Immerse yourself in the full expanse of the U.S. Mint’s historic Liberty Seated coinage—half dimes, dimes, twenty-cent pieces, quarters, half dollars, Gobrecht dollars, silver dollars, and trade dollars. These classic silver coins, featuring the Goddess of Liberty seated with a cap and pole, were minted from 1836 until 1891. Minted in Philadelphia, New Orleans, Carson City, and San Francisco, they fueled American commerce from the Hard Times Era through the nation’s gold and silver rushes, the Civil War and its aftermath, finally retiring during America’s Gilded Age.
“Dean of American Numismatics” Q. David Bowers presents hobbyists with everything they need to know about collecting Liberty Seated coins: a date-by-date catalog of more than 750 coins, mintages, grading standards, auction records, keys to building a high-quality collection, and more. With trademark wit and experience Bowers describes the rich historical background of these coins and their era. More than 1,500 full-color images and a wealth of knowledge that cannot be matched in any other single source make this the leading reference on Liberty Seated coinage.
“Bowers offers both beginning and experienced numismatists a fresh perspective on collecting these fascinating silver coins.”
—Leonard D. Augsburger, Vice President of the Liberty Seated Collectors Club
“Anyone who wants to become a truly informed collector of this coinage should be sure to purchase this book and use it as their ‘bible’ when forming their collection.”
— Frank Trask, professional numismatist
608 pages, softcover, full color, 6 x 9 inches.