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About Whitman Publishing Whitman Publishing is the leading producer of numismatic reference books, supplies, and products to display and store coins and paper money. Our high-quality books educate readers in the rich, colorful history of American and world coinage, paper currency, tokens, and medals, and teach how to build great collections. Archival-quality Whitman folders, albums, cases, and other holders assist in keeping collectibles safe and allow them to be shown off to friends and family. Whitman is also the home of H.E. Harris postage stamp collecting supplies, including: albums, supplements, kits, books, and more.

Our Products Whitman Publishing has been in the numismatic and philatelic publishing field for almost 90 years. Our flagship titles have been the “Bibles” of the hobby since 1942 (the Blue Book) and 1946 (the Red Book). Whitman’s coin boards, folders, and albums have organized and displayed hundreds of thousands of coin collections for generations. Today we continue this long tradition with new products and publications, and the same dedication to accuracy, quality, innovations, and solid research. We design our products to appeal to all collectors for their personal collections or to be given as gifts to all ages.

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A Guide Book of Half Cents and Large Cents, 1st Edition

$39.95
SKU:
794843166
A Guide Book of Half Cents and Large Cents, 1st Edition

A Guide Book of Half Cents and Large Cents, 1st Edition

$39.95
SKU:
794843166
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Volume #19 in Whitmanƒ??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 (the year after the Philadelphia Mint was founded) into the late 1850s (shortly before the Civil War started). In this colorfully illustrated book, Americaƒ??s popular early coppers are given the famous Q. David Bowers treatment: insightful study, rich historical background, and detailed data analysis. Bowersƒ??the ƒ??Dean of American Numismaticsƒ? and the most prolific numismatic author of all timeƒ??tells 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. Youƒ??ll learn how the history of the developing nation shaped the coinsƒ?? designs and production, and the effects of 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 Bowersƒ??s engaging style make this book a treat for anyone interested in our nationƒ??s early history.

576 pages, softcover, color, 6 x 9 inches.