoln consistently ranks at or near the top of every poll of America’s best, most admired, or most popular president ever. In 2009, for Lincoln’s 200th birthday, Whitman Publishing debuted Fred Reed’s outstanding work, Abraham Lincoln: The Image of His Greatness. Beautifully illustrated in full color, with hundreds of private and public images, Reed explored the popular depiction of Lincoln as “ideal, idol, and icon.” He showed the martyred president on coins, tokens, medals, postage stamps, and paper money—and also in oil paintings, magazine covers, popular advertisements, political cartoons, and other diverse media.
This groundbreaking book won three national awards and was distributed in bookstores across the country. Now, in 2012, comes the follow-up—Abraham Lincoln: Beyond the American Icon. Bigger, with more pages, and even more images (1,400-plus), plus more award-winning analysis and commentary. This new book promises to be another best-seller and newsmaker!
Hardcover, 8.5x11, Full Color, 464 pages
Now, for the first time, in full color! The updated and revised seventh edition of this comprehensive guide spells out the official American Numismatic Association grading standards for each United States coinage series. Every coin minted since 1793, from half cents to gold double eagles to commemoratives, is studied in 384 pages of easy-to-follow text and photographs.• Convenient spiralbound hardcover binding.
The Official American Numismatic Association Grading Standards for United States Coins, seventh edition, is an indispensable aid to properly grading U.S. coins—the very foundation of smart buying, selling, and collecting.
More than 700 queens, princesses, empresses, actresses, political and religious leaders, goddesses, and other women were up for consideration. They were voted on and ranked by members of Women in Numismatics to determine the 100 Greatest Women on Coins.
The 100 Greatest Women on Coins include real women such as Cleopatra, Martha Washington, and Mother Teresa; goddesses such as Athena, Demeter, and Nike; allegorical women (who represent an idea or nationality) such as Miss Liberty, Mother Earth, and Britannia; and women in art, such as La Pietà and Auguste Renoir’s Girls at the Piano. Queen Elizabeth II has appeared on billions of coins during her reign. Queen Victoria was featured on copper, silver, and gold coins throughout her 64-year rule, the longest of any British monarch. These real women are joined by mythical women like the Fairy of Mount Kumgang; monstrous women like the Medusa; caretakers like Mother Teresa and Florence Nightingale; women from art and fiction, like Heidi and Anne of Green Gables; famous Americans like Dolley Madison and Marilyn Monroe; and other royals like Princess Diana and Queen Nefertiti.
“100 Greatest Women on Coins is a celebration of the hundreds of women who have appeared on coins from ancient times to the present,” says author Ron Guth. “This is a book about mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, empresses, queens, ballerinas, athletes, goddesses, regents, allegorical figures, and the many forms in which women have appeared on coins. It’s the story of women who have made important contributions to history, politics, the arts, the sciences, and myriad other fields.”
The coins on which the 100 Greatest Women appear include valuable gold and silver pieces, unusual commemoratives, and super-rarities, as well as more common pieces that you can find in your pocket change.
The book includes a foreword by Charmy Harker, president of Women in Numismatics and a noted coin dealer, who calls it “a fascinating look into the important role women have played throughout numismatic history and throughout history in general.”
128 pages, hardcover, coffee-table format.
Between these covers lie the most significant U.S. coins of the modern era—from one-of-a-kind rarities to coins you can find in pocket change, presented as you’ve never seen them before! In this beautifully illustrated volume, distinguished numismatists Scott Schechter and Jeff Garrett take you on a personal guided tour of the most significant U.S. coins of the modern era. From humble Lincoln cents to costly platinum bullion coins, each issue was ranked based on rigorous research to determine which were worthy of becoming one of the 100 Greatest.
This revised and updated second edition features new additions to the list and dramatic, even surprising, changes in ranking. A new appendix shows how coins changed position on the list and explains the reasoning for the most extreme changes. You’ll learn the behind-the-scenes stories that illuminate how these particular coins became desirable—and why they illustrate, better than any others, the high point of our nation’s coinage. An engaging book for collectors of all levels.
128 Pages, Hardcover, with dust jacket, full color