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Whitman Encyclopedia of Colonial and Early American Coins, 2nd Edition

$49.95
SKU:
0794847277
Whitman Encyclopedia of Colonial and Early American Coins, 2nd Edition

Whitman Encyclopedia of Colonial and Early American Coins, 2nd Edition

$49.95
SKU:
0794847277

Q. David Bowers
Foreword by Kenneth Bressett

Only Q. David Bowers, the “Dean of American Numismatics,” could have produced a book as comprehensive and authoritative as the first edition of the Whitman Encyclopedia of Colonial and Early American Coins. Now, in the second edition, Bowers and his panel of specialists in the field add newly discovered coins, bring fresh historical research to the text, and update hundreds of listings with new information, rarity figures, pricing, and images. This fully revised and updated edition remains the definitive reference on colonial and early American coins, tokens, and related issues. (Hardcover, 352 pages, 8.5 x 11 inches)

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  • 5
    General comments

    Posted by Unknown on 23rd Nov 2020

    Like the 1st edition, this book is a thorough introduction to early American coinage for collectors at any level, and useful to specialist collectors of this series. I would have appreciated more discussion of trends in coin prices between the 1st edition and this edition. Where practical, I would add coin weights (weight peaks or weight ranges); this helps to flag electrotypes and other fakes. Weights in grains is old fashioned; also give weights in grams.

  • 5
    encyclopedia of colonial and early american coins

    Posted by jim newhouse on 13th Oct 2020

    very informative! so much detailed information and very up-to-date. chapters 1-4 are especially easy reading.

  • 5
    Colonial and Early American Coins

    Posted by William Hyder on 13th Oct 2020

    Well written and researched as expected from Bowers.

  • 5
    Colonial and Early American Coins 2nd Ed

    Posted by Susan S on 7th Oct 2020

    I am a C4 member and this is an absolute essential reference book. Photos are wonderful. I highly recommend this book.

  • 5
    Colonial and Early American Coins

    Posted by Dr. Gregory T. Scotten on 2nd Oct 2020

    As usual David Bowers has produced an important resource. It is excellent in every detail. My one suggestion would be review the placement of values tables in those few sections where there are wide distances between indicated values, it creates extra searching.

  • 5
    ITEMS OF INTEREST

    Posted by EDWARD DEVERMAN on 8th Sep 2020

    YOU ALWAYS PICK UP SOME ITEMS IN A BOOK . THIS BOOK KEEPS YOU COMING BACK FOR MORE, MORE PEOPLE SHOULD BUY THIS BOOK BEFORE THEY SPEAK ON THINGS THEY DONT KNOW

  • 5
    Whitman Encyclopedia of Colonial and Early American Coins

    Posted by Ray Williams on 7th Sep 2020

    I keep this reference withing arm's length at home. The research is up to date and this one volume is a compilation of information that previously would cost hundreds of dollars in specialized book purchases. Whether you collect colonial coins or are interested in the numismatic history of the period, this book would find a welcome spot in any numismatic library.

  • 5
    2nd Edition

    Posted by Bob M on 7th Sep 2020

    A solid update to a very useful and practical book. My first edition was well-worn, and I am certain that this one will get lots and lots of use as well.