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In the best-selling Grading Coins by Photographs, Q. David Bowers has crafted a unique combination of step-by-step grading instructions for every federal coinage series from half cents to double eagles, plus information on the history and importance of grading; expert grading techniques; understanding the surfaces of coins; and smart grading and buying. His insightful text is combined with enlarged high-resolution color photographs for each grade, plus Proofs. The updated 2nd edition includes new photographs and fresh insight on today’s grading standards.

384 pages, 6 x 9 inches, Spiralbound softcover, Illustrated in full color, Copyright 2012 $19.95
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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.
• Every standard grade is illustrated and described in detail.
• Text descriptions of 30 levels pinpoint grades from Poor to Mint State.
• High-resolution photographs illustrate exactly what to look for.
• All eleven Mint State levels are discussed in detail.
• Now in full color, from cover to cover.
• The only grading guide sponsored and endorsed by the American Numismatic Association.

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.

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Whitman Publishing, LLC is proud to announce the release of the latest edition of one of America's most popular coin books: the Cherrypickers' Guide to Rare Die Varieties, Fifth Edition, Volume I. This volume covers all United States series from half cents through nickel five-cent piece. The book is a result of many years of cumulative research and finessing by the lead authors, Bill Fivaz and J.T. Stanton, in cooperation with many collectors, scholars, dealers, and others in the numismatic community. It presents information unavailable in any other single source. By Bill Fivaz and J.T. Stanton, foreword by Q. David Bowers. Spiralbound Hardcover.
$39.95

Cherrypickers’ Guide to Rare Die Varieties, 5th edition, volume II.
The award-winning Cherrypickers’ Guide has been expanded and updated in the 5th edition, volume II, covering half dimes through modern dollars, gold dollars through double eagles, and classic commemoratives. A brand-new chapter explores modern silver, gold, and platinum bullion-coin varieties. Under the direction of editor Ken Potter (working with authors Bill Fivaz and J.T. Stanton), dozens of new varieties have been added across all denominations. Photographs have been upgraded, and more have been added. Retail prices and auction results have been studied coin-by-coin in conjunction with a panel of hobby experts and specialists, providing accurate market values. Coin descriptions have been fine-tuned. Rarities, interest levels, and other important market factors have been updated. The Cherrypickers’ Guide is a treasure map for how to examine a collection of otherwise normal coins, looking for unusual characteristics: doubled and tripled dies, overdates, repunched mintmarks, and other features that can reveal a “common” coin to be a rare and valuable variety. Spiralbound hardcover, 512 pages, illustrated.
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This book is a comprehensive insider's look at not only rare coins, but also tokens, medals, and paper money. At 34 chapters and nearly 700 pages, it covers everything from grading to determining values to techniques of smart auction bidding.
More than 1,300 photographs and illustrations, both black and white and in full-color galleries, complement the text, showing the people, places, and coins described. Bowers' engaging case studies, strategies, and insider tips make the book an invaluable "how to" for today's marketplace. Chapters are devoted to copper, nickel, silver, and gold coins; dynamics of the coin market; fads, trends, cycles, and predictions; conserving and protecting your collection; how to be a smart seller; and more. Paperback
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This hardcover book is a comprehensive insider's look at not only rare coins, but also tokens, medals, and paper money. At 34 chapters and nearly 700 pages, it covers everything from grading to determining values to techniques of smart auction bidding.
More than 1,300 photographs and illustrations, both black and white and in full-color galleries, complement the text, showing the people, places, and coins described. Bowers' engaging case studies, strategies, and insider tips make the book an invaluable "how to" for today's marketplace. Chapters are devoted to copper, nickel, silver, and gold coins; dynamics of the coin market; fads, trends, cycles, and predictions; conserving and protecting your collection; how to be a smart seller; and more. Hardcover.
$29.95
This is an up-to-date, comprehensive guide that explains everything a new collector needs to know. You will learn about getting started in the hobby, mint marks, varieties, and what makes a coin valuable. It also contains information on how to care for your collection, grading, where to find valuable coins and how to identify counterfeit and altered coins. Kenneth Bressett. Softcover
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Now in its fifth edition, Coins: Questions and Answers provides detailed answers to hundreds of the most commonly asked questions about the world of money, giving readers a feel for the historical significance of coins - and covering challenging, interesting subjects that have puzzled collectors for decades. Filled with hundreds of photographs, the book answers questions about U.S. coins and paper money; Canadian, Mexican, and other world coins; tokens and medals; error coins; Confederate money; commemorative coins; collecting and investing; gold, silver, copper, nickel, and more. Softcover, 353 pages. Extensively illustrated. By Clifford Mishler.
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In the third edition of the best-selling and award-winning 100 Greatest U.S. Coins, numismatic author Jeff Garrett takes the reader on a personal guided tour of the nation's greatest coinage. "Each of the 100 Greatest was voted into place by leading coin dealers, researchers, and historians," says Whitman publisher Dennis Tucker. Inside the reader will find prized and seldom-seen rarities - the unique and high-valued pieces that collectors dream about, like the 1913 Liberty Head nickel and the 1804 dollar (the "King of American Coins"). The book also explores more readily available and widely popular coins: pieces so beautiful or with such strange and facinating stories that everybody wants one. By Jeff Garrett. Hardcover, 144 Full Color Pages, Metallic-Foil Cover.
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Katherine Jaeger and Q. David Bowers tell the fascinating stories of 100 of the greatest medals and tokens of colonial America, the early states, the Confereracy, the U.S. Mint, and dozens of private issuers. It's all here: the history of medals and tokens in America and how they evolved; how to collect them; grading; conservation; smart buying; and more. 100 Greatest American Medals and Tokens is not just a price guide or a fancy picture book. It's a time machine that takes you to a hundred-plus different points in America's rich history. Hardcover with dustjacket, coffee-table, 148 pages.
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Emperors and assassins, owls and turtles, gods and goddesses, brave heroes and villainous rogues--all of these and more await you among the 100 Greatest Ancient Coins. In this beautifully illustrated book, Harlan J. Berk, one of America's best-known ancient-coin dealers, takes you on a personal guided tour of the numismatic antiquities of Greece, Rome, the Byzantine Empire, and other parts of the ancient world. Coffee-table-size, Hardcover, 144 pages, full color, with enlarged photographs and stories for every coin.
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The latest entry in Whitman’s “100 Greatest” collection, 100 Greatest U.S. Error Coins is a beautifully illustrated coffee-table book that explores one of the hobby’s hottest collectible fields. Expert dealers, collectors, researchers, and historians have all weighed in on their opinions of the 100 all-time greatest examples of American coinage errors. The rarities, the classics, and the intriguing “how’d that happen?” specimens are here---and some interesting surprises, too. Authors Nicholas Brown, David Camire, and Fred Weinberg are three of the nation's most famous error-coin specialists, and they open the doors to the U.S. Mint to show you how and why error coins occur. With an engaging introduction by Q. David Bowers; plus full-color, high-resolution photos; and historical and current market values, 100 Greatest U.S. Error Coins will delight collectors and non-collectors alike. Hardcover, 144 pages. Illustrated with more than 500 photographs.
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By Jeff Garrett and Q. David Bowers. Foreword by Kenneth Bressett.

Take a personal guided tour with two of America's best-known gold specialists. Jeff Garrett and Q. David Bowers show you how to sell your gold without losing your shirt; how to make smart decisions when you buy gold; the best kinds of gold to invest in; traps and pitfalls to avoid; how to grade collectible gold coins; and much more. This interactive book includes handy pullouts with valuable insider information-take them with you when you buy or sell! Bullion value charts, coinage specifications, weight conversion tables, and much more. 120 Pages, Full Color, Hardcover, In Library-Quality Slipcase.
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In Cooperation with the Smithsonian Institution. United States Gold Coins have seen a popularity boom in recent years. Thousands of new collectors have discovered their rich and facinating history and appeal. Important collections, locked away for decades have come to light, and a new research has provided collectors and investors with a wealth of information previously unavailable. There has never been a better time to explore the wonderful field of United States gold coinage-and the Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins 1795-1933 is your passport to that exploration. Full Color. 656 Pages. By Jeff Garrett and Ron Guth, forward by Dr. Richard Doty. Hardcover.
Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins 1795-1934 - Jeff Garrett & Ron Guth
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Numismatic scholar John W. Dannreuther has written a monumental study of the gold coinage of the early United States. This book is built on the original notes made by researcher Harry W. Bass Jr. as he studied his extensive collection of early U.S. gold. Expanding on Bass's ground breaking work, Dannreuther has crafted a systematic treatise on the intricacies of these fascinating coins. By John W. Dannreuther and Harry W. Bass Jr., Foreword by Q. David Bowers. Hardcover.
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Whitman's United States Gold Counterfeit Detection Guide is a full-color, 224-page reference for identifying fake gold coins, from dollars to double eagles. Detailed text and high-resolution close-up photographs show specific diagnostics for nearly 200 frequently encountered counterfeits. California fractional gold and commemoratives are also studied. The text includes expert advice from professional graders, authenticators, and dealers; more than two dozen "rules of thumb" (with illustrations); a glossary; an appendix of genuine U. S. gold coin specifications and tolerances; and another appendix of physical traits of genuine gold coins, with photo close-ups. The United States Gold Counterfeit Detection Guide is the first book of its kind for U. S. gold collectors, and promises to be a standard reference in the field. Full color throughout; illustrated; 224 pages. By Bill Fivaz; foreword by Randy Campbell. Spiralbound Softcover.
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Readers will learn all about these much-discussed new coins from the United States Mint, in addition to gaining insight on tokens, medals, paper money, older coins, and other collectibles related to each president. "After you read this book you can branch out and build an attractive collection based around your Presidential dollars," said Whitman publisher Dennis Tucker. "These coins can from the foundation for a collection of older and even more exotic pieces for a display of historical Americana." 128 Pages, Full Color. Softcover. Q David Bowers.
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By Eric P. Newman and Kenneth Bressett. The Tribute Edition includes a faithful reproduction of the original printing of The Fantastic 1804 Dollar. Added to this groundbreaking work are 64 pages in full color, expanding the subject with research from "The Fantastic 1804 Dollar: 25th Anniversary Follow-Up" (also by Newman and Bressett), along with more recent research by Q. David Bowers and other famous numismatists, and an updated registry of known examples. Beautiful full-page plates and colorful illustrations enliven this new section. The 1804 dollar continues to make headlines today, as it has for decades. This commemorative book will be eagerly sought by collectors. 208 Pages (including 64 in color), Hardcover, 6"x9".
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By J. Hewitt Judd, M.D., edited by Q. David Bowers. Pattern Coins: rare, mysterious, and beautiful. These seldom-seen experimental pieces illustrate the trials, struggles, and backstage intrigue that preceeded many of the U.S. Mint's regular-issue coins. Q. David Bowers offers a fascinating inside look at the history, rarity, and market values of America's rarest coins. Hardcover, Full Color, 352 Pages. Hardcover.
$39.95
Award-winning author Bob Leonard has collected odd and curious money for more than 45 years. He has written 17 studies on specific unusual monies, earning literary awards from the ANA and the Numismatic Literary Guild. In Curious Currency Leonard engagingly explores the lessons that elephant tails, woodpecker scalps, neck rings, Yap stones, cocoa beans, whatle teeth, and other odd and curious monies have for our economy today. By Robert D. Leonard Jr., Foreword by Kenneth Bressett. 160 Pages, Full Color, 6x9, Hardcover.
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President Theodore Roosevelt called the project his “pet crime.” In truth it was one of his greatest gifts to America. In 1905 Roosevelt challenged the brilliant and famous sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens: The United States is the best nation on Earth, but its coins are atrociously hideous. Why can we not produce coinage as beautiful as that of the ancient Greeks?
Striking Change offers a fresh new look at the life of Saint-Gaudens—the man and the artist —and the remarkable partnership he forged with Theodore Roosevelt to reinvigorate the country’s numismatic art. Author Michael Moran explores Saint-Gaudens’s coin designs in the context of his monumental sculptures and American culture of the time. Through first-person accounts, behind-the-scenes conversations, and explosive public drama, we come to know the larger-than-life personalities involved in this renaissance of fine art. Striking Change illuminates the politics, the genius, the struggles, and ultimately the triumph of an extraordinary American journey. Size 6" x 9", Hardcover with dustjacket. Fully Illustrated. 480 pages, including 32 in full color.
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This book contains replica coins from Biblical times. Included in the book is a Widow's Mite, Gold Daric, Lepton, Tribute Penny, Shekel and Half-Shekel.
Written by Arthur Friedberg, you will see how each coin reflects the politics of its time. The coins will be presented in a mostly chronological order. It would tke many hundreds of pages, far more than in this book, to present a comprehensive catalog of the coinage. This is rather a compendium of the money of biblical times, consisting mostly of those coins that would be most significant in the eyes of the reader. Hardback, Color Illustrations, 106 Pages.
$19.95
This book shows how to read Greek coins and covers methods for determining dates on Roman coins. It is profusely illustrated with sections on symbols, city names and mythological characters. Edited Kenneth Bressett. Softcover.
$14.95
Build your own collection of ancient Greek coins with an expert's valuable advice. Join award-winning author Paul Rynearson as he applies engaging lessons to collecting 25 different types of ancient Greek coins. You'll explore Athenian owls, money of the Bible, Greek Imperial issues, and other classic coins. Soon you'll be ready to take your own journey to ancient Greece, and create a unique, highly personal, and rewarding coin collection. 288 pages, hardcover, full color.
$29.95
 
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