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The E-Sylum:  Volume 10, Number 46, November 11, 2007, Article 7

NEW BOOK: WHITMAN'S 'A GUIDE BOOK OF LINCOLN CENTS' BY Q. DAVID BOWERS

[Publisher Dennis Tucker forwarded a press release on
the latest Bowers book - this one on Lincoln Cents.
See excerpts below.  -Editor]

Whitman Publishing announces the release of A Guide Book
of Lincoln Cents, the ninth entry in its Bowers Series of
numismatic titles. The book continues in the tradition of
the Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars and other best-selling
“Official Red Book” guides. The 304-page full-color volume
will be available online and in bookstores nationwide
in December.

Lincoln cents from 1909 to date are illustrated in full
color, with high-resolution enlargements for important
doubled dies and other varieties. Mintages, specifications,
market values in multiple grades (including Brown, Red/Brown,
and Red Mint State), and certified and surviving field
populations add to the book’s reference value.

On the technical and production side, A Guide Book of
Lincoln Cents covers patterns, die preparation, design
modifications, the coining process, distribution, Proofs,
mintmarks, doubled dies, and more. An appendix by specialist
Fred Weinberg discusses errors and misstruck cents.

304 pages. Full color. Paperback. $19.95 retail.
By Q. David Bowers. Foreword by Charles Daughtrey.

[I told Dennis that I'm looking forward to the book to
compare and contrast it against the other Lincoln Cent
titles on my shelf.  He adds: "It's definitely a rich field!
Dave Bowers told me that the deeper he got into this book,
the more intriguing and complex he found the subject. In
his introduction he ends up calling Lincoln cents "among
the most fascinating coins in the entire American series"
and declares that they offer some of the greatest challenges."
-Editor]

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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