A Guide Book of United States Commemorative Coins 2nd Ed. Red Book Series by Bowers
- Buy 6 for $11.97 each and save 14%
Collecting United States commemorative coins is like compiling a photo album of the nationﾒs history. Because these coins represent so many aspects of Americaﾗfrom dramatic battles to Olympic games, from presidents to national parksﾗeach collector can build a set that has its own unique and personal significance.
In this handy volume Q. David Bowers chronicles the history of commemorative coins in the United States from 1892 to the present. He explores how a commemorative develops from initial concept to final coinage. On the technical and production side, you will learn about die preparation, the coining process, mintages, Proof and assay coins, and distribution. On the market side, Bowers tells you ways to build your collection, and gives advice on evaluating quality, being a smart buyer, realities of the marketplace, Full Details, certification, population reports, registry sets, establishing fair market prices, and more.
New appendices share an interview with a commemorative-coin designer from the Artistic Infusion Program and a wealth of designs considered for recent commemoratives.
This book is a single-volume library for anyone interested in the people, places, and events that make America great, and how they are honored in our nationﾒs coins.
304 pages, 6 x 9 inches.