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.
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